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R E. Howell

Unit: School of Medicine
Department: PBHS Public Health Sciences Admin
Office location and address
Cobb Hall Room 1011A
135 Hospital Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
M.S. (Health/Health Care Administration/Management), The Ohio State University, 1977

Mr. Ed Howell currently serves as Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia. He previously served as the Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Virginia Medical Center from 2002 to 2014.
For the past 39 years, Mr. Howell has dedicated his life to academic medicine- working, teaching, and moving through the administrative ranks at the Universities of Minnesota, Georgia, and Iowa. Mr. Howell served for eight years as CEO of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Prior to joining the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, he served as CEO of the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics for eight years and prior to that, ten years on the administrative staff of the University of Minnesota Hospitals.
Mr. Howell has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Chair of the Council of Teaching Hospitals, Chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chair of the University Health System Consortium Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Advisory Board for Clinical Research at the National Institutes of Health, Chair of the Novation Board of Directors, and as a member of the American Hospital Association Long-Range Policy Committee. He currently serves as a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation Board of Directors, as a member of the Commission on the Accreditation of Health Management Education, as a member of the Academic Medical Center Connection Board. Mr. Howell also chairs the Ethic Committee of the Jefferson Board for Aging.
Mr. Howell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Muskingum College and a Master’s degree in Hospital and Health Services Administration from The Ohio State University.

PHS 5470: Health Care Leadership & Management
Credits: 3
Explore theories, concepts and methods for managing complex health care organizations; including leadership, governance, systems thinking, the role of teams and the challenges of change management. Explore concepts and methods for quality management. Cover basic topics in human resources and the financial management of health care organizations.
PHS 7200: U.S. Healthcare: Policy, Organization, and Administration
Credits: 3
Examines the U.S. health care system from health policy, health systems, and health administration perspectives, with an emphasis on current challenges facing the financing, administration, and delivery of health services. Using a case-based method, the course will employ lecture, discussion, and student-led group projects that encourage analysis of real-world scenarios in today's complex health and medical environments. May be open to undergraduates as PHS 5200 with instructor permission. Prerequisite: PHS 7090 and PHS 7100, or acceptable substitute in health policy, economics, or financing; or instructor permission.
PHS 7201: Health Care Financial Management
Credits: 3
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the major players in the health care industry & the financial issues these players raise for HealthCare managers. Understand the function of financial management in HealthCare Organizations. Asses a HealthCare organization's financial condition & forecast its financial future. Understand "third party payer system", incentives created by different payment methods & their effect on provider risk.