Healthcare is currently the country’s largest employer and jobs in healthcare are projected to be among the fastest-growing over the next decade. As the industry grows, so does the opportunity for a new career path.
These guides are resources for aspiring and current healthcare administration professionals. They include scholarship databases, salary tables, conference schedules, and lists of the top degrees and careers in this field.
Healthcare leadership conferences are nodes of knowledge that act as temporary centers of excellence. It’s here that industry leaders get together to discuss their challenges, opportunities, and research on the topics that matter most.
Alongside HHS and still within the Department of Commerce, one finds the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The BEA is responsible for producing economic statistics in general. They contribute to measuring healthcare spending as part of their calculation of GDP as a whole—the healthcare sector just happens to entail one-fifth of that total amount. They coordinate closely with NHEA and CMS on these calculations.
In late 2015, nearly 200 governments worldwide signed a landmark action plan known as the Paris Agreement. After decades of blame-shifting, disorganization, and avoidance, there was finally a formal acknowledgment of the shared nature of climate change and a unified effort toward tackling the mounting crisis.
Case competitions deliver outstanding opportunities for healthcare administration students to showcase their skills and knowledge—so much so that students might feel surprised when they first learn about all the value these events offer.
The cost of higher education continues to rise, forcing students to take on a considerable amount of debt to fulfill their dream of getting a quality education. Fortunately for students in health administration, there is a growing number of scholarship opportunities.
The debate over whether healthcare should be treated as a business or a right has gone on for decades. Both sides have a similar end goal, and that is for our nation to boast a healthy population of generally productive individuals without bankrupting itself in the process. The disagreement is mostly in how to achieve the goal.
Classism in healthcare is a pervasive issue that significantly impedes access to quality treatment and care. The socioeconomic status of individuals often dictates the standard and frequency of healthcare they receive. This systemic bias typically involves prejudices, attitudes, and actions favoring the higher socioeconomic classes while marginalizing those in the lower strata of society.
Access and affordability are closely interlinked concepts used for evaluating the sector's effectiveness overall. Within healthcare, effectiveness covers metrics ranging from dollar spend to inclusivity scores. Not only is the range of possible variables quite vast, but the relationships between and among data points are also meaningful. This adds a layer of complexity and an opportunity for a deeper understanding into the “why” of how events unfold.