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Kelley School of Business Reached Finals of National Hea
l
thcare Case Competition

On February 9
th
, a team of MBA students

from the Kelley School of Business traveled to Emory
University to participate in the 2012 Leadership in Healthcare: National MBA Case Competition. The
team consisted of five students,

Adam Borson, Eric Brown, Medha Hazari, Zia Khan, and Roderick
McQuirte
r.
It was a very strong team Kelley

brought to the competition. Everyone is involved in Kelley’s
Life
-
Science Academy and is earning their certificate from the Center for the Business of Life
-
Sciences. In
addition, the team came with extensive experience i
n several areas of healthcare, from pharmaceuticals
to medical devices to biotechnology. With all the preparation leading up to the competition, the Kelley
team was
geared

for success.

The case surrounded
an Atlanta
-
based
non
-
profit home health agency

(HHA
)

looking to acquire health
monit
ors for its patients, but faced

financial challenges
hindering its ability to do so.

The competing
schools were given the task to develop a financially feasible strategy

that
allow
ed

the HHA to bring these
health monitors t
o its patients.
The case tested the team’s knowledge of the healthcare industry and its
ability to solve a complex problem.
Nine MBA programs from across the country presented in the first
round,
but

only fou
r

advance
d

to the final round. When the judges a
nnounced the finalist
, I
ndiana
University was
among

them, along with top MBA programs Cornell, University of Southern California,
and Vanderbilt.

In the finals, all teams
presented to all attendees of the healthcare conference. But before the
presentation
, the finalists
were given a ‘twist’ to the case that they must take into consideration
,
specifically surrounding

the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With their in
-
depth experience and knowledge in
healthcare, Team Kelley was well
-
prepared to take on unforeseen

challenges. Team Kelley put on a
strong performance for everyone at the conference to see, but fell just short of the title to USC.

After the competition, Team Kelley

enjoyed the rest of the conference listening to prominent individuals
in the healthcare

industry

and networking
. Some of the main highlights

from the conference

were

the

co
-
creator

of IBM’s Watson and the Lead Physician for the Super Bowl. Overall, the team represented
Kelley and IU very well

with class and dignity
.
This event demonstrated t
hat IU and Kelley is among the
top MBA programs nationally
in healthcare
and
will
continue to
build on this

success.