MHAOnline.com Blog - What's Happening in Healthcare Administration?

This blog explores career paths, professors to know, industry changes, and other forces shaping the experience of online MHA students. These features cover the realities of pursuing an online degree, including applications tips, internship requirements, scholarship prospects, and advice for finding a job upon graduation.

Check back regularly for updates, including interviews with program administrators, career profiles, and application tips.

January 16, 2020

Health Information Manager - A Day in the Life

As the digital age advances and the distinction between public and private information continues to blur, people may wonder how they can keep their digital health information secure. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, a nationwide shift changed the format of health records from paper-based forms to electronic.

January 7, 2020

Universities with an Excellent Bioinformatics Faculty

As an area of study, bioinformatics draws on biology, information technology, computer science, statistics, informatics, mathematical modeling, computational theory, data charting, data analytics, and administration. Universities with an excellent bioinformatics faculty teach these subjects with an interdisciplinary approach.

December 9, 2019

The Demand for Quants in Healthcare

A 2017 survey found that barely more than half of all hospitals have a set strategy for data analysis. But the possible benefits of merging healthcare with data science can lower operational costs, improve patient outcomes, and benefit global public health.

November 25, 2019

Healthcare Marketing Manager - A Day in the Life

The US healthcare industry spends over $30 billion a year on marketing. But getting people to do what’s in their best interest isn’t as easy as it sounds. Welcome to the complex world of healthcare marketing management.

November 20, 2019

Healthcare Actuary - A Day in the Life

Ever wondered how healthcare insurance companies assess risk and calculate their premium costs? Read on to learn more about a day in the life of a healthcare actuary—a financial prediction specialist who uses statistical analysis to estimate costs for health insurance companies.

November 18, 2019

How Gender Equality Affects Men's Health

Historically, health policies with a gender-equal approach have focused primarily on improving women’s health. But men’s health has been largely ignored. As it stands, men are four times more likely to commit suicide, less likely to access health services, more prone to substance abuse, and, overall, more likely to die younger than women.

November 13, 2019

Pharmaceutical Quality Director - A Day in the Life

Consumers and corporations need to know that the drugs dispensed by pharmaceutical companies are manufactured safely and efficiently. Pharmaceutical quality directors ensure that quality control protocols are followed within the industry’s manufacturing, testing, and inspection procedures.

November 11, 2019

Schools with a Brilliant Health Sciences Faculty

As a collective of disciplines, the health sciences apply scientific research to aid in the more efficient operation of health science facilities, labs, or research centers. This guide to three small schools with a brilliant health sciences faculty spotlights 15 experts in the field, including their respective disciplines, achievements, research foci, and teaching.

October 25, 2019

The Importance of Integrated Behavioral Health

Integrated behavioral healthcare creates effective provider relationships across disciplines and practices in order to provide care that acknowledges the whole patient, the context in which they exist, and the interconnection between the systems in the body.