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.

October 13, 2020

Health Informatics Specialist - A Day in the Life

In today’s healthcare organization, practically everything is connected to data and IT, giving health informatics specialists a broad but crucial role to play. That’s one of the reasons they enjoy a high salary: according to PayScale, the top 10 percent of health informatics specialists earn over $103,000 per year.

October 6, 2020

Best Online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHA) Programs

In a field as lucrative and fast-growing as healthcare administration, a slew of new BSHA programs have sprouted up to cloud the landscape. To save you the virtual legwork, here are the ten best BSHA programs out there. Read on to get detailed profiles of each.

September 9, 2020

Switching to Value-Based Healthcare from Fee-for-Service

Both Medicare and private insurers have begun to adopt value-based models and providers, along with a fleet of healthcare administrators, have had to rethink how they can conform to the new system while meeting budgetary limitations.

September 3, 2020

Healthcare Lobbyist - A Day in the Life

In 2019, four of the six top spenders on lobbying in the US were healthcare-related organizations. Together, they doled out roughly $100 million, outspending cash-flush tech companies like Facebook and Amazon.

August 17, 2020

Complete Blood Count Test with Two Drops: An Interview with the CEO and Co-founder of Sight Diagnostics

Two years ago Sight Diagnostics launched OLO, a point-of-care device that performs a complete blood count test (CBC) from a finger prick, in Europe and countries outside the U.S. The technology captures and analyzes images of the blood sample using digital fluorescent microscopy and machine-learning algorithms. OLO reports CBC test results in ten minutes.

August 6, 2020

The Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Administration System Automation

Automation is a transformational process in healthcare administration and the costs can be high. But it will also empower the industry to reduce its burdensome administrative costs and focus resources on where they belong: improving patient outcomes.

July 28, 2020

A Day in the Life of a Clinical Research Associate

The clinical research associate acts as a liaison between the study's sponsor (e.g., pharmaceutical company) and the clinics where the study takes place. Because results of a clinical trial must be kept entirely transparent and not influenced by the interests of the sponsor, this is a critical role.

July 21, 2020

Healthcare Tomorrow: How the International WELL Building Institute is Transforming the Industry

WELL is to human sustainability what LEED is to environmental sustainability. The two certifications complement one another, and while they focus on different areas, there is some overlap.

July 10, 2020

Healthcare Debates: Does Costly US Healthcare Fund R&D and Medical Research?

This article explores research and development in the context of greater healthcare expenditures, including looking into the main drivers of healthcare spending, influences on pricing, and where R&D fits into the whole ecosystem.