What Administrators Need to Know about Mental Healthcare

Many health institutions focus primarily on physical healthcare — and of course there are many diseases with predominantly physical symptoms for which people need care. However, there is also a whole set of illnesses that have much more to do with the mind than the physical body. As a healthcare administrator you’ll be expected to […]

Vaccinations 101 for Healthcare Administrators

Vaccines show up in the news from time to time — reminders to get them, concerns about their safety, questions about who should be first in line at the clinic. Healthcare administrators are likely to work in hospitals or other managed care facilities where staying up-to-date on vaccinations is a must. Here’s the 101 on […]

Elder Care and Hospital Administration

Americans are getting older—disproportionately that is. Baby boomers (born after WWII) make up a big percentage of the U.S. age range, and they are set to retire.  That’s going to create a pretty big need for healthcare services in the coming years, as those retirees age and develop geriatric health needs. In 2004, it was […]

Socioeconomic Background and Health

In a fair world, who you are or how you grew up wouldn’t impact your ultimate health outcomes. But unfortunately that’s not the reality. There are actually several demographic factors that are associated with how healthy you are and how long you live. And much of the time, patients don’t really have control over them. […]

5 Ways the Environment Can Impact Patient Health

As a healthcare professional, especially if you work in hospitals, you’ll see doctors and nurses mainly dealing with the acute issues at hand, but what about the reason your patients are coming into your institution in the first place? You might not be surprised to hear that health is about much more than the presentation […]

How to Rock the Interview for Your First Job in Healthcare Administration

Maybe you’re still in school for healthcare administration and looking for a part-time job or internship to help pay tuition. Or perhaps you’ve just finished your program and you’re looking for that initial job out of school. You’ve found a position that looks like a great fit, and you’ve heard back that you have an […]

5 Things You Can Do with a Public Health Degree

When you’re in an academic program for public health or healthcare administration, it can sometimes be difficult to know what you actually want to do with your degree once you get out into the real world. You might wonder what kinds of jobs you can take on with your newfound educational knowledge.

Getting Started with Public Health Research

Whether you are in an administrative, finance, or research role, a time will likely come when you need to find information about population health in your future work. When that time rolls around you’ll want to be organized and knowledgeable about how to quickly uncover what you are looking for. Here’s a couple of helpful […]

How to Tell the Difference Between Nonprofit and For-Profit Hospitals

As a future healthcare administrator it’s very likely that you will find yourself at some point working, interning, or connecting with a hospital. When that happens it will be helpful to understand the differences between two basic types of hospitals: nonprofit and for-profit. Here are a few of the similarities and differences between both: