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Bita A. Kash, PhD, MBA, FACHE

Occidental Petroleum Centennial Chair in Quality and Outcomes, Center for Outcomes Research
Director, Center for Outcomes Research
Professor of Outcomes Research, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist


Biography

Dr. Bita Kash is the Director of the Center of Outcomes Research at the Houston Methodist Research Institute.  Dr. Kash received a Master's in Business Administration from The Citadel in Charleston, SC. She completed a two-year administrative fellowship at MUSC and later worked as a management consultant with RSM McGladrey, Inc. before pursuing a PhD in Health Services Research from Texas A&M University.

In addition to directing the Center for Outcomes Research, she teaches at Texas A&M University's healthcare strategic planning and marketing for MHA and MPH programs, the MHA capstone course, and serves on multiple PhD student committees. Dr. Kash is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and an active member of AcademyHealth, the Gerontological Society of America, and Academy of Management.

Description of Research

  • Organizational Capacity for Change and Transformation
  • Nursing Home Staffing and Cost
  • Healthcare Strategic Planning and Marketing
  • Examining Elements of Integrated Primary Provider Networks as Potential Sources of Competitive Advantage using Resource Based Theory
  • Implementation of Evidence-Based Transformational Strategies within Healthcare Organizations

Education & Training

PhD, Texas A&M University, School of Public Health
MBA, The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina
BS, University of Missouri-Columbia
Publications

Remote Patient Monitoring and Telemedicine in Neonatal and Pediatric Settings: Scoping Literature Review
Sasangohar, F, Davis, E, Kash, BA & Shah, SR 2018, Journal of medical Internet research, vol. 20, no. 12, pp. e295. https://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.9403

Falling short: How state laws can address health information exchange barriers and enablers
Schmit, CD, Wetter, SA & Kash, BA 2018, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 635-644. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocx122

Health and human development in Kenya: A review of literature from high income, middle income, and low income countries
Wekullo, CS, Davis, EC, Nafukho, FM & Kash, BA 2018, European Journal of Training and Development, vol. 42, no. 1-2, pp. 5-34. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-06-2016-0040

The role of community engagement in building sustainable health-care delivery interventions for Kenya
Davis, EC, Arana, ET, Creel, JS, Ibarra, SC, Lechuga, J, Norman, RA, Parks, HR, Qasim, A, Watkins, DY & Kash, BA 2018, European Journal of Training and Development, vol. 42, no. 1-2, pp. 35-47. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-06-2016-0042

Proposed business and franchising models for primary care in Kenya
Davis, EC, Evans, A, Uptmore, C, Lang, S, McElroy, JK, Ellenburg, D, Nguyen, T & Kash, BA 2018, European Journal of Training and Development, vol. 42, no. 1-2, pp. 48-56. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-06-2016-0043

The four Ps of patient experience: A new strategic framework informed by theory and practice
Kash, BA, McKahan, M, Tomaszewski, L & McMaughan, D 2018, Health Marketing Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1080/07359683.2018.1524598

Examining healthcare systems: a market analysis for Kenya
Davis, EC, Menser, T, Cerda Juarez, A, Tomaszewski, LE & Kash, BA 2018, European Journal of Training and Development. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-06-2016-0041

The diabetes management education program in South Texas: An economic and clinical impact analysis
Kash, BA, Lin, SH, Baek, J & Ohsfeldt, RL 2017, Frontiers in Public Health, vol. 5, no. DEC, 345. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2017.00345

Editorial
Kash, BA 2017, Journal of Healthcare Management, vol. 62, no. 6, pp. 356-357. https://doi.org/10.1097/JHM-D-17-00162

Editorial
Kash, BA 2017, Journal of Healthcare Management, vol. 62, no. 5, pp. 287-288. https://doi.org/10.1097/JHM-D-17-00127

Review of successful hospital readmission reduction strategies and the role of health information exchange
Kash, BA, Baek, J, Davis, E, Champagne-Langabeer, T & Langabeer, JR 2017, International Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 104, pp. 97-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2017.05.012

Editorial
Kash, BA 2017, Journal of Healthcare Management, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 223-224. https://doi.org/10.1097/JHM-D-17-00095

Editorial
Kash, BA 2017, Journal of Healthcare Management, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 153-154. https://doi.org/10.1097/JHM-D-17-00055

Enhanced Transitions of Care: Centralizing Discharge Phone Calls Improves Ability to Reach Patients and Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Schuller, KA, Kash, BA & Gamm, LD 2017, Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. e10-e21. https://doi.org/10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000063

Psychological Distress and the Use of Clinical Preventive Services by Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Lin, S-H, Adepoju, OE, Kash, BA, DeSalvo, B & McMaughan, DK 2017, Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society, pp. 733464817693376. DOI: 10.1177/0733464817693376

Editorial
Kash, BA 2017, Journal of Healthcare Management, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 79-80. https://doi.org/10.1097/JHM-D-17-00016

Interorganizational collaboration in emergency cardiovascular care
Langabeer, JR, Champagne-Langabeer, T, Helton, JR, Segrest, W, Kash, B, Fraine, JD & Fowler, R 2017, Quality Management in Health Care, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1097/QMH.0000000000000120

Exploring future models of primary care for Texas
Kash, BA, Ogden, P, Popp, E, Shaffer, M & Bolin, J 2017, International Journal of Innovation Science, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 435-454. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJIS-01-2017-0005

Measuring the Impact of Electronic Health Record Adoption on Charge Capture
Edwardson, N, Kash, BA & Janakiraman, R 2016, Medical Care Research and Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077558716659408

Interview With Linda J. Knodel, FACHE, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Mercy
Knodel, LJ & Kash, BA 2016, Journal of Healthcare Management, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 167-70.