Bita A. Kash

Bita A. Kash, PhD, MBA, FACHE

Professor of Outcomes Research, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Dr. Kash is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Texas A&M University. She is also Co-Director of a seven-university National Science Foundation (NSF) funded industry-university cooperative research center, the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT), anchored at Texas A&M University. As co-director and PI of the NSF Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT), Dr. Kash conducts research to support the implementation of evidence-based transformational strategies within healthcare organizations. She also currently serves as Co-director for the Center for Health & Nature, a partnership between Houston Methodist, Texas A&M University and Texan by Nature. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and an active member of Academy Health, the Gerontological Society of America, and Academy of Management. Her areas of research include organizational capacity for change and transformation, evaluation of organizational innovations and technologies in the healthcare delivery system, and healthcare strategic planning and marketing. Her most recent research projects focus on development of strategy bundles to reduce hospital readmission rates, and access to appropriate care. She has published over 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Kash’s research in the areas of perioperative care coordination and the effective use of health information exchanges has resulted in several publications in top-tier health services and policy journals, featured in the NSF’s “Industry-Nominated Technology Breakthroughs of NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC)” 2016 report, as well as Politico and other media. Finally, as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Healthcare Management (JHM), Kash lead a peer-reviewed journal in the field of healthcare management that incorporates a practitioner application for every research article published from 2014-2017. Total subscriptions for the JHM reach over 43,000 and include healthcare executives, practitioners, researchers, and students.

 

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

COVID-19 and communication: A sentiment analysis of US state governors' official press releases
Tano, M, Baek, J, Ordonez, A, Bosetti, R, Menser, T, Naufal, G & Kash, B 2022, , PLoS ONE, vol. 17, no. 8 August, e0272558. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0272558

Comparison of LACE and HOSPITAL Readmission Risk Scores for CMS Target and Nontarget Conditions
Jones, SL, Cheon, O, Manzano, JGM, Park, AK, Lin, HY, Halm, JK, Baek, J, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Kash, BA & Phillips, RA 2022, , American Journal of Medical Quality, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 299-306. https://doi.org/10.1097/JMQ.0000000000000035

Rural Hospital Closures: Effects on Utilization and Medical Spending Among Commercially Insured Individuals
Andreyeva, E, Kash, B, Averhart Preston, V, Vu, L & Dickey, N 2022, , Medical Care, vol. 60, no. 6, pp. 437-443. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000001711

Elevated hemoglobin A1c level and bariatric surgery complications
Nwokedi, U, Zia, M, Xu, J, Sadhu, AR, Baio, FE, Kash, BS, Sherman, V & Tariq, N 2022, , Surgical Endoscopy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-022-09030-2

Clinical and Economic Profile of Homeless Young Adults with Stroke in the United States, 2002-2017
Khan, SU, Yedlapati, SH, Khan, MZ, Virani, SS, Blaha, MJ, Sharma, G, Jordan, JE, Kash, BA, Vahidy, FS, Arshad, A, Mossialos, E & Nasir, K 2022, , Current Problems in Cardiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2022.101190

Design and Integration of Mobile Health Technology in the Treatment of Orthopaedic Surgery: A Qualitative Study
Bruce, CR, Jones, SL, Kash, BA, Park, KJ, Schwartz, R, Saldana, R, Zheng, F, Desai, SN, Harrison, P, Vinh, T, Khleif, A, Tran, N, P, B, Shallcross, J, Giammattei, C & Sol, J 2022, , ACI Open, vol. 6, no. 1.

Comparison of LACE and HOSPITAL Readmission Risk Scores for CMS Target and Nontarget Conditions
Jones, SL, Cheon, O, Manzano, JGM, Park, AK, Lin, HY, Halm, JK, Baek, J, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Kash, BA & Phillips, RA 2022, , American Journal of Medical Quality, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 299-306. https://doi.org/10.1097/JMQ.0000000000000035, https://doi.org/10.1097/JMQ.0000000000000035

Development and validation of a polysocial risk score for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
Javed, Z, Valero-Elizondo, J, Dudum, R, Khan, SU, Dubey, P, Hyder, AA, Xu, J, Bilal, U, Kash, BA, Cainzos-Achirica, M & Nasir, K 2021, , American journal of preventive cardiology, vol. 8, pp. 100251. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpc.2021.100251

Comprehensive cost-effectiveness of diabetes management for the underserved in the United States: A systematic review
Bosetti, R, Tabatabai, L, Naufal, G, Menser, T & Kash, B 2021, , PLoS ONE, vol. 16, no. 11 November, e0260139, pp. e0260139. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260139

Comprehensive cost-effectiveness of diabetes management for the underserved in the United States: A systematic review
Bosetti, R, Tabatabai, L, Naufal, G, Menser, T & Kash, B 2021, , PLoS ONE, vol. 16, no. 11 November, e0260139. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260139

Validating Visual Stimuli of Nature Images and Identifying the Representative Characteristics
Menser, T, Baek, J, Siahaan, J, Kolman, JM, Delgado, D & Kash, B 2021, , Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 12, 685815. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.685815

Social Determinants of Health and Cardiovascular Disease: Current State and Future Directions Towards Healthcare Equity
Jilani, MH, Javed, Z, Yahya, T, Valero-Elizondo, J, Khan, SU, Kash, B, Blankstein, R, Virani, SS, Blaha, MJ, Dubey, P, Hyder, AA, Vahidy, FS, Cainzos-Achirica, M & Nasir, K 2021, , Current Atherosclerosis Reports, vol. 23, no. 9, 55. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11883-021-00949-w

Disparities in COVID-19 hospitalizations and mortality among black and Hispanic patients: cross-sectional analysis from the greater Houston metropolitan area
Pan, AP, Khan, O, Meeks, JR, Boom, ML, Masud, FN, Andrieni, JD, Phillips, RA, Tiruneh, YM, Kash, BA & Vahidy, FS 2021, , BMC Public Health, vol. 21, no. 1, 1330, pp. 1330. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11431-2

Factors Affecting Adoption of a Technology-Based Tool for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Among Adult Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in South Texas
Baek, J, Lin, S, Bolin, JN, Ory, M, Flores, S & Kash, BA 2021, , The science of diabetes self-management and care, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 189-198. https://doi.org/10.1177/26350106211004885

Factors Affecting Adoption of a Technology-Based Tool for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Among Adult Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in South Texas
Baek, J, Lin, S, Bolin, JN, Ory, M, Flores, S & Kash, BA 2021, , The science of diabetes self-management and care, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 189-198. https://doi.org/10.1177/26350106211004885

Improving Psychiatric Care Through Integrated Digital Technologies
Fowler, JC, Madan, A, Bruce, CR, Frueh, BC, Kash, B, Jones, SL & Sasangohar, F 2021, , Journal of Psychiatric Practice, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 92-100. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRA.0000000000000535

Improving Psychiatric Care Through Integrated Digital Technologies
Fowler, JC, Madan, A, Bruce, CR, Frueh, BC, Kash, B, Jones, SL & Sasangohar, F 2021, , Journal of Psychiatric Practice, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 92-100. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRA.0000000000000535

Rapid response to drive COVID-19 research in a learning health care system: Rationale and design of the houston methodist COVID-19 surveillance and outcomes registry (CURATOR)
Vahidy, F, Jones, SL, Tano, ME, Carlos Nicolas, J, Khan, OA, Meeks, JR, Pan, AP, Menser, T, Sasangohar, F, Naufal, G, Sostman, D, Nasir, K & Kash, BA 2021, , JMIR Medical Informatics, vol. 9, no. 2, e26773. https://doi.org/10.2196/26773

Rapid response to drive COVID-19 research in a learning health care system: Rationale and design of the houston methodist COVID-19 surveillance and outcomes registry (CURATOR)
Vahidy, F, Jones, SL, Tano, ME, Nicolas, JC, Khan, OA, Meeks, JR, Pan, AP, Menser, T, Sasangohar, F, Naufal, G, Sostman, HD, Nasir, K & Kash, BA 2021, , JMIR medical informatics, vol. 9, no. 2, e26773, pp. e26773. https://doi.org/10.2196/26773, https://doi.org/10.2196/26773

Sex differences in susceptibility, severity, and outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019: Cross-sectional analysis from a diverse US metropolitan area
Vahidy, FS, Pan, AP, Ahnstedt, H, Munshi, Y, Choi, HA, Tiruneh, Y, Nasir, K, Kash, BA, Andrieni, JD & McCullough, LD 2021, , PLoS ONE, vol. 16, no. 1 January, e0245556, pp. e0245556. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245556