Blue Cross and Blue Protect helps UA healthcare grasp’s program
by October 12, 2022 12:08 pm 593 views
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Protect will give $1.98 million to the College of Arkansas to assist set up a brand new grasp’s diploma program in healthcare enterprise analytics.
The Sam M. Walton Faculty of Enterprise, in partnership with Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Protect and the Faculty of Training and Well being Professions, just lately introduced the creation of the Robert L. Shoptaw Grasp of Healthcare Enterprise Analytics Program.
“This diploma will assist professionals within the enterprise and healthcare industries rework huge quantities of knowledge into sensible, analytical choices,” mentioned Matt Waller, dean of Walton Faculty.
Kate Mamiseishvili, interim dean of the Faculty of Training and Well being Professions, mentioned this system will leverage “the experience of school” from each UA schools.
Shoptaw was CEO of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Protect from 1994 till he retired in 2008.
“Arkansas Blue Cross is happy to honor the management and legacy of Bob Shoptaw by supporting Walton Faculty within the institution of the Grasp of Healthcare Enterprise Analytics Program,” mentioned Curtis Barnett, president and CEO of Arkansas Blue Cross. “There’s a rising want for extremely expert healthcare information analysts who can flip info into insights that permit suppliers, payors and researchers to develop initiatives that enhance affected person outcomes, improve care administration and promote a complete particular person strategy to care that addresses a affected person’s bodily well being, behavioral well being and social wants all collectively.”
Jerra Toms, director of selling and communications at Walton Faculty, mentioned the funding will help new college and employees, college improvement, recruiting and commercial, information help and occasions.
Paul Cronan, info methods professor at Walton Faculty, is the diploma program director and is in search of three to 4 new college and one administrative employees for this system slated to start out in fall 2023. He mentioned it’s geared towards working professionals and can be accomplished over 5 semesters, together with Saturday in-person lessons as soon as a month and on-line work. The aim is to have about 30 college students per 12 months.