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Kristie Loesher is an expert in the business of healthcare. She is a senior lecturer in the department of management at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Loesher is currently the community engagement coordinator for the McCombs school healthcare initiative, and on-site director of the McCombs School of Business, Business Foundations Summer Institute.
Loesher has 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, covering a variety of areas from quality assurance, utilization management and clinical research.
Nova Southeastern University: DBA, Human Resources 2004
University of Michigan: MPH., Health Planning and Administration 1986
The University of Texas at Austin: BA., Government, History and Economics 1983
Media Appearances (8)
UT faculty member discusses merits of Affordable Care Act
Daily Texan online
In an op-ed published Saturday in the Austin American-Statesman, management senior lecturer Kristie Loescher highlighted the positive contributions of the Affordable Care Act.
Commentary: Affordable Care Act provided options beyond health care
The Affordable Care Act was the first major legislation since Medicare/Medicaid in 1965 to improve access and affordability of health care for some of America’s weakest links – the 40 million souls who had no insurance back in 2007.
MMH study shows lack of access as biggest hurdle to health care
Midland Reporter-Telegram online
“Not only does that decision leave a gap for those very underserved populations, it continues to create a drain on the existing systems,” said Kristie Loescher, a University of Texas at Austin expert in health care policy and management. “Medicaid doesn’t cover everyone — people without children, men in particular, or basically people who make any money at all. Those people still get sick and need care, so either private physicians have to donate their time and hospitals have to write off these losses or people delay treatment until it costs both them and the system more money.
Powers: New medical school just adds to UT's health care history
Houston Chronicle Opinion online
Our faculty across the campus already is making breakthroughs in numerous health-related areas. Nutrition researcher Linda deGraffenried is working to identify the optimal combination of diet and chemotherapy to treat the most aggressive cancers that begin in the breast or prostate. Kristie Loescher, a senior lecturer in the McCombs School of Business, has used management analysis to help an Austin emergency room reduce its average door-to-doctor time to less than 30 minutes.
Assembly line model helps hospital improve its ER
Fierce Healthcare online
The 241-bed Brackenridge Hospital, as a Level 1 trauma center, cannot turn any patients away from its ED, but in 2011, "[i]t wasn't sized for the number of patients coming through there," Kristie Loescher, senior lecturer at the McComb School of Business, told Know.
Learning Catalytics Software Creates Dynamic Classroom Environment
Daily Texan online
Management senior lecturer Kristie Loescher said the various ways of displaying answers sparks more discussion than simple multiple-choice questions do. Loescher said one of the biggest challenges of teaching a large class is keeping everyone engaged, and she is constantly looking for ways to do that.
THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: ANSWERS AND RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Texas CEO print
According to a 2010 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 99 percent of all employers with 200 or more employees offered health insurance to their employees. However, only 59 percent of all employers with fewer than ten employees offered health insurance. The provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) taking effect in 2014 will not only provide individuals with more health insurance options, but will also make it possible for small businesses to provide health insurance for employees without bearing a large cost premium for their small size. Since companies with 50 or more full-time employees will be required to offer health insurance and will have access to different resources than smaller businesses, here are issues that will impact firms with fewer than 50 employees.
Obamacare sign-ups have increased as deadline looms
San Antonio Express-News online
Those hardest hit when shopping at the ACA marketplace will be the estimated eight million single Americans who make more than $48,000 annually and don’t qualify for federal subsidies, said Kristie Loescher, a 30-year veteran of the health care industry and lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.
Listing of top scholarly works by Kristie Loescher.
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The purpose of this paper is to describe the necessary organizational and cultural infrastructure to support the reengineering of processes and the resolution of data integration issues required to successfully implement a clinical data warehouse (CDW).
The reason for business schools to care about supporting moral development of their students can, unfortunately, be gleaned from almost any day's Wall Street Journal. The business community in this country has experienced scandals involving a myriad of unethical and illegal business practices, many of them committed in large well-known firms.