Interviews & Expert Perspectives

These interviews and expert-written features offer a look into the healthcare industry from those who know it best: professors, practicing healthcare administrators, advocates, and leaders in professional associations.

July 15, 2021

An MHA’s Guide to Earning Your Master of Health Administration Degree

The master of healthcare administration (MHA) degree provides professionals with the credentials and educational background for roles in healthcare leadership, across all types of health-related organizations. In a matter of two to three years of both formal education and hands-on field experience, graduating with an MHA degree will provide invaluable skills in management, data analytics, and operating performance—all of which are required to succeed in today’s healthcare environment.

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 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.

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 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.