The Health Care Management Division is committed to being among the most innovative of the Academy’s many forums. With that goal in mind, we are making some changes to our communication mechanisms. First, we are increasingly making the HCM website the hub of all division communications. This means that our web-site http://division.aomonline.org/hcm/ is the place to go when you want information about (or related to) the HCM division.
Our division’s website has been updated to include easy access for registering for both HCM listserv and AOM Connect. Please visit HCM’s website at http://division.aomonline.org/hcm/ and take a few minutes to register for both communications venues. By doing so, you will receive up-to-date information regarding posted call for papers, open positions, and other items of interest.
Naturally, the next big evolution is the Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to the traditional, erudite presentations on qualitative and empirical research, we have a great guest speaker who will have several unique insights into the U.S. healthcare system. Depending on whether or not the Supreme Court says we still have a system.
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David Blumenthal, MD will be the Health Care Management Division’s distinguished speaker this year. Dr. Blumenthal was a primary care physician at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare System, and in 2009 President Barack Obama appointed him as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and charged him with building a nationwide health information system and supporting the widespread meaningful use of health information technology. Dr. Blumenthal is currently Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, has been named chairman of the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System. Dr. Blumenthal’s talk is titled, “Public Startups: the ONC Example,” and will focus on his experience as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the future directions of IT in healthcare. This session will take place on Monday, August 6, 2012 from 3:00 - 4:45 at the Marriott Copley Place in Salon F.
The Professional Development Workshop Rocks
The whole series of events starts with our Professional Development Workshop (PDW). Members of the Health Care Management and Public and Nonprofit divisions should consider arriving in time to hear leading scholars’ and journal editors’ insights on writing a strong paper. This Professional Development Workshop session is open to all AOM meeting participants and does not require registration. Margarete Arndt, Jacqueline Zinn, Mattia Gilmartin, Keith Provan, and Ingrid Nembhard will discuss how to write a compelling literature review, how to frame an interesting research question, how to respond to reviewer comments, and the overall gestalt of a strong paper. Participants will also be able to speak with editors of Health Services Research, Health Care Management Review, the Journal of Healthcare Management, and Advances in Health Care Management. This session will be 12:15 – 2:15 pm Saturday, August 4 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boylston.
The Program Chair’s Favorite Paper Session
Unlike your mother, who told you she ‘loved you all equally’, I am not going to lie to you. There is a session I like the most. The session entitled “Innovation: Barriers, Pathways, Levels and Exceptions: The Innovator’s Rx Refilled” really has it all. There are papers that use mixed methods, ethnographic research techniques and time and motion studies to really delve down into the organizational phenomenon. In addition, two of the submissions were nominated for Best Paper Awards – International and Theory to Practice. This session will be 9:45 – 11:15 am Tuesday, August 7 at the Marriott Copley Place in Salon H.