Positions

Overview

  • Ferhat Zengul, Ph.D., MBA, MAcc is a full-time Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions (SHP) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Prior to joining the Health Care Management Program, he worked as a financial/managerial accountant at UAB Hospital Finance and UABHS Facilities Planning and Capital Projects Office. He has over ten years of experience in the financial management of capital projects.
    Dr. Zengul’s overarching research goal is improving organizations' financial health and peoples' health and quality of life through data analytics and multidisciplinary approaches. To achieve this goal, his research focuses on three interest areas: 1) Accounting, Finance, and Data/Text Analytics, 2) Healthcare Management, and Informatics, 3) Infrastructure Projects. He is particularly interested in applying machine learning approaches in developing predictive models for the financial and clinical performance research domain. He has used data/text mining techniques in a variety of disciplines such as accounting, finance, informatics, and clinical research domains. Dr. Zengul is a Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist from Healthcare Financial Management Association. He has been teaching courses such as Accounting and Finance for Healthcare, Healthcare Economics, Finance, Revenue Cycle Management, Business Intelligence, Statistics, and Ethics both in undergraduate and masters and doctoral programs.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Determining public’s attitude toward medical tourism development: a scale proposalInternational Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing.  16:243-259. 2022
    2022 A Text Mining Study of Topics and Trends in Health Care Management Journals: 1998-2018Health Care Management Review.  47:144-154. 2022
    2022 Approaches for text mining of mHealth literature 2022
    2022 Mapping 2 Decades of Research in Health Services Research, Health Policy, and Health Economics JournalsMedical Care.  60:264-272. 2022
    2022 Examining the relationship between self-reported lifetime cancer diagnosis and nativity: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2011–2018Cancer Causes and Control.  33:321-329. 2022
    2021 Identifying research themes and trends in the top 20 cancer journals through textual analysisJournal of Cancer Policy.  30. 2021
    2021 Do Medicare and Medicaid Payer-Mix Change After the Privatization of Public Hospitals?Medical Care Research and Review.  78:361-370. 2021
    2021 Nursing-sensitive indicators for nursing care: A systematic review (1997–2017) 2021
    2020 Healthcare Research and Analytics Data Infrastructure Solution: A Data Warehouse for Health Services ResearchJournal of Medical Internet Research.  22. 2020
    2020 Predictors of Hospital-Acquired Clostridioides difficile Infection: A Systematic ReviewJournal for Healthcare Quality.  42:127-135. 2020
    2020 Healthcare Research and Analytics Data Infrastructure Solution: A Data Warehouse for Health Services Research (Preprint) 2020
    2020 Research themes and trends in ten top-ranked nephrology journals: A text mining analysisAmerican Journal of Nephrology.  51:147-159. 2020
    2020 DOES TRANSPARENCY OF QUALITY METRICS AFFECT HOSPITAL CARE OUTCOMES? A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE LITERATUREAdvances in health care management.  19:129-156. 2020
    2020 Topics and Trends in The CPA Journal (1993–2020) 2020
    2019 Patient Engagement Functionalities in U.S. Hospitals: Is Early Adoption Associated with Financial Performance?Journal of Healthcare Management.  64:381-396. 2019
    2019 Exploring corporate governance research in accounting journals through latent semantic and topic analysesIntelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management.  26:175-192. 2019
    2019 Introduction to “health informatics, healthcare quality and safety, and healthcare simulation: the new triad to advance healthcare operations”Health Systems.  8:153-154. 2019
    2019 The emerging literature for the triad of health informatics, healthcare quality and safety, and healthcare simulationHealth Systems.  8:215-227. 2019
    2019 Hospital Competition and Financial Performance: A Meta-Analytic ApproachJournal of health care finance2019
    2019 Interrelated Factors with Hospital Financial Performance from Hospital Managers’ PerspectiveJournal of health care finance2019
    2019 Reduction in Hospitals' Readmission Rates: Role of Hospital-Based Skilled Nursing FacilitiesINQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing.  56:1-13. 2019
    2019 The Moderating Effect of Environmental Instability on the Hospital Strategy-Financial Performance RelationshipJournal of health care finance2019
    2018 Examining the association between educational attainment and life expectancy in MENA region: A panel data analysisInternational Journal of Health Planning and Management.  33:e1124-e1136. 2018
    2018 Predicting graft survival among kidney transplant recipients: A Bayesian decision support modelDecision Support Systems.  106:97-109. 2018
    2018 The Impact of Hospital Competition on Strategies and Outcomes of Hospitals: A Systematic Review of the U.S. Hospitals 1996-2016Journal of health care finance.  23-42. 2018
    2018 Illuminating informatics: Tracking the journey of electronic health data through health information systemsJournal of AHIMA / American Health Information Management Association.  89:40-43. 2018
    2018 Longitudinal analysis of high-technology medical services and hospital financial performanceHealth Care Management Review.  43:2-11. 2018
    2018 Patient perceptions of servicescape in healthcare: A systematic review of the literatureJournal of Healthcare Management.  63:94-104. 2018
    2018 Tracking Journey of Electronic Health Data through Health Information SystemsJournal of AHIMA / American Health Information Management Association.  01:40-44. 2018
    2018 Why medical tourists choose Turkey as a medical tourism destination?Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights.  2:296-306. 2018
    2017 Exploring the Association between Quality and Financial Performance in U.S. Hospitals: A Systematic ReviewJournal of health care finance2017
    2017 Text-mining analysis of mHealth research. 2017
    2016 Organizational and environmental factors associated with hospital financial performance: A systematic reviewJournal of health care finance.  43:13-37. 2016
    2015 The Effects of High Fidelity Simulation on Nursing Students’ Perceptions and Self-Efficacy of Obstetric Skills 2015
    2014 Technological innovations and hospital performance: a systematic review of the literatureInnovation and Entrepreneurship in Health.  Volume 1:13-26. 2014
    2013 A Review of Evidence Based Design in Healthcare from Resource-Based Perspective 2013

    Research Overview

  • Accounting, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Finance, Healthcare Finance, Revenue Cycle Management; Data Analytics; Data/Text Mining; Developing Predictive Models using Machine Learning Algorithms.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Healthcare Financial Management (Doctoral)
    Accounting and Finance for Healthcare (Undergraduate)
    Revenue Cycle Management (Graduate)
    Statistics for Managers (Undergraduate)
    Economics for Healthcare Managers (Undergraduate)
    Ethics for Health Care Professionals (Undergraduate)
    Seminar in Research Methods (Doctorate)
    Research Ethics (Graduate)
  • Teaching Activities

  • AH705 - Health Care Finance (Summer Term 2022)
  • AHS360 - Statistics for Managers (Summer Term 2014)
  • AHS360 - Statistics for Managers (Summer Term 2014)
  • AHS402 - Economics for Healthcare Mgrs (Summer Term 2014)
  • AHS402 - Economics for Healthcare Mgrs (Summer Term 2014)
  • AHS415 - Ethics for the Health Prof (Fall Term 2013)
  • AHS415 - Ethics for the Health Prof (Fall Term 2013)
  • AHS415 - Ethics for the Health Prof (Summer Term 2014)
  • HA624 - Revenue Cycle Management (Spring Term 2015)
  • HA624 - Revenue Cycle Management (Spring Term 2016)
  • HA624 - Revenue Cycle Management (Spring Term 2017)
  • HA624 - Revenue Cycle Management (Spring Term 2018)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Fall Term 2017)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Fall Term 2017)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Fall Term 2018)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Fall Term 2018)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Fall Term 2019)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Fall Term 2019)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Fall Term 2020)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Fall Term 2020)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Fall Term 2021)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Spring Term 2018)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Spring Term 2018)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Spring Term 2019)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Spring Term 2019)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Spring Term 2020)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Spring Term 2020)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Spring Term 2021)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Spring Term 2021)
  • HCM316 - Accounting and Finance for HC (Spring Term 2022)
  • HCM360 - Statistics for Managers (Fall Term 2014)
  • HCM360 - Statistics for Managers (Fall Term 2014)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Fall Term 2014)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Fall Term 2014)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Fall Term 2015)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Fall Term 2015)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Fall Term 2016)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Fall Term 2016)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Fall Term 2017)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Fall Term 2017)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Fall Term 2018)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Fall Term 2018)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Fall Term 2019)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Fall Term 2019)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Fall Term 2020)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Fall Term 2020)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Fall Term 2021)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Fall Term 2021)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Summer Term 2015)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Summer Term 2015)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Summer Term 2016)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Summer Term 2016)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Summer Term 2017)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Summer Term 2017)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Summer Term 2018)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Summer Term 2018)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Summer Term 2019)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Summer Term 2019)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Summer Term 2020)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Summer Term 2020)
  • HCM402 - Economics for HC Managers (Summer Term 2021)
  • HCM415 - Ethics for HC Professionals (Fall Term 2014)
  • HCM415 - Ethics for HC Professionals (Fall Term 2014)
  • HCM415 - Ethics for HC Professionals (Fall Term 2015)
  • HCM415 - Ethics for HC Professionals (Fall Term 2015)
  • HCM415 - Ethics for HC Professionals (Summer Term 2015)
  • HI643 - BusIntelligenceForHealthcare (Spring Term 2022)
  • HI662 - HC Business Intelligence (Spring Term 2021)
  • HI695 - Indep Study Health Informatics (Fall Term 2018)
  • HRP410 - Honors Project (Spring Term 2017)
  • Education And Training

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham Accounting and Finance, Other
  • Master of Accounting, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2019
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health / Health Care Administration / Management, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2013
  • Bachelor of Business in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, 2004
  • Master of Business in Finance and Financial Management Services, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2004
  • Full Name

  • Ferhat Zengul