Kayla Cline, M.S.

Kayla Cline, M.S.

At a recent Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT) meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health graduate student Kayla Cline, M.S., won the student research poster competition. Graduate students from Penn State University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Northeastern University also participated in this competition.

Cline is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Health Services Research at the Texas A&M School of Public Health.

Cline’s research poster, “Economics and Potential Financial Model of the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH): Developing a Framework for PSH Design and Action,” outlined a research project with the American Society for Anesthesiologists to determine best practices in perioperative surgical care. The project will eventually set the standards of care for organizations seeking to obtain Perioperative Surgical Home status.

CHOT is an industry-university cooperative research center (I/UCRC) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and industry members to conduct research supporting major management, clinical and information technology innovations within healthcare. CHOT, which is based at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, received renewed funding in May of this year from the NSF through 2019

— Rae Lynn Mitchell

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