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.
As a hospital administrator, you might be tasked with writing safety procedures and managing projects to keep your institution as clean an environment as possible. In trying to maintain these high standards, you might also run into the often-discussed issue of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Here’s the rundown on what HAIs are and why they matter […]
As a healthcare administrator or public health professional, your work will likely involve considerations of gender in healthcare. It goes without saying that some aspects of providing healthcare are different between women and men. Truly understanding these differences and how they matter in the institutions you work for is critical to your ability to support […]
As a future hospital administrator reading this blog, you may be focused on navigating the American healthcare system. The U.S. might be your main site for work in the future, and, as such, you want to make sure you understand how its healthcare system functions. Sometimes, however, one has to take a step back in […]
Technology and information science has been one of America’s most dominant industries for years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that the sector would add over 480,000 new jobs between 2014 and 2024. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that technology is also causing major waves of change within hospitals and other healthcare institutions. […]