JSOM Team Headed to North Texas ACHE Graduate Case Study Competition


Dr. Forney Fleming, Bradford Terry, Jason Fry, Mitaliben Maheshwari Andrew Lim and Britt Berrett

MS in Healthcare Management Program Director Dr. Forney Fleming (far left) and BS in Healthcare Management Program Director Britt Berrett (far right) “bookend” JSOM 2015 ACHE team members (from the left) Bradford Terry, Jason Fry, Mitaliben Maheshwari and Andrew Lim in photo taken at a recent UTD Healthcare Management Association meeting.

A Jindal School team of four graduate students will present recommendations they have developed to keep a Boston-area hospital healthy at the annual student case competition of the North Texas chapter of the American College of Healthcare of Executives on Nov. 5.

MS in Healthcare Management majors Jason Fry and Mitaliben Maheshwari are joining Bradford Terry, an MBA student, and Andrew Lim, an MBA as well as an MS in Healthcare Management degree-seeker in the effort.

After having submitted a written resolution for the case late last month, the foursome will have 15 minutes to defend their plan in person to a panel of three judges at the competition. It takes place during the ACHE chapter’s daylong annual meeting in Irving.

This year, the case focuses on the changes needed to maintain the hospital’s high-quality patient care and satisfaction and keep it effective and competitive despite some daunting challenges. Two of the chief obstacles to continued success are diminishing revenue growth rates and differences between hospital administrators and some of its physicians on the most effective organizational structure.

Announced at the meeting’s membership dinner, winning team members will receive a cash prize, have their annual ACHE dues reimbursed for 2015 and be invited to the ACHENTX Board of Directors meeting.

A JSOM team placed first in the competition last year, and JSOM teams have won the competition three out of the past five years.