A team of students from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health took first place in The Ohio State University Healthcare Case Competition held on April 1.
[Photo: (left to right) Ms. Callie Heyne, Mr. Joseph White, and Ms. Tyne Alexander]
Master of Healthcare Administration students Ms. Tyne Alexander, Ms. Callie Heyne, and Mr. Joseph White faced 13 teams from nine CAHME-accredited health administration programs to take the winning title. The team was coached by senior lecturer Mr. Justine Mishek.
The teams presented strategies for improving the financial performance of an organization’s obstetrics services while also meeting community health care needs.
The Minnesota team recommended a time-phased approach focused on developing the efficiency and value of obstetric services. The plan called for the reinvestment of an organization’s resources into an expansion of services that provide comprehensive, well-coordinated care for women — especially mothers in all stages of pregnancy. The solution also positioned the organization to negotiate for value-based reimbursements and experience growth through partnerships with academic medical centers and local businesses.