Public health is an often-overlooked sector of healthcare that is nonetheless quite important for a strong, well-functioning society. According to the World Health Organization, a health policy “refers to decisions, plans, and actions that are undertaken to achieve specific health care goals within a society.” Such policies are important for building visions of a healthier […]
Working as an office administrator can be a rewarding career within the field of hospital administration, but some students find themselves more interested in teaching instead. If that describes you, then look no further than this guide to get you started on your journey.
Healthcare administrators are equipped to handle many of the average problems and concerns that arise in a hospital on a day-to-day basis, but what happens during extraordinary events? The devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston shows the critical importance for healthcare institutions to have a disaster preparedness plan. During times of crisis, the needs […]
As a healthcare administrator, you may at first think that your only career option is to work directly within a healthcare institution, such as a hospital or rehabilitation center. However, this perception couldn’t be further from the truth. There are a wide variety of fulfilling jobs that one can take with a degree in hospital […]
Everyone knows that a hospital is a building with a fixed location and overnight accommodations, right? Well, these days, that may not necessarily be a full description of the term. Each year, new models arise to treat patients. These alternatives to the traditional hospital seek to cut costs and improve efficiency through innovative structures, such […]
The pharmaceutical industry might not be the first sector that comes to mind when thinking about possible employment settings for hospital administrators. However, it is a viable, and perhaps under-explored, career path for those interested in the management of prescription drugs. Here’s a glance at what a pathway in pharmaceuticals might look like from the […]
Data management and data security are big topics in an increasingly digital world, and when it comes to healthcare the story is no different.
Hospital administrators often have to deal with insurance paperwork and calls to insurance companies. Even if they don’t deal with these matters on a day-to-day basis, they still need to understand how various types of insurance programs work. Many patients may be covered primarily or entirely by private insurance, however, there are also many who […]
In talking about public health and healthcare administration, it’s easy to focus in on adult healthcare while forgetting to talk about healthcare for children and teenagers. While there is certainly a fair amount of overlap between children’s health and adult health, there are also some concerns that are unique or more prevalent among youth. Additionally, […]
Each year in the U.S., about one in four deaths are caused by cardiovascular disease, meaning that it is not a public health concern that can be ignored. Health care administrators see the unfortunate results of heart problems every day. Here’s what you need to know about the issue.