Bita A. Kash, PhD, MBA, FACHE

  • 580 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
20052020

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Bita Kash is the Director of the Center for Outcomes Research at the Houston Methodist Research Institute. The Center for Outcomes Research is a joint center with Texas A&M University School of Public Health. Dr. Kash is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Texas A&M University. She is also Co-Director of a seven-university National Science Foundation (NSF) funded industry-university cooperative research center, the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT), anchored at Texas A&M University. As co-director and PI of the NSF Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT), Dr. Kash conducts research to support the implementation of evidence-based transformational strategies within healthcare organizations. She also currently serves as Co-director for the Center for Health & Nature, a partnership between Houston Methodist, Texas A&M University and Texan by Nature. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and an active member of Academy Health, the Gerontological Society of America, and Academy of Management. Her areas of research include organizational capacity for change and transformation, evaluation of organizational innovations and technologies in the healthcare delivery system, and healthcare strategic planning and marketing. Her most recent research projects focus on development of strategy bundles to reduce hospital readmission rates, and access to appropriate care. She has published over 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Kash’s research in the areas of perioperative care coordination and the effective use of health information exchanges has resulted in several publications in top-tier health services and policy journals, featured in the NSF’s “Industry-Nominated Technology Breakthroughs of NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC)” 2016 report, as well as Politico and other media. Finally, as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Healthcare Management (JHM), Kash lead a peer-reviewed journal in the field of healthcare management that incorporates a practitioner application for every research article published from 2014-2017. Total subscriptions for the JHM reach over 43,000 and include healthcare executives, practitioners, researchers, and students.

Research interests

  • Organizational Capacity for Change and Transformation
  • Nursing Home Staffing and Cost
  • Healthcare Strategic Planning and Marketing
  • Examining Elements of Integrated Primary Provider Networks as Potential Sources of Competitive Advantage using Resource Based Theory
  • Implementation of Evidence-Based Transformational Strategies within Healthcare Organizations

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Texas A&M University, School of Public Health

Jan 1 2003May 31 2007

Award Date: May 31 2007

MBA, The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina

Aug 1 1990May 31 1993

Award Date: May 31 1993

BS, University of Missouri-Columbia

Aug 1 1987May 31 1990

Award Date: May 31 1990

External positions

Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College

Oct 1 2019 → …

Professor of Health Policy & Management, Texas A & M University

Research Area Keywords

  • Outcomes, Quality & Health Care Performance

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Projects

Bayou Greenways Health Impact Study

Kash, B. A. & Nasir, K.

5/1/2010/31/20

Project: Non Profit

Research Output

  • 580 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 62 Article
  • 11 Editorial
  • 8 Review article
  • Association between ambient air pollution and hospital length of stay among children with asthma in south texas

    Baek, J., Kash, B. A., Xu, X., Benden, M., Roberts, J. & Carrillo, G., Jun 1 2020, In : International journal of environmental research and public health. 17, 11, 3812.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Associations between particulate matter air pollution, presence and progression of subclinical coronary and carotid atherosclerosis: A systematic review

    Jilani, M. H., Simon-Friedt, B., Yahya, T., Khan, A. Y., Hassan, S. Z., Kash, B., Blankstein, R., Blaha, M. J., Virani, S. S., Rajagopalan, S., Cainzos-Achirica, M. & Nasir, K., Aug 1 2020, In : Atherosclerosis. 306, p. 22-32 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Improving the cost, quality, and safety of perioperative care: A systematic review of the literature on implementation of the perioperative surgical home

    Cline, K. M., Clement, V., Rock-Klotz, J., Kash, B. A., Steel, C. & Miller, T. R., Aug 1 2020, In : Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 63, 109760.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle