Patrick M. Bernet, Ph.DPatrick M. Bernet, Ph.D
is an Associate Professor of Healthcare Management in Florida Atlantic University's College of Business. Dr. Bernet teaches classes on healthcare management, finance, research methods and economics. In previous careers, Dr. Bernet has worked as a consultant to HMOs, physician practices and community health planning organization. His industry experience includes network development, HMO contract negotiation, practice mergers, practice management, capitation contract pricing, business valuation, market analysis, Medicare license filings, financial analysis and the development of one of the first physician profiling systems. Dr. Bernet's current research projects include public health finance, hospital bond financing, and healthcare provider efficiency (see http://www.Hinfo.org
for more information). At the core of his research is the goal of assisting healthcare and public health professionals achieve the best outcomes with their limited resources. He has been principal investigator on research grants and has authored numerous articles in refereed journals and academic texts.