William O. Cleverley, PhD-President, Cleverley and Associates, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
William O. Cleverley, Ph.D., has been the President of Cleverley & Associates since its formation in January 2000. Prior to forming Cleverley & Associates, Dr. Cleverley was the President and Founder of CHIPS (Center for Healthcare Industry Performance Studies). United Healthcare acquired the firm in March 1998 and Dr. Cleverley remained on staff as a part-time employee until December 1999. Dr. Cleverley is also Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University where he has taught courses in healthcare finance since 1973.
Dr. Cleverley was the original author of Essentials of Healthcare Finance in 1978 . In addition, he has authored over 250 articles on healthcare financial issues in a wide variety of both academic and professional journals.
James O. Cleverley, MHA-Principal, Cleverley and Associates, Columbus, Ohio
James O. Cleverley, MHA serves as a Principal for Cleverley & Associates, where he has worked since September 2003. Mr. Cleverley consults with hospital and healthcare organizations to identify financial and operating opportunities, as well as related strategies for performance improvement. Prior to joining the firm, he directed a statewide health services program for a medical association.
Mr. Cleverley has written a number of articles dealing with healthcare financial analysis and application, including the annual Community Value Index® hospital survey and the State of the Hospital Industry. He was the recipient of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Yerger/Seawell Best Article award.
Mr. Cleverley received his Masters in Health Administration from The Ohio State University in 2004. He received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University in 1999.
Paula H. Song, PhD-Assistant Professor, Division of Health Services Management and Policy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Paula H. Song, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University where she teaches courses in health care finance. Dr. Song’s research interests and publications cover areas such as health care financial management, investment strategies in not-for-profit hospitals and business case evaluation for health initiatives. Her research has been funded by the Centers for Health Care Management and Research, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Cancer Institute. She has published in several journals including Health Affairs, Medical Care Research and Review, Health Care Management Review, Medical Care, and Journal of Health Care Management.
Prior to joining the faculty at Ohio State, Dr. Song received her Ph.D. in health services organization and policy from the University of Michigan. She also holds a Master of Health Services Administration as well as a Masters of Arts in Applied Economics, both from the University of Michigan, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to academia, Dr. Song gained management expertise at Ochsner Health Care in New Orleans, Louisiana and has served as a health care finance consultant to hospitals and research organizations.