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.

July 21, 2020

Healthcare Tomorrow: How the International WELL Building Institute is Transforming the Industry

WELL is to human sustainability what LEED is to environmental sustainability. The two certifications complement one another, and while they focus on different areas, there is some overlap.

July 10, 2020

Healthcare Debates: Does Costly US Healthcare Fund R&D and Medical Research?

This article explores research and development in the context of greater healthcare expenditures, including looking into the main drivers of healthcare spending, influences on pricing, and where R&D fits into the whole ecosystem.

June 24, 2020

Online MHA Programs Ranked by Affordability (2020-2021)

Student loan debt is reaching epic proportions and the cost of advanced education is rising. To help students find affordable programs we’ve outlined the top twenty most affordable online MHA programs in 2020.

June 19, 2020

Nursing Home Staff Shortages Exacerbated by COVID-19 Pandemic

The particular vulnerability of elderly people to the coronavirus has raised concerns not only for the residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, but also for the workers that come into direct contact with patients such as certified nursing assistants (CNAs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered nurses (RNs).

May 15, 2020

Healthcare Consultant - A Day in the Life

Top consulting firms like McKinsey and Deloitte can pay healthcare consultants a base salary of $140,000. Combined with a signing bonus and a performance bonus, one’s total compensation can easily exceed $200,000 per year.

May 6, 2020

The Importance of Healthcare Leadership That Reflects Patient Communities

The leadership of most healthcare systems and healthcare facilities does not adequately represent the communities those facilities serve. Women of color represent 18 percent of the US population, but less than 4 percent of C-level positions across all industries.

April 22, 2020

Healthcare Debates: The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Artificial intelligence is active in healthcare already, and it needs processes, frameworks, and organizational cultures that put patients first. That requires the collaboration of IT developers, healthcare leaders, AI researchers, and governmental entities. For healthcare administrators in particular, it is increasingly important to be bilingual, speaking the languages of AI and healthcare fluently.

April 16, 2020

Best Software Platforms for Healthcare Administrators in 2020

If you are going to work as a healthcare administrator, you will almost certainly be working with some type of healthcare software platform. While each organization will need to pick a vendor that matches their own particular needs, there are a handful of major industry players that aspiring healthcare administrators would be well-advised to familiarize themselves with early on.

April 10, 2020

Joining the C-Suite: Top-Paying Positions for Healthcare Executives in 2020

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.