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.

December 29, 2020

Five Emerging Careers in Healthcare Administration (2021)

Healthcare administration is one of the fastest growing careers in the US. But in an increasingly complex and fragmented landscape, healthcare administration is becoming more of an umbrella term than a specific career.

December 14, 2020

Accreditation & Certification: Interview with an Expert from The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 22,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the US. As the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting accrediting body in healthcare, its Gold Seal of Approval has fittingly become the gold standard for healthcare facilities.

December 1, 2020

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative - A Day in the Life

It can be challenging for doctors and other medical professionals to keep up-to-date with all the new drugs on the market, which is why pharmaceutical sales representatives are critical. They provide educational materials to doctors, put on seminars to explain new medications, and attend medical conferences to inform health care workers about the latest in drug development.

November 3, 2020

Healthcare Debates: Which Countries Have Free Healthcare? Does It Work?

Affordable healthcare is largely made possible through taxes and systems that nourish the availability of their services through intentional policy. While many countries with free and universal systems do mitigate and minimize costs, even the most efficient systems require patients to share the cost of services, supplies, or devices through out-of-pocket payments.

October 13, 2020

Health Informatics Specialist - A Day in the Life

In today’s healthcare organization, practically everything is connected to data and IT, giving health informatics specialists a broad but crucial role to play. That’s one of the reasons they enjoy a high salary: according to PayScale, the top 10 percent of health informatics specialists earn over $103,000 per year.

October 6, 2020

Best Online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHA) Programs

In a field as lucrative and fast-growing as healthcare administration, a slew of new BSHA programs have sprouted up to cloud the landscape. To save you the virtual legwork, here are the ten best BSHA programs out there. Read on to get detailed profiles of each.

September 9, 2020

Switching to Value-Based Healthcare from Fee-for-Service

Both Medicare and private insurers have begun to adopt value-based models and providers, along with a fleet of healthcare administrators, have had to rethink how they can conform to the new system while meeting budgetary limitations.

September 3, 2020

Healthcare Lobbyist - A Day in the Life

In 2019, four of the six top spenders on lobbying in the US were healthcare-related organizations. Together, they doled out roughly $100 million, outspending cash-flush tech companies like Facebook and Amazon.

August 17, 2020

Complete Blood Count Test with Two Drops: An Interview with the CEO and Co-founder of Sight Diagnostics

Two years ago Sight Diagnostics launched OLO, a point-of-care device that performs a complete blood count test (CBC) from a finger prick, in Europe and countries outside the U.S. The technology captures and analyzes images of the blood sample using digital fluorescent microscopy and machine-learning algorithms. OLO reports CBC test results in ten minutes.