Journal Club

Under the aegis of the Health Enterprise Management (HEMA) Alumni Organization, the inaugural HEMA Journal Club was held at the Allen Center on Wednesday June 1, 2011. The concept was originated by Professor Joel Shalowitz and is modeled on similar activities in graduate medical education. The purpose of the Club is to foster intellectual exchange about healthcare management among alumni, faculty and students.

The HEMA Program will continue the Journal Club on a quarterly basis. We welcome comments from alums about other programs and if you would like to have a Club meeting over the summer.

Upcoming Journal Club Meetings

  • HEMA Journal Club

    Oct 29, 2014

    James L. Allen Center

    6:30-8:30pm
    If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Julie Gertz.
    Please let us know if there are specific topics or articles you would like to discuss.

Past Journal Club Meetings

  • HEMA Journal Club

    Feb 11, 2014

    James L. Allen Center

    6:30-8:30pm
    If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Julie Gertz.
    Please let us know if there are specific topics or articles you would like to discuss.

  • 6th HEMA Journal Club

    Oct 16, 2013

    James L. Allen Center

    Our quarterly Journal Club met on Oct. 16 to discuss the subject of involving consumers in health alliances. This topic invites much broader questions about the role of consumers (patients) and their responsibility in the healthcare scene.

  • 5th HEMA Journal Club

    Mar 20, 2013

    James L. Allen Center

    Our quarterly journal club met on March 3rd at the Allen Center to discuss two theme. Our first theme was the subject of physician shortage (current and about to get worse) and proposals to alleviate it. Our second theme was especially relevant in Illinois, namely, do hospitals deserve tax exemptions? With more prevalent coverage of uninsured, how can/should hospitals demonstrate the community benefit that entitles them to non-profit/tax exempt status? 

    Other topics included:
    Can we really significantly impact the problem by use of non-physician substitutes?
    Are there enough persons who want these careers?
    Can they truly perform the same services?
    Should licensure be changed to allow a broader scope of practice?

  • 4th HEMA Journal Club

    Jun 04, 2012

    James L. Allen Center

    Our quarterly journal club met on June 4 at the Allen Center to discuss the subject of technology assessment in the U.S. and explore lessons from international healthcare systems. The paper that was the basis of the discussion was: "Health Technology Assessment in Evidence-Based Health Care Reimbursement Decisions Around the World–An Overview." Read more about the event

  • 3rd HEMA Journal Club

    Mar 28, 2012

    James L. Allen Center

    HEMA’s Winter Quarter Alumni Journal Club was held at the Allen Center on March 28. The discussion came from Health Services Research 47 (Part I): 68-85, 2012: Differences in Well-Being between GPs, Medical Specialists, and Private Physicians: The Role of Psychosocial Factors by Kuusio et al., a study derived from research of the Finnish healthcare system. Read more about the event