Positions

Overview

  • Christy Harris Lemak, PhD, FACHE is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Services Administration. Christy teaches and conducts research in the areas of health care management and leadership development, with an emphasis on how leadership and organizational factors are associated with high performance. She has examined a complex pay-for-value program for physicians, social determinants of health for vulnerable populations, interventions to improve population health, and the career trajectories of women leaders in health care. She currently serves as a Board Member of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (Chicago, IL), Community Hospital Corporation (Plano, TX), and the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame.

    Previously, Christy was a faculty member in Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan and the Michael O. and Barbara Bice Professor of Health Services Research, Management and Policy at the University of Florida. She holds a PhD in Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan, MHA and MBA degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a BS in Health Planning and Administration from the University of Illinois.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Knowing Better and Doing Better to Advance Women in Academic Surgery 2019
    2019 Market and organizational factors associated with hospital vertical integration into sub-acute care 2019
    2019 Hospital Vertical Integration into Skilled Nursing Facilities and Financial Performance 2019
    2018 Resource-based view on safety culture's influence on hospital performance: The moderating role of electronic health record implementation. 2018
    2018 Hospital vertical integration into sub-acute care: A multi case study 2018
    2018 Hospital vertical integration into subacute care as a strategic response to value-based payment incentives, market factors, and organizational factors: A multiple-case study 2018
    2017 Predictive Value of Screening for Addressable Social Risk Factors 2017
    2017 Essential Values for Population Health Improvement 2017
    2017 Outcomes for high-needs patients: Practices with a higher proportion of these patients have an edge 2017
    2017 Sustained Participation in a Pay-for-Value Program: Impact on High-Need Patients 2017
    2016 A leadership development program for surgeons: First-year participant evaluation 2016
    2016 Health Administration Faculty: Intentions to Retire, Leave the Profession, and Change Jobs 2016
    2016 Leadership Characteristics of Academic Administrators in Health Administration: A Brief Report 2016
    2016 Salaries of Academics in Health Administration: Have Wages Kept Up with Inflation (2009-2015)? 2016
    2016 Work-life Balance Among Health Adminstration Faculty Who Are Parents 2016
    2015 Designing a leadership development program for surgeons 2015
    2015 Michigan's fee-for-value physician incentive program reduces spending and improves quality in primary care 2015
    2014 Career inflection points of women who successfully achieved the hospital CEO position 2014
    2014 Do provider service networks result in lower expenditures compared with HMOs or primary care case management in Florida's Medicaid program? 2014
    2014 Postgraduate Fellowship Chase: Lessons and Recommendations from Five Programs 2014
    2014 Reported experiences with medicaid managed care models among parents of children 2014
    2014 The quality of surgical care in safety net hospitals: A systematic review 2014
    2013 A positive deviance perspective on hospital knowledge management: analysis of Baldrige Award recipients 2002-2008. 2013
    2013 Engaging primary care physicians in quality improvement: lessons from a payer-provider partnership. 2013
    2013 Incentives for healthy behaviors: Experience from florida medicaid's enhanced benefit rewards program 2013
    2012 Physician practice responses to financial incentive programs: Exploring the concept of implementation mechanisms 2012
    2012 Developing leaders in surgery 2012
    2012 Physician Practice Reponses to Financial Incentive Programs: Exploring the Concept of Implementation Mechanisms. Annual Review of Health Care Management: Strategy and Policy Perspectives on Reforming Health Systems 2012
    2011 Navigating patient navigation: Crossing health services research and clinical boundaries 2011
    2011 Changes in per member per month expenditures after implementation of florida's medicaid reform demonstration 2011
    2011 Timeless truths. NCHL to promote leadership development that works whatever future holds. 2011
    2011 Successful implementation in the public sector: Lessons learned from Florida's medicaid reform program 2011
    2011 Improving Healthcare Management Education Using Principals from Baldrige and Evidence-Based Management 2011
    2010 Outsourcing administrative functions: Service organization demonstrations and Florida medicaid PCCM program costs 2010
    2009 A malpractice lawsuit simulation: Critical care providers learn as participants in a mock trial 2009
    2009 Organizational determinants of outpatient substance abuse treatment duration in women 2009
    2008 Expanding the definition of access: It isn't just about health insurance 2008
    2008 Tailored treatment in the outpatient substance abuse treatment sector: 1995-2005 2008
    2008 Evaluating Florida's medicaid provider services network demonstration 2008
    2008 A Bedsore Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Critical Care Providers Learn as Participants 2008
    2008 Variations in hospital administrative costs 2008
    2007 Innovative teaching for health law: a case study of a hospital medical malpractice lawsuit simulation. 2007
    2007 Tailoring of outpatient substance abuse treatment to women, 1995-2005 2007
    2007 Case management and client access to health and social services in outpatient substance abuse treatment 2007
    2007 Do licensing and accreditation matter in outpatient substance abuse treatment programs? 2007
    2007 Is managed care closing substance abuse treatment units? 2007
    2006 Insights from a national survey into why substance abuse treatment units add prevention and outreach services 2006
    2006 Analyzing administrative costs in hospitals 2006
    2005 Organizational survival in the outpatient substance abuse treatment sector, 1988-2000 2005
    2005 Factors associated with interorganizational relationships among outpatient drug treatment organizations 1990-2000 2005
    2005 Factors that influence staffing of outpatient substance abuse treatment programs 2005
    2005 Politically Connected: Using Organization Theory to Strengthen the Political Competency of Health Care Executives. 2005
    2005 Politically connected: increasing the political competency of healthcare executives in health policy. 2005
    2004 Collaboration to improve services for the uninsured: Exploring the concept of health navigators as interorganizational integrators 2004
    2003 Changes in Managed Care Activity in Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Organizations, 1995-2000 2003
    2003 Administrative burden and its implications for outpatient substance abuse treatment organizations 2003
    2003 Strategy as simple rules: Understanding success in a rural clinic 2003
    2003 Why do drug treatment organizations use contingent staffing arrangements? An analysis of market and social influences 2003
    2002 Medical Group Practice Information Systems Used within Managed Care Environments 2002
    2002 The adoption of computer-based information systems by medical groups in a managed care environment 2002
    2001 Managed care and drug treatment practices: A model of organizational response to external influence 2001
    2001 Managed care and outpatient substance abuse treatment intensity 2001
    2001 Selective contracting in managed care: The case of substance abuse treatment 2001
    1998 Managed care and technical efficiency in outpatient substance abuse treatment units 1998
    1997 Directors' perceptions of the effects of managed care in outpatient substance abuse treatment 1997
    1997 Managed Care Penetration in Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Units 1997
    1997 The Effects of Managed Care on Administrative Burden in Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities 1997
    1996 Beyond adoption to sustained use: Telemedicine for rural communities 1996

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2011 The evolving leadership development agenda in health care: A commentary.  Ed. 10.  2011

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 The Need for Leaders: Leadership for the Future (chapter) 2016
    2015 Healthcare Reform: Implications for Leadership 2015
    2015 Managing and Governing Health Care Organizations. 2015
    2011 Timeless Truths: NCHL to promote leadership development that works whatever the future holds.  25-25. 2011
    2003 Timeless Truths.  4-6. 2003
    2000 Introduction Chapter 2000
    1989 Keeping Rural Facilities Alive and Well.  44-45. 1989

    Research Overview

  • Health care management and leadership development, with an emphasis on how leadership and organizational factors are associated with high performance.

    Complex pay-for-value program for physicians, social determinants of health for vulnerable populations, interventions to improve population health, and the career trajectories of women leaders in health care.
  • Full Name

  • Christy Lemak