Jeffrey P Harrison

Chair/Professor • Ph.D

Public Health • Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Decision Support Systems, Disaster Medical Response, Healthcare Economics, Healthcare Financial Management, Healthcare Policy, Health Services Management, Information Strategy, Organizational Improvement, Organizational Performance and Assessment and  Rural Healthcare Initiatives

Education

Ph.D., Health Services Organization and Research - 2002

(Specialization: Management and Policy Development) 

Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus

Richmond, Virginia
 

 

Masters of Hospital and Health Administration - 1977

(Specialization: Healthcare Management)
Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus

Richmond, Virginia
 

 

Masters of Business Administration - 1975

(Specialization: Financial Management)
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg Virginia
 

 

Bachelor of Business Administration - 1973

(Specialization: Accounting and Management)
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
 

Biography

Jeffrey Harrison Ph.D., MBA, MHA is Chair of the Department of Public Health and has administrative responsibility for the undergraduate and graduate programs in Health Administration, Public Health, Mental Health Counseling and Geriatric Management. He is a Professor in the Health Administration Program where he teaches Strategic Planning, Healthcare Finance and Health Information Technology.

 

Jeff has over twenty-five years experience in the health care industry and has provided professional development seminars on a wide range of topics. He has published extensively in the areas of Management of Change, Healthcare Technology and Corporate Compliance. Most recently he published the following book, Essentials of Strategic Planning in Healthcare.

 

Jeff is a Fellow in the ACHE and a member of the HFMA and MGMA.

Awards

• Received the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) 2008 ACHE Service Award in June 2008


• Received the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) 2007 ACHE Poster Session Winner in March 2007 for the article The Hospitalist Model: A Strategy for Success in U.S. Hospitals


• Received the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) Senior Health Care Executive Regents Award in April 2001
 

Affiliations

• American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE), Credentialed Healthcare Executive and Fellow


• Academy of Health, Member


• Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Member


• Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Member


• Northern Florida Chapter American College of Health Care Executives, (May 2003 to present), Serve on the Board of Directors


• Regents Advisory Council ACHE, (May 2000 to present); Received the Senior Health Care Executive Regents Award in April 2001


UNF Health Administration Student Association, (May 2003 to 2009) Faculty Advisor to student ACHE/HASA Chapter

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Harrison, Jeffrey P., Principal Investigator, (2004-2007). The Impact of Quality and Efficiency on Value in Healthcare. Funded by the Brooks Research Foundation. ($58,000).

 

Wan, Thomas T.H., Principal Investigator; Harrison, Jeffrey P., Consultant. (2006-2009) Enhancing Syndromic Surveillance in College Health Using Web-Based Triage. Reviewed by the Department of Health and Human Services but not funded. ($375,000).
 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., Principal Investigator, (2007-2010). Implementation of a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) for Physician Practice. Concept paper submitted to the Physicians Foundation for Health Systems Excellence. Not funded ($500,000).

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., Principal Investigator, (2008-2011). The Effect of the Prospective Payment System on Quality and Efficiency in Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals. Funded by the Brooks Research Foundation. ($60,000).
 

Publications & Presentations

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES: PUBLISHED

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., Ford, Dennis, and Wilson Kelly. “The Impact of Hospice Programs on U.S. Hospital Performance” Nursing Economics. 23(2), 78-84, 2005.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., and McDowell, Geoffrey M. “A Profile of U.S. Hospital Mergers” Journal of Health Care Finance. 31(3), 13-24, 2005.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., and Ogniewski, Richard J. “An Efficiency Analysis of Veterans Administration Hospitals” Military Medicine . 170(7), 607-611, 2005.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., and McLane, Colleen G. “The Importance of Level One Trauma Services in United States Hospitals” Nursing Economics. 23(5), 223-232, 2005.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., and Sexton, Christopher. “The Improving Efficiency Frontier of Religious Not-for-Profit Hospitals” Hospital Topics. 84(1), 2-10, 2006.

 

Coppola, M. Nicholas, Harrison, Jeffrey P., Chaffin, Jeffrey G. and Burke, Darrell E. “A Policy Perspective for Military Dentists Performing Posterior Restorations.” Army Medical Department Journal, January/March 2006.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P. “The Growing Importance of Disaster Medical Response” International Journal of Public Policy. 1(4). 399-406, 2006.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P. “The Impact of Joint Ventures on US Hospitals” Journal of Health Care Finance. 32(3), 28-38, 2006.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P. and Palacio, Carlos “The Role of Clinical Information Systems in Healthcare Quality Improvement” The Health Care Manager. 25(3), 206-212, 2006.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., and Lee, Angela. “The Role of E-Health in the Changing Healthcare Environment” Nursing Economics, 24(6), 283-289, 2006.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P. and Coppola, M. Nicholas. “The Impact of Quality and Efficiency on Federal Healthcare” International Journal of Public Policy. 2(3/4), 356-371, 2007.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., Daniel, Randolph C. and Nemecek, Victoria “The Growing Importance of Dental Services in Rural America” The Health Care Manager. 26(1), 34-42, 2007.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P. and Ford, Dennis. “A Comprehensive Community Based Model for Hospice Care ”Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 24(2) 119-125, 2007.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P. and Coppola, M. Nicholas. “Is the Quality of Hospital Care a Function of Leadership?” The Health Care Manager 26(3) 263-273, 2007.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., and Lambiase, Louis. “The Improving Efficiency of University Health Consortium Hospitals” Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management. 19(3) 385-399, 2007.

 

Lambiase, Louis and Harrison, Jeffrey P. “The Impact of Graduate Medical Education on Teaching Hospital Efficiency” Journal of Health Care Finance. 34(1) 19-26, 2007.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., Harrison, Richard A. and Smith, Megan. Smith “Role of Information Technology in Disaster Medical Response” The Health Care Manager. 27(4). 1-7, 2008.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., Harrison, Richard A. and Piermattei, Heather J. “The Role of Emergency Medical Planning in Disaster Response” International Journal of Public Policy . 3(5/6). 354-364, 2008.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., and McDowell, Geoffrey M. “The Role of Laboratory Information Systems in Healthcare Quality Improvement” International Journal of Healthcare Quality Assurance, 21(7). 679-691, 2008.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., and Daly, Mary Ann. “Leveraging Health Information Technology to Improve Patient Safety” Public Administration and Management, 13(3). 218-237, 2009.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., and Curran, Lorrie. “The Hospitalist Model: Does it Enhance Healthcare Quality?” The Journal of Health Care Finance. 35(3) 22-34, 2009.

 

Palacio, Carlos, Harrison, Jeffrey P., and Garets, David. “Benchmarking Electronic Medical Records Initiatives in the US: a Conceptual Model” Journal of Medical Systems Published online: 6 January 2009.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., Ogniewski, Richard J and Steven Hoelscher “The Improving Efficiency of Critical Access Hospitals” The Healthcare Manager. 28(3) 209-217, 2009.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P. and Kirkpatrick, Nicole “Evaluating the Efficiency of Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals under the Prospective Payment System” Journal of Health Care Finance. 36(1): 1-14, 2009.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., and Radcliffe, Kim. “Evidence Based Medicine as a Strategy for Quality Improvement” International Journal of Public Policy. 5(2/3): 137-146, 2010.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., Bukhari, Syed Z.H. and Harrison, Richard A. “Medical Response Planning for Pandemic Flu” The Healthcare Manager. 29(1): 11-21, 2010.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., Lambiase, Louis and Mei Zhao. “Organizational Factors Associated with Quality of Care in US Teaching Hospitals” Journal of Health Care Finance. 36(3): 1-12, 2010.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., Satterwhite, Lynn F. and Ruday, Walter. “The Financial Impact of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on Returning U.S. Military Personnel” Journal of Health Care Finance. 36(4):57-66, 2010.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., and Lai, Joseph “The Impact of Wireless Technology on Healthcare Quality Improvement” The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 7(2):61-76, 2011.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., and Ferguson, Emily D. “The Crisis in United States Hospital Emergency Services” International Journal of Healthcare Quality Assurance, 24(6):471-483, 2011.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P. and Kirkpatrick, Nicole “The Improving Efficiency Frontier of Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals” The Health Care Manager. 30(4):313-321, 2011.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., and James, Charzetta. “The Role of Pharmacy Information Systems in Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality” International Journal of Public Policy. Accepted for publication April 2011.

 

CHAPTERS

 

Kongstvedt, Peter. Essentials of Managed Care 5th Edition; (2007). Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA. Coppola, M. Nicholas, Jeff Harrison, Bernard Kerr., & Dawn Erckenbrack. Chapter 28, The Military Managed Care Health System.

 

Kitaeff, Jack, Malingering, Lies, and Junk Science in the Courtroom. (2007). Cambria Press, Youngstown, NY, Coppola, M. Nicholas, Lee Bewley, Jeffrey P. Harrison & M. Shapiro, Chapter 3, Medical Malingering & Disability: Historic, Economic, and Modern Perspectives with Management Considerations. ISBN13: 978-1-934043-58-5

 

Kongstvedt, Peter. Essentials of Managed Care 6th Edition; (In Press, 2011). Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA. Chapter 26, The Military Managed Care Health System. Coppola, M. Nicholas, Ronald P. Hudak, Forest S. Kim, Lawrence Fulton, Jeffrey P. Harrison, and Bernie Kerr.


BOOK

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P. Essentials of Strategic Planning in Healthcare. (2010). Health Administration Press, Chicago, Illinois. ISBN: 978-1-56793-348-2.

 

Presentations and Posters


The Financial Impact of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on Returning U. S. Military Personnel: Satterwhite, Lynn F., Harrison, Jeffrey P. and Walter Ruday, poster presentation at the VCNP 2011 Annual Conference in Roanoke, Virginia on March 30, 2011.

 

The Impact of Wireless Technology on Healthcare Quality Improvement: Harrison, Jeffrey P., and Lai, Joseph presented at “The 7th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society”, sponsored by The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, at the University of the Basque Country, Vizcaya, Spain. March 25-27, 2011.

 

The Improving Efficiency of Critical Access Hospitals: Harrison, Jeffrey P., Ogniewski, Richard J and Steven Hoelscher, poster presentation at the 2010 Annual Research Meeting sponsored by the Academy of Health, Boston, Massachusetts. June 27, 2010.

 

The Use of Integrated Learning Experiences in Health Administration Capstone Courses:: Harrison J, Coppola, N. and Walters, L poster presentation at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) 2010 Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon. June 3, 2010.

 

The Role of Laboratory Information Systems in Healthcare Quality Improvement: Harrison, J. and McDowell G., at the 2009 BioConference Live sponsored by Pittcon, Tecan, Corning, AbD Serotec, KingFisher Biotech, and Genisphere, November 18, 2009.

 

The Hospitalist Model: Does It Enhance Healthcare Quality? Poster Presentation: Harrison, J., presented at the 2009 Annual Research Meeting sponsored by the Academy of Health, Chicago, Illinois. June 29, 2009.

 

Digital Technology and Disaster Response - EHRs, Satellites, and RHIOs: Lessons from Tulane University Hospital During Katrina at the “Third National Emergency Management Summit”, jointly sponsored by Health Affairs, Harvard Health Policy Review, American Association of Trauma Surgeons and JCAHO, Washington, DC. March 5, 2009.

 

Is the Quality of Hospital Care a Function of Leadership? Poster Presentation: Harrison, J., presented at the 2008 Annual Research Meeting sponsored by the Academy of Health, Washington, DC. June 8, 2008.

 

An Efficiency Analysis of Veterans Health Administration Hospitals , Poster Presentation: Harrison, J and Ogniewski R., presented at the Louis E Angelo Professional Symposium in conjunction with the 2008 ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership, Chicago, Illinois, March 13, 2008.

 

Evidence Based Medicine as a Strategy for Quality Improvement, presented at the “HIMSS 2008 Annual Conference", jointly sponsored by the Health Information Management and Systems Society and the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, Orlando, FL. February 24, 2008.

 

The Future of Healthcare Finance presented for ACHE Category 1 CEU credit, sponsored by the North Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Florida Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Jacksonville, FL December 5, 2007.

 

Defining the Future of Healthcare: Quality, Pay-for-Performance and the Value Paradigm? presented at the “Fall Conference of the American Association of Healthcare Consultants”, sponsored by the American Association of Healthcare Consultants, Lansdowne Resort, VA. November 1, 2007.

 

Evidence Based Medicine as a Strategy for Quality Improvement, presented at the "Annual Health and Public Affairs Research Conference", sponsored by the Center for Community Partnerships and the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. October 26, 2007.

 

Medical Staff Relations presented for ACHE Category 1 CEU credit, sponsored by the North Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Jacksonville, FL September 27, 2007.

 

The Improving Efficiency Frontier of Religious Not-for-Profit Hospitals Poster Presentation: Harrison, J., presented at the 2007 Annual Research Meeting sponsored by the Academy of Health, Orlando, Florida. June 3, 2007.

 

Integrated Service Learning Experience: an MHA Capstone Model presented at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida. June 2, 2007.

 

Defining the Future of the Healthcare Industry, keynote speaker at the “Mid Year Conference of the American Association of Healthcare Consultants”, sponsored by the American Association of Healthcare Consultants, Chicago, IL. May 4, 2007.

 

The Hospitalist Model: A Strategy for Success in U.S. Hospitals, 2007 Poster Award: Harrison, J and Ogniewski R., presented at the Louis E Angelo Professional Symposium in conjunction with the 2007 ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22, 2007.

 

The Growing Importance of Information Technology in Disaster Medical Response presented at “The National Emergency Management Summit”, jointly sponsored by Health Affairs, Harvard Health Policy Review, American Association of Trauma Surgeons and JCAHO, New Orleans, LA., March 5, 2007.

 

Thriving or Surviving in the Digital Healthcare Environment, presented at the “MGMA 2006 Annual Conference and ACMPE Convocation", sponsored by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Las Vegas, Nevada. October 23, 2006.

 

The Hospitalist Model: A Strategy for Success in U.S. Hospitals, Poster Presentation: Harrison, J., presented at the 2006 Annual Research Meeting sponsored by the Academy of Health, Seattle Washington, June 25, 2006.

 

The Impact of Quality and Efficiency on Federal Healthcare, presented at the "Annual Health and Public Affairs Research Conference", sponsored by the Center for Community Partnerships and the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. October 21, 2005.

 

Developing High Performance Teams presented for ACHE Category 1 CEU credit, sponsored by the North Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Jacksonville, FL September 28, 2005.

 

Community Service Involvement: Building Community Partnerships in Jacksonville Florida, Poster Presentation: Nolin, J, Oetjen, R, Harrison, J, Haley, R and Hutton, D, 2005 AUPHA Annual Conference, Boston Mass, June 2005.
 


 

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(904) 620-1440

jeffrey.harrison@unf.edu

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