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.

April 16, 2019

Regulatory Affairs Manager - A Day in the Life

With regulations constantly changing and new ones being introduced, it’s no surprise that over 30 percent of organizations increased their regulatory staff in 2017, according to an industry report, and over half of all organizations expect to hire additional staff in the coming year.

April 3, 2019

Colleges with a Brilliant Healthcare Innovation Faculty

Healthcare innovation is dedicated to changing healthcare for the benefit of all, both healthcare consumers and providers. Forbes' healthcare predictions for 2019 point to the need for leaders in this area, as they estimate that 15 percent of global healthcare spending this year will be connected to a value-based model.

March 25, 2019

Healthcare Debates: Death with Dignity

The idea behind medical aid in dying is that instead of allowing a disease to dictate the conditions of one's final moments in this life, the person can die on their own terms, with their dignity intact, and often at home.

March 8, 2019

Psychiatric-Mental Health Case Manager - A Day in the Life

Being a psychiatric-mental health manager is a rigorously demanding job that can tax one’s heart and soul, but the outcomes can also be life-changing: getting a homeless person into housing, finding an addict a support group, or placing a schizophrenic into a compassionate cycle of treatment.

February 20, 2019

Closing the Gap: Women Leading Healthcare

Women drive healthcare. They are the industry's biggest consumers and workers. They serve as caregivers in their homes and make most decisions for their family's health. Why is it, then, that of the 40 Fortune 500 healthcare companies, not a single one is helmed by a woman?

February 12, 2019

Ten Trends Driving Growth in Healthcare Jobs

Innovations in healthcare are pointing to an increasing need for healthcare administration, healthcare IT, and healthcare policy professionals. But the underlying trends are intertwined, and interdisciplinary partnerships are necessary to redesign a modern vision of healthcare.

February 5, 2019

A Day in the Life of a Hospital CEO - An Interview with Dr. David Pate

Being the chief executive officer of a hospital means being part business leader and part politician, requiring a blend of diplomacy, advocacy, business management, and financial sense. And the stakes of this role aren’t just profit and loss, but life and death.

January 24, 2019

Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Administrator - A Day in the Life

In many ways, a VA health administrator’s job is similar to any other healthcare administrator’s job, but the specific demographic being served in the VA necessitates a unique set of responsibilities, skills, and education.

January 22, 2019

Universities with an Outstanding Health Informatics Faculty

Check out exceptional health informatics faculty members at four notable universities: Boston University's Metropolitan College, the University of Scranton, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Cincinnati.