MHA student places in national essay competition
Master’s in Health Administration student, Ellington C. Jones, was awarded second place in the graduate student division of the Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management. The purpose of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) competition is to encourage future healthcare executives to clarify and evaluate important topics in their profession.
Jones’ essay, “Just Prove IT: A Leadership Plan to Making Meaningful Use Stick,” focused on the federal government’s Meaningful Use Incentive Program, which will provide millions of dollars to hospitals and physicians to adopt the use of electronic health records. In his essay, he provides a three-phased strategy health care leaders could use to help their organizations meet Meaningful Use and realize the competitive advantages that exist by meeting the requirements.
The paper has earned him an invitation to the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in March. Jones also received a $2,000 award and support for travel expenses to attend the Congress in Chicago. Awards will be presented at the luncheon and meeting.