The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) International Healthcare Management Education Initiative aims to improve health care administration education and practice in selected countries.
The project reviewed health care management training in 16 countries and provided insights into the supply and demand for credentialed administrators. AHF leveraged its unique access to official sources to engage an expert panel to review and comment on the initial work; plan, suggest, and review survey instruments; comment on findings, and review the final report. AHF experts also conducted literature reviews, surveys, and interviews.
CAHME engaged AHF, the University of Scranton and the University of Central Florida to conduct the study and develop recommendations. It was supported by a grant from the ARAMARK Charitable Fund.
The project produced a systematic review of the supply and demand for professionally trained leaders in health administration in 16 countries in the Latin American, European, and Asian regions. It provides the basis for an assessment of the potential for an international accreditation program to improve health administration education. The study provided AHF with unique knowledge of approaches to organizing health care education in a variety of national and educational settings.