As the health care industry undergoes dramatic changes, the Center for Health Care Management & Policy is a source of important knowledge and information for leaders and those who want to move into leadership roles.
Established in 1988 by Professor Paul Feldstein to conduct and disseminate research on key health policy issues at the national, state and local levels, our mission was to provide a forum through which those key issues were discussed among scholars, the business community, government and other key stakeholders. Since that time, our marquee event has become the annual Health Care Forecast Conference that started in 1992. The conference serves as a unique venue for dialogue among government, business leaders, and academics that share their perspectives and forecasts on key economic and political issues impacting the health care industry.
Today, our mission is to build stronger ties with the health care community in Orange County and beyond by engaging our partners in collaborative research and education efforts as well as community service programs. Our current activities are in two main areas:
Attend this series featuring thought-provoking speakers on health care issues and public policy.
Fall Speaker Series
November 14, 2018 • 8 am – 10:15 am
Edward Heidig, Esq.
US Department of Health and Human Services
William Barcellona, JD
Senior Vice President
America's Physician Groups (APG)
Moderator: Cindy Ehnes, Esq.
Executive Vice President
COPE Health Solution
Mireille Jacobson, PhD, Professor and Director, Center for Health Care Management and Policy, The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine
And, in June, Diana Ramos, EMBA '20, was chosen as the president of the Orange County Medical Association, the first Latinx woman and the first public health physician ever chosen for that role.
There was no doubt in the mind of Karen Noblett, an accomplished physician and former chief medical officer of UCI Health, where she would go to gain the business skills she needed to market an innovative new medical device: It had to be the Merage School. “I started my career in medicine at UCI, and I knew from word of mouth how great the business program was at the school,” Noblett says. “It was the only choice.”
The event, presented by the Merage School Career Center and Merage Healthcare Association at UCI, was the first healthcare-focused community networking event for graduate students and alumni at the Merage School. More than 200 participants attended.
Healthcare policymakers and practitioners need to prepare for a series of major challenges in the year ahead, Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, said during a healthcare conference hosted by the UCI Paul Merage School of Business.