Director's Message

From Dr. Stephen Gilliland

Stephen GillilandHealthcare is one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the U.S. economy and now accounts for more than $3 trillion annually. Health spending in the U.S. represents 17.5% of the GDP, more than any other country. The growth in this sector presents real economic challenges for the United States, but also creates expanding business opportunities. The Center for Management Innovations in Healthcare (CMIH) was founded by the late Eller Professor Keith Provan in 2010 to address these important challenges and opportunities.   

Our goal is to train future business leaders with the understanding of healthcare and a passion to develop solutions and business models that will transform our healthcare system. By harnessing the expertise within the Eller College of Management and from affiliated faculty across the University of Arizona, we provide healthcare management courses, certificates, and degree options for graduate and undergraduate students. Beyond studying healthcare management, strategy, finance, and information systems, students gain hands-on experience working with health-related firms from a broad variety of industries. Most importantly, our graduates will impact our state and country, providing management solutions and business opportunities that promote health, wellness, and prosperity. 

Our Center faculty engage in research that is helping to identify and understand emerging solutions to our healthcare challenges. Industry partners help shape and inform these research efforts. We also help design and deliver customized executive training for health industry leaders.

Welcome to the Center for Management Innovations in Healthcare! Please contact us for more information or to get involved.

Stephen Gilliland
Executive Director, Center for Management Innovations in Healthcare
Eller Professor of Management and Organizations