Best HCM Theory to Practice Paper

This award, sponsored by Health Care Management division*, is intended to encourage papers relevant to the practicing health care manager by clearly addressing research questions relevant to the translation of theory to health administration or management practice. The winners receive an award plaque and a cash prize from the Division. Authors of eligible papers should identify their papers for consideration of this award during the Academy’s paper submission process. A committee headed by the Program Chair and comprised of selected members of the Executive Committee, and the previous year's winner of the award (first author) selects the winner.

*: This was previously sponsored by the journal Health Care Management Review (HCMR) until 2021. 

 Award Winners


Eitan Naveh, Noa Nissinboim, Ryan Leib, Jessica Cleveland,Partha Das, David Frank, Craig Bunnell, Sara Singer. "Workload and Errors: Utilizing Data Collected Through Sensors in an Outpatient Cancer Facility”

2022 Nicole Hartwich, David Antons. "Reducing Treatment Errors in Hospitals: The Role of Employee Voice in Unsafe Clinical Practice"
2021: Rachel Gifford, Daan Westra, Frank Van De Baan, Dirk Ruwaard, Fred Zijlstra, Lieze Poesen, and Bram Fleuren. "To Uncertainty and Beyond: Cataloguing Hospitals’ Adaptations during the COVID-19 pandemic"
2020: Jason R. Lambert, Lee Warren Brown, & Caleigh Torres Nava. "But Who Will Help ‘Them’? The Effect of Ethical Leadership on Bullying, Burnout, and Turnover"
2019: Angelique Ortiz-Hunt, Daniel Lerner, & Richard Hunt. “Sustainable Human Healthcare: The Centrality of Intrapreneurial Nurses”
2018:   Karla Sayegh, & Samer Faraj. "Shaping the Buildings that Shape Us: The Entanglement of Space and Care Coordination"
2017: Valerie A. Lewis, Carrie Colla, Stephen M Shortell, & Kate Tierney. "The New Frontier of Strategic Alliances: Partnership under Accountable Care Organizations"
2016: Cheryl Rathert, Tracy Porter, & Michelle Flegi-Palmer. "Meaningful or Meaningless? Physician Perspectives on Use of EHR"
2015: Brian Hilligoss, Paula H. Song, & Ann Scheck McAlearney. "Aligning for Accountable Care: Strategic Practices for Change in Accountable Care Organizations"
2014: Pavani Rangachari, & R. Karl Rethemeyer. "Impact of Periodic Top-down Communications on Infection Prevention Practices & Outcomes in Two Units"
2013: Daniele Mascia, Federica Angeli, & Fausto Di Vencenzo. "Effect of Hospital Referral Networks on Appropriateness of Hospitalization Decisions: A HLM Analysis"
2012: Benjamin B. Dumford, Wayne Boss, Alan D. Boss, George Zara, & Rick Grooms. "Can Entire Departments Be Burned Out? A Conversation of Resources Perspective on Burnout Campaign"
2011: Julia Adler-Milstein, Sara J. Singer, & Michael Toffel. "Speaking Up Constructively: Managerial Practices that Elicit Solutions from Front-Line Employees"
2010:  Sara J. Singer, Jako Burgers, Mark Friedberg, Meredith Rosenthal, Lucian Leape, & Eric Schneider. "Defining and Measuring Integrated Patient Care: Promoting the next frontier in healthcare delivery"
2009: Lori T. Peterson, John Eberhardt, Eric W. Ford, & Timothy R. Huerta. "Assessing Differences Between Realized and Anticipated Gains from Electronic Health Record Adoption"
2008:  Marjorie N. Jenkins, & Alice C. Stewart. "Enhancing Nurse Job Satisfaction: A Servant Leader Orientation in Health Care Management"
2007: Jonathan R.B. Halbesleben, Bonnie J. Wakefield, Douglas S. Wakefield, & Lynn B. Cooper. "Nurse Burnout and Patient Safety Outcomes: Safety Perception vs. Reporting Behaviors"
2006:  Heather Spence Laschinger, & Michael Leiter. "The Impact of Nursing Work Environments on Patient Safety Outcomes: The Mediating Role of Burnout"
2005:  Shirley Bar Lev, & Michael Harrison. "Localization of Health IT: How Users "Repair" Electronic Medical Record Systems"
2004:  Rebecca Wells, Eric Ford, Michelle Holt, Jennifer McClure, & Ann Ward. "Tracing the Evolution of Pluralism in Community-Based Coalitions"
2003:   Joel Harmon, Dennis Scotti, Scott J. Behson, Gerard F. Farias, & Robert Petzel. "High-Involvement Work Practices, Employee Satisfaction and Service Costs in Veterans Healthcare"
2002:  Robert J. Weech-Maldonado, Gerald Neff, & Vince Mor. "Does Quality of Care Lead to Better Financial Performance? The Case of the Nursing Home Industry"
2001:  Gary J. Young, James Burgess, & Danielle Valley. "Competition Among Hospitals for HMO Business: Effect of Price and Non-Price Attributes"
2000:  Heather K. Spence, Joan Ellen Finegan, & Judith Shamian. "The Impact of Workplace Empowerment and Organizational Trust on Staff Nurses' Work Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment"
1999:   John E. Gamble, Marjorie L. Icenogle, Norman B. Bryan, & Daniel A. Rickert. "The Effects of Open Access on Member Satisfaction and Intentions to Remain in an HMO"
1998:  Sharon Topping, John Hyde, John Barker, & Frederick D. Woodrell. "Adaptive Strategies of Academic Health Centers: Will They Survive or Go the Way of Dinosaurs"
1997:   John Blair, & John Buessler. "Competitive Forces in the Medical Group Industry: A Stakeholder Perspective"