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Public Health Policy for Hospital Administrators

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 […]

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Disaster Preparedness for Hospital Administrators

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 […]

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Here’s What Your Career in Healthcare Consulting Could Look Like

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 […]

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Are Micro-Hospitals and Other Alternative Structures the Wave of the Future?

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 […]

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Health Insurance 101

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 […]

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Hot Topics in Children’s Health

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, […]

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The What’s What of Cardiovascular Disease

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.