CareCloud, the Miami-based heath-technology company providing cloud-based practice management, electronic health record and medical billing software and services, and the School of Business Administration at the University of Miami, the largest private research institution in the southeastern U.S., have teamed up to launch CareCloud Scholars, a program that helps graduate students engage with South Florida’s healthcare community in an effort to support its development as a leading U.S. hub for the industry.
As part of the CareCloud Scholars program, representatives from the UM School of Business reviewed hundreds of applications from graduate students in its engineering and healthcare programs, and then selected 100 finalists based on essay and survey feedback. Those finalists were asked to complete an essay question about their perceptions of the impact of technology in improving healthcare, as well as share their insights regarding the attractiveness of South Florida as both a healthcare hub and a base for their future career development. CareCloud will sponsor the 100 finalists to attend the school’s healthcare impact conference titled, “The Business of Health Care: Bending the Cost Curve,” on Jan. 17 along with a special session with CareCloud’s CEO Albert Santalo and Vice President of Marketing Joseph Sawyer.
The aim is to grow the Scholars program over time and some of the scholars will also get the opportunity to intern at CareCloud in the coming year, Santalo said.
“We are very committed to helping the South Florida business community retain the exceptional talent that already exists here,” said Albert Santalo in the press release. “Through our partnership with the University of Miami School of Business, we are able to reach local college students and inform and inspire them to pursue careers in their own backyard, while simultaneously encouraging the development of our local ecosystem.”
The Center for Health Sector Management and Policy at the School of Business will host the third in its series of premier healthcare impact conferences, The Business of Health Care: Bending the Cost Curve. The January conference will feature speakers like Olympia Snowe, former U.S. Senator; Diane Rowland, executive vice president of Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation; and James Winkler, senior vice president at Aon Hewitt, among others.