Best HCM Theory to Practice Paper

This award is intended to encourage papers relevant to the practicing health care manger by clearly addressing research questions relevant to the translation of theory to health administration or management practice. The award is sponsored by the journal, Health Care Management Review (HCMR). The winners receive an award plaque from the Division and a cash award from HCMR. 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, the previous year's winner of the award (first author), and the editor of Health Care Management Review, selects the winner.

The HCMR journal disseminates state-of-the-art knowledge about management, leadership, and administration of health care systems, organizations, and agencies. Multidisciplinary and international in scope, articles present completed research relevant to health care management, leadership, and administration, as well report on rigorous evaluations of health care management innovations, or provide a synthesis of prior research that results in evidence-based health care management practice recommendations.
Articles are theory-driven and translate findings into implications and recommendations for health care administrators, researchers, and faculty. Annually, HCMR publishes the Best Health Care Management Theory to Practice paper (see the journal's collection page) chosen by the Health Care Administration Division of the Academy of Management.

 Award Winners

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"