The 3rd Annual Cleveland Clinic Case Competition, held April 7-8 at the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland, offered graduate level students in health administration the opportunity to apply their coursework to a real-world situation by developing recommendations for a team of executives at an internationally recognized health system.
Students from top programs across the country are invited to participate in the event. Over 188 students participate with submissions and 66 students from 27 different master’s degree programs participated onsite in this Case Competition.
The first place team will win $9,000 and an opportunity to have an informational interview for the Administrative Fellowship or other career opportunities at Cleveland Clinic. Additional recognition includes: the second-place team earns $6,000; third-place team receives $3,000; and the fourth-place team earns $1,500.
Held at the Cleveland Clinic the last two years, the competition moved in to its new location in 2016. Joan Cook, educational coordinator with the Cleveland Clinic, shared with HIMSS staff that the HIMSS Innovation Center and the Global Center for Health Innovations is a perfect place to hold this competition. The ability to break out into small groups over the three floors was extremely helpful for students to rehearse their presentations. Students took full advantage of the functional and flexible space.
While at the HIMSS Innovation Center, the students and faculty enjoyed a Q & A from Toby Cosgrove, MD, chief executive officer of the Cleveland Clinic, and Gina Cronin, executive director of Global Leadership and Learning Institute. The discussion focused on innovation, international healthcare, retail healthcare and other future initiatives.