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 4, 2019

Closing the Gap: Women Leading Health Clinics

While healthcare is an undoubtedly female-dominated industry, women are not being represented proportionally on healthcare companies' executive teams—not by a longshot. According to a report from Oliver Wyman, women make up only one-third of senior leaders at healthcare companies and only 13 percent of the industry’s CEOs. In fact, not a single woman holds the role of CEO of a Fortune 500 healthcare company.

September 26, 2019

Small Colleges with an Impressive Healthcare Administration Faculty

Becoming a healthcare administrator means learning the ins and outs of HR, management, policy-making, staffing, scheduling, budgeting, and medical records systems. As the American populace ages, nursing homes, retirement homes, hospitals, clinics, and research facilities will need expert healthcare administrators to oversee complicated daily operations.

September 12, 2019

Behavioral Health Director - A Day in the Life

Typical tasks like optimizing budgets and managing staff may seem like the work of a corporate director, but in behavioral health, the product is something practically invaluable: treatment that empowers people to live their lives in a peaceful and self-sufficient manner.

August 28, 2019

Compliance Director - A Day in the Life

Every game needs a set of rules. Industry regulations ensure a safe and equitable playing field for all involved participants. But these types of rules are far more complex than those found in an NFL game, and that’s why organizations operating in regulated areas hire experts specifically tasked with regulatory adherence.

August 22, 2019

Aesthetic Center & Plastic Surgery Clinic Manager - A Day in the Life

This is a profession that’s part sexy and part technical. It’s about the human perception of self, but sometimes it’s also about aesthetic enhancements. One minute you could be talking tummy-tucks, and the next you could be outlining treatments that can give a burn victim their smile back.

August 19, 2019

Healthcare Debates: Single-Payer vs. Multi-Payer

According to February 2019 poll, over 70 percent of Americans want some form of universal healthcare, but the way such a plan would be enacted remains divisive. The main conflicts center around cost, care, and complexity.

July 30, 2019

Public Health Administrator - A Day in the Life

Public health administrators aren’t interested in profit. They’re interested in building a healthier, happier community. And they do it not through sheer idealism, but through a mix of keen organizational skills, well-crafted communication, and clever campaign management.

July 19, 2019

Closing the Gap: Women Leading Nursing Teams

Taking proactive steps to address individual and institutional shortcomings, gender equity in healthcare leadership can be achieved and can provide economic and social health benefits for everyone in the United States.

July 18, 2019

Hospice Administrator - A Day in the Life

Hospice administrators oversee the operations of a hospice agency. While a nursing home or a long-term care facility will focus on patient longevity, hospice services are provided to people who are believed to be in their last six months of life.