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.

Check back regularly for updates, including interviews with program administrators, career profiles, and application tips.

June 30, 2021

Online MSN in Nursing Administration Programs Ranked by Affordability (2021-2022)

Student loan debt has reached epic proportions and the cost of higher education is steadily rising. To help students find affordable programs we’ve outlined the top most affordable online MSN in nursing administration programs in 2021-2022.

June 21, 2021

An Expert Weighs In: Is Telemedicine Here to Stay After the Pandemic?

When you think of telemedicine or telehealth, you probably think of Zoom calls with your physician or therapist. But the term has actually been around since the mid-20th century, when radios were used to provide medical advice for patients on ships, and two-way televisions were first used to conduct video consultations.

June 16, 2021

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.

June 11, 2021

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.

June 8, 2021

Healthcare Risk Management Week 2021: What Healthcare Managers Should Know

Healthcare risk managers are often the go-to professional in a crisis, acting as a liaison between providers, patients, families, organizational leaders, and the community. Effective healthcare risk management saves lives, prevents errors, lowers costs, optimizes outcomes, and boosts public health. On the heels of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s never been more important.

May 18, 2021

Innovating American Healthcare: Integrating Public Health Goals and Healthcare Delivery

Imagine a future where hospitals and health systems share responsibility with the community and cross-sector partners in addressing social determinants and social risks. This means all are working together to break down silos, consolidate and organize resources for collective action,  identify evidence-based strategies, and share best practices to bring those strategies to scale.

May 17, 2021

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.

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?