Haas is among five top US business schools that have formed the Business School Alliance for Health Care Management in a move to improve health care by fostering management education in the health sector.
In addition to Haas, the charter members are Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Harvard Business School, and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
"The Haas School is pleased to be a founding member of the Business School Alliance for Healthcare Management. We believe that poor management is at the root of many of the problems facing the health sector," says Haas Adjunct Professor Kristiana Raube, executive director of the school's Health Management Program, who is serving on the alliance board.
"By creating this alliance, we are committed to improving the health care system by applying management innovations," Raube adds. "I believe we can improve the capacity of our member institutions to deliver the highest quality educational programs."
Fuqua’s Health Sector Management Director Kevin Schulman noted the urgency with which Alliance members are approaching their work:
“The recent health care reform legislation in the U.S. largely revolved around the critical issue of access to care for the uninsured," he said. "But other crises loom even larger for most Americans: the chronic over-utilization of tests and specialist services; misaligned incentives; staggeringly high costs; and variable or poor quality of care.”
Membership in the alliance is open to health care management programs at top business schools that have shown a commitment to research, teaching using research-based faculty, and service in the health sector.