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.

May 15, 2020

Healthcare Consultant - A Day in the Life

Top consulting firms like McKinsey and Deloitte can pay healthcare consultants a base salary of $140,000. Combined with a signing bonus and a performance bonus, one’s total compensation can easily exceed $200,000 per year.

May 6, 2020

The Importance of Healthcare Leadership That Reflects Patient Communities

The leadership of most healthcare systems and healthcare facilities does not adequately represent the communities those facilities serve. Women of color represent 18 percent of the US population, but less than 4 percent of C-level positions across all industries.

April 22, 2020

Healthcare Debates: The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Artificial intelligence is active in healthcare already, and it needs processes, frameworks, and organizational cultures that put patients first. That requires the collaboration of IT developers, healthcare leaders, AI researchers, and governmental entities. For healthcare administrators in particular, it is increasingly important to be bilingual, speaking the languages of AI and healthcare fluently.

April 16, 2020

Best Software Platforms for Healthcare Administrators in 2020

If you are going to work as a healthcare administrator, you will almost certainly be working with some type of healthcare software platform. While each organization will need to pick a vendor that matches their own particular needs, there are a handful of major industry players that aspiring healthcare administrators would be well-advised to familiarize themselves with early on.

April 10, 2020

Joining the C-Suite: Top-Paying Positions for Healthcare Executives in 2020

The highest-paid people in the healthcare industry are not necessarily doctors. In many settings, they are healthcare executives. According to the New York Times, executive salaries in healthcare saw a considerable increase in the 1990s, and the trend has since continued.

April 3, 2020

The Future of Healthcare Administration: Leading in Uncertain Times

“No matter what scenario might play out—if we ever had a single payer system, or whether the ACA gets advanced further through a stronger public option, or even if it's more of the status quo—we're still going to need healthcare administrators,” Malte says. “They are still going to play a significant and transformative role.”

March 31, 2020

Dermatology Clinic Manager - A Day in the Life

Dermatology clinic managers fall under the category of medical and health service managers, a profession which the BLS projects to grow by 18 percent between 2018 and 2028. Their main responsibility is to ensure a clinic is providing efficient, profitable, and compliant medical care.

March 27, 2020

Five Organizations Advancing Healthcare Leadership

With growth comes change, and few fields have undergone more change than healthcare. To lead in this industry requires a broad set of skills, and the agility to refine those skills to match innovations in technologies, policies, and processes. But even leaders don’t work alone.

March 24, 2020

Best Healthcare Administration Certifications (2020)

Professional certification in a particular area of healthcare administration not only proves that the holder is competent in a specialized area, it also shows one’s commitment to continued education, professional networking, and industry-recognized best practices.