Health Management and Informatics Awarded by CAHME


The Department of Health Management and Informatics at the MU School of Medicine has won the 2019 CAHME Aramark Innovation Grant for driving innovation and excellence in health care management education.

The Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education is the accrediting body for graduate programs in health care management in the United States and Canada.

Patricia Alafaireet, PhD
Patricia Alafaireet, PhD

“The award is a terrific acknowledgement of HMI’s continued dedication to developing education programs designed to provide the knowledge and skills our graduates need to successfully lead in a changing and challenging health care environment,” said Patricia Alafaireet, PhD, associate professor of health management and informatics and principal investigator on the grant.

The award recognizes a goal to drive innovation and excellence in health care management education within a CAHME-accredited program. The award will be announced and presented at the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress on March 3 in Chicago. The department will use the funding to support further development of a graduate certificate in health care project management. HMI designed the curriculum for students to have the educational foundation from which they can successfully earn a certificate from the Project Management Institute (PMI) in project management, agile project management, project risk management or in project business analysis.