Bita A. Kash, PhD, MBA, FACHE

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Personal profile

Bita Kash is the Director of the Center of 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 the Interim 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

Keywords

    Research Area Keywords

  • Outcomes, Quality & Health Care Performance

External positions

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

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Nursing Homes
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Delivery of Health Care
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Organizations
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Costs and Cost Analysis
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Disease Management
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Certification
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Administrative Personnel
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Health
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Nursing
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Patient Readmission
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Journals

Journal of Healthcare Management

ISSNs: 1096-9012

Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives

Journal

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Health care management review

ISSNs: 0361-6274

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1550-5030

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.51 SJR 1.389 SNIP 1.932

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5

European Journal of Training and Development

ISSNs: 2046-9012

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2046-9020

Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.36 SJR 0.347 SNIP 0.918

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4

Health Marketing Quarterly

ISSNs: 0735-9683

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1545-0864

Routledge

Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.58 SJR 0.213 SNIP 0.287

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3

The Milbank quarterly

ISSNs: 0887-378X

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1468-0009

Wiley

Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.6 SJR 1.237 SNIP 1.408

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2
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Shared Pub. Internal Organizations

Department of Surgery

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Houston Methodist Hospital

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Weill Cornell Medical College

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Department of Cardiology

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1

Department of Medicine

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Shared Pub. External Organizations

Texas A and M University

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Texas A and M Health Science Center

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University of North Florida

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Texas A and M University

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University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

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Shared Pub. External co-authors

Larry D. Gamm

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Jane Nelson Bolin

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Christopher E. Johnson

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Elise Davis

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Aaron Spaulding

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