MHAOnline.com Features - What's Happening in Healthcare Administration?

This features section 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.

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April 30, 2021

Compliance Director - Education, Certification & Daily Responsibilities

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.

April 26, 2021

Patient Experience Week 2021: A Healthcare Administrator's Advocacy Guide

The shift from fee-for-service to value-based care is one of the most structurally significant changes to the US healthcare system in recent history. Under the value-based model, payment and reimbursement are directly linked to the quality of the care provided, and the patient’s experience of that care. But how does one measure patient experience, and how can healthcare administrators ensure that patient experiences are positive?

April 23, 2021

Healthcare Documentation Integrity Week: An Expert's Guide on What to Know

This year’s Healthcare Documentation Integrity Week (HDI Week) takes place May 16-22, 2021. It’s a weeklong celebration of the contributions healthcare documentation specialists make toward ensuring complete and accurate patient records. Previously known as medical transcriptionist week, it has transitioned to its current title in order to better recognize the wide spectrum of healthcare professionals who contribute to the integrity of the medical record. In an age of increasing digitization and data analytics, this has never been more important.

April 16, 2021

National Hospital Week 2021: Healthcare Leaders' Advocacy Guide

This year’s National Hospital Week takes place May 9-15, 2021. It marks a time to highlight the ways in which the country’s hospitals, health systems, and healthcare workers are supporting the needs of their communities. It’s also an opportunity to recognize the role and impact of healthcare leaders and reflect upon the evolving definitions of good leadership in healthcare. After a year spent under the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s never been more important.

April 15, 2021

A Day in the Life of a Clinical Data Analyst

Every day, health organizations like hospitals, clinics, and physician offices collect data about their patients. This information is used to make data-driven decisions in order to provide the highest level of care to their patients as well as reduce expenses and errors. From the outcome of a particular treatment to a large-scale clinical trial, health data is a critical part of the modern healthcare process. Clinical data analysts help to make sense of the extensive data that is at their fingertips, creating stories that turn numbers into actionable intelligence to improve healthcare outcomes.

April 1, 2021

Records & Information Management Month 2021: The Future of Blockchain & EHRs

One of the problems that medical providers still face today is the absence of readily available patient medical records. Even though today more than 85 percent of physicians use electronic medical records (EMRs) to manage physical records in a digital environment, this does not mean that your complete medical data is readily available. Improvements have been made since the days of paper-based record keeping. However, even institutions that use EMRs face problems with scattered data.

March 15, 2021

Joining the C-Suite: Top-Paying Positions for Healthcare Executives in 2021

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.

March 9, 2021

Healthcare HR Week 2021: An Expert's Advocacy Guide

There is no doubt about it: it’s been a year of trouble and strife for human resources departments across the world. In some areas, the pandemic has forced job cuts, while in others, it has caused a scramble for fast recruiting, posing challenges for HR departments spanning nearly all industries.

March 1, 2021

Healthcare Debates: Should Health Insurance Cover Dentistry?

Considering the benefits to having dental care and the linkages between oral health and overarching health, this article explores why dental care isn’t covered by health insurance—and whether or not integration should occur.