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.

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.

October 15, 2019

Wellness Program Administrator - A Day in the Life

Corporate wellness programs are an $8 billion industry in the US and a $40 billion industry globally. That’s despite the fact that less than 10 percent of the global workforce has access to wellness programs. This is big business with major room for growth.

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.