MHA students bring home the gold at North Texas Case Competition


Share this story:

By Sally Crocker

A team of UNT Health Science Center MHA students has taken the top prize at this year’s American College of Healthcare Executives North Texas (ACHENTX) Case Competition.

Tasked with a real-world challenge, much like projects they will take on in their future careers as health care leaders, teams from UNTHSC and other North Texas universities went head to head on a case for “Humana’s Bold Goal: 20 Percent Healthier by 2020.”

The case focused on Humana’s plan to improve health in the communities it serves and make it easy for people to achieve their best health. Students were asked to develop and present a proposal for measuring the business performance and clinical progress along the way.

Members of the UNTHSC winning team were Crystal Bui, Liana Cherian, Monica Kovuri, Laci Sherman and Ela Vashishtha.

The team was coached by Paul Aslin, FACHE, Senior Vice President and Chief Population Officer with Wise Health System.

The win has special significance for Vashishtha, who has presented at three case competitions this year, regionally, statewide and nationally. In April, she was on the UNTHSC team that won for their “Transforming Galveston” proposal at the George McMillan Fleming Center for Healthcare Management’s annual student challenge event in Houston.

 

Share this story:

Family and friends keep a former runner in the Cowtown race

By Jan Jarvis   It started with one of those memory notifications that pop up on Facebook. The photo was of Collin Hadley running the Cowtown Half Marathon in 2014, and it hit his wife Emily like a ton of bricks. “I would give anything to be able to see Collin run again,” she sa...Read more

Feb 21, 2018

Dr. Marcy Paul

Connecting across cultures leads public health professor to new international role

By Sally Crocker Dr. Marcy Paul has spent a lifetime following the teachings of Tikkun Olam, the Jewish concept of “repairing the world.” The foundations of Dr. Paul’s work in public health today, and her belief that every person has a responsibility to make the world better, have de...Read more

Feb 20, 2018

UNT Health Science Center and Lena Pope announce new partnership

  UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) and Lena Pope have teamed up to expand access to high-quality early learning experiences for children and families in Fort Worth with a new on-campus child development center. Lena Pope’s new Early Learning Center will serve the children of UNTHS...Read more

Feb 19, 2018

UNTHSC upgrades its research accounting system following internal review and repayment

UNT Health Science Center has extensively revamped its system of tracking federally funded research projects after an internal review revealed flaws in its prior time and effort reporting practices. UNTHSC discovered the flaws in 2015 and subsequently self-reported the issues to the federal gover...Read more

Feb 16, 2018