Fostering cutting-edge and impactful research
The Health Administration Research Consortium (HARC) is focused on thought leadership in health administration and business research, relevant to health systems, health and diversity, digital and intelligent health, and health leadership.
- Industry and academic collaboration
- Faculty and student research on real-world problems
- Dissemination of academic research to the industry
Focus in 2020-2021
- Monitoring health systems’ response during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Investigating supply chain issues and vaccine distribution challenges
- Appraise digital and intelligent applications during the pandemic
Spring 2021 Faculty Perspectives
- The Perils and Promise of Supply Chains in Healthcare: Insights from Pandemic
- Collaborative Problem Solving for the Trillion Dollar Opioid Crisis in the United States
Spring 2021 Research Briefs
- Differences in Rural-Urban Counties’ Collaboration Activity for Opioid Response: A Cross-Sectional Survey
- Operational Flexibility as a Crisis Response to Manage Organizations in Extreme Uncertainties Similar to COVID-19 Pandemic Situation
- Response to the COVID-19 Crisis: Differences between Female and Male-led Companies in Three Income Groups
Fall 2020 Research Briefs
- St. Joseph’s Health System’s Response to People Issues During The COVID Pandemic
- Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare In Minnesota: A Virtual Care Success Story During COVID-19 Pandemic
- Covering The Last 50 Feet of The Immunization Supply Chain: Logistics Points to Consider for Healthcare Managers
- COVID-19 and Digital Health: How Intelligent Solutions are Shaping Healthcare for the Future
Fall 2020 Faculty Perspectives
Summer 2020 Research Briefs
Faculty and student researchers monitored health systems’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, documented in the following research briefs
- The Case of Bozeman Health in Montana: Relationship Building with Local Suppliers to Mitigate the COVID-19 Pandemic Challenge
- Genesis Health’s Real-Time Decision Making to Manage Supply Chain Issues During The COVID-19 Pandemic
- The Early Dilemma and New Way of Working at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center During The COVID-19 Pandemic
- Efforts of Main Line Health System to be Self-Reliant During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Spectrum Health During COVID-19 Pandemic
- The Strategic Positioning of Integrated Supply Chain Management to Help FMOLHS During COVID-19 Pandemic
- Strategic Orientation of Montage Medical Group During COVID-19 Pandemic
- HCA Florida During COVID-19 Pandemic
- The Health Administration Research Consortium formation and progress featured in the Business School News (Mar 2, 2021).
- Forbes article cited Dr. Wayne Cascio’s research paper on wage policy, which offers implications for addressing the employee shortage issue during the COVID-19 crisis. (Mar 2, 2021)
- HealthCare Financial Management Association covered Dr. Jeff Helton’s article. The article examined the role of patients in the innovation of healthcare. Dr. Jeff Helton gave two suggestions: choosing technology over humanity and asking the patients. This study highlights the value of innovations and the importance of involving patients in innovation. (Feb 01, 2021)
- Dr. Blair Gifford’s HMPI article on the response to the 1918 Influenza pandemic by the Chicago hospitals was covered by CU Denver News. This research suggested that the active responses during the epidemic reinforced the identity of voluntary hospitals. This message provides insights into the current COVID-19 pandemic. (Jan 28, 2021)
- Dr. William Swann discussed the opioid crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has become even more challenging with the increasing uncertainties. This article presented by the School of Public Affairs at CU Denver suggested the expanding treatment and the accessibility to treatment are critical factors to address this crisis. (Jan 19, 2021)
- Dr. Jiban Khuntia and Dr. Rulon Stacey discussed how can health systems drive economic recovery in a COVID-19 transformed situation on the HealthTech Magazines. (Jan 4, 2021)
- As a member of the International Hospital Federation (IHF)’s Special Task Force on Beyond COVID-19, Dr. Jiban Khuntia shared his findings of supply, logistics, and infrastructure changes realized during the COVID-19 pandemic in an IHF virtual forum. (Nov 25, 2020).
- Dr. Jiban Khuntia recommends embracing innovation and infrastructure by health systems in the VeryWellHealth article: Hospitals Unprepared for Latest COVID-19 Surge, Nurses Say. (Nov 24, 2020)
- A blog written by Dr. Khuntia and Dr. Els van der Wilden-van Lier discusses decision-making during the COVID-19 crisis in the International Hospital Federation (IHF) article: Responding to Covid-19: The Importance of ‘Value-Aligned Decisions’. (Sep 22, 2020)
- Study on social distancing provides policy recommendations, by Dr. Khuntia and team: Government response to COVID-19 influences citizens' adherence to social distancing measures. (Aug 25, 2020)
- NewsBreak features Dr. Khuntia’s study on citizen responses to government orders in the United States, Kuwait, and South Korea: Citizens' adherence to COVID-19 social distancing measures depends on government response. (Aug 25, 2020)
- EurekAlert! features Dr. Jiban Khuntia’s study: Citizens' adherence to COVID-19 social distancing measures depends on government response. (Aug 24, 2020)
- ScienceDaily features Dr. Jiban Khuntia’s study on citizen responses to government orders in three countries: Citizens' adherence to COVID-19 social distancing measures depends on government response. (Aug 24, 2020)
- ClinOwl introduces Dr. Jiban Khuntia’s study on citizen responses to adherence recommendations: Citizens’ adherence to COVID-19 mitigation recommendations by the government: A three-country comparative evaluation using online cross-sectional survey data. (July 28, 2020)
- Dr. Khuntia studied citizen responses to government orders in the United States, Kuwait, and South Korea: Citizens’ Adherence to COVID-19 Social Distancing Measures Depends on Government. (Aug 24, 2020)
- Dr. Wayne Cascio recommends companies hunker down and do all they can to avoid layoffs: Professor’s Research on Layoffs Featured in The New York Times. (July 6, 2020)
- Dr. Wayne Cascio’s study on layoffs provides insight to understand the pandemic layoffs: More people will be fired in the pandemic. Let’s talk about it. (June 15, 2020)
- Dr. Jiban Khuntia gives opinions in the Denver Channel on data privacy of telehealth: As more people turn to telehealth, how are companies keeping your data safe from hackers? (May 11, 2020)
- Drs. Wayne Cascio, and Rulon Stacey, with Andrew Garman, believe that: front-line-healthcare-workers-deserve-hazard-pay. (May 05, 2020)
- Drs. Rulon Stacey and Jiban Khuntia provide recommendations in the Health Management Policy and Innovation coverage on the COVID situation: Healthcare Systems: Are You Prepared For The Post-COVID-19 Era? (April 23, 2020)
- Dr. Rulon Stacey gives suggestions to Colorado hospitals that: 'The best-case scenario is we're financially devastated, not medically devastated'. (Mar 31, 2020)
- Dr. Jiban Khuntia advises on employee-related healthcare cybersecurity threats in the Physicians Practice article: Top two cybersecurity threats facing physician practices. (Mar 13, 2020)
- The Health Administration Student Organization (HASO) at the University of Colorado Denver in partnership with the Colorado Association of Healthcare Executives. (CAHE) organized the first event in our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Webinar Series: The Effects of Systemic Racism on Healthcare, featuring guest speakers Jandel Allen-Davis, MD; Nita Mosby Tyler, PhD; and Regina Richards, PhD, MSW; and was moderated by Terrence Walker, PT, DPT.
- Restructuring & Reimagining: Leading a Post-Pandemic Workplace with Dr. Wayne Cascio, hosted by Uptime Logistics on December 4, 2020.
- Dr. Jeffrey Helton navigates the effective vaccine delivery challenges with Dr. Mario Macis, and Dr. Julie L. Swann in the Webinar: Greatest supply chain challenge ever? The COVID-19 vaccine. This Webinar was organized by the Health Administration Student Organization (HASO) and the Business School Alliance for Healthcare Management (BAHM). (November 2, 2020)
- Dr. Rulon F. Stacey moderated a panel on Real World Crisis Collaboration, with Peter Banko, CEO of Centura Health, and Kevin Slavin, CEO of St. Joseph's Health, organized by HASO. (May 13, 2020)
- Leading to Recovery: Planning Priorities for Healthcare Organizations Post-COVID-19. Webinar, with Jiban Khuntia, Rulon Stacey, and Richard Bajner, organized by HASO and Colorado Association of Healthcare Executives (CAHE). (April 23, 2020)
Business School Faculty
Dr. William L. Swann is an Assistant Professor in the CU Denver School of Public Affairs.
Dr. Danielle Varda Danielle M. Varda is an associate professor in the CU Denver School of Public Affairs.
Dr. Jeff Helton holds adjunct faculty appointments in the health administration program and appointments in other universities.
Amit Pradhan is a second-year Ph.D. student with an interest in health systems agility and COVID-19 pandemic response. He, along with Dr. Jiban Khuntia, interviewed several health systems during Summer 2020 to investigate how agility helps in health systems crisis response.
Naser Shekarian is a second-year Ph.D. student investigating the alignment of different operational flexibility aspects as a response and survival strategy for firms facing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grace Goschen is a graduate student in health programs. Her research interests are investigating how intelligence plays a role in COVID-19 response and will be a new normal in emerging health care.
Mitchell Berning is a graduate student in the health program. His interests are the supply chain issues around COVID vaccine distribution and the emerging use of artificial intelligence in health systems.
Xue Nancy Ning is a fourth-year Ph.D. student with research interests in the digital and intelligent health area. She has co-authored a Theory and Practice of Business Intelligence in Healthcare with Dr. Jiban Khuntia.
Partnership with the International Hospital Federation (IHF), 2020-2021.
- Dr. Rulon Stacey is the Chairman of the CEO Circle at IHF
- Dr. Wayne Cascio, Dr. Blair Gifford, and Dr. Jiban Khuntia served as members of the Beyond COVID-19’ Task Force.
Research collaborations with health systems to study the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020.
HARC is seeking grants and industry sponsorships for research and dissemination activities. Please connect with Dr. Jiban Khuntia for any projects or collaborations involving HARC faculty and students.