Guides

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.

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.

March 15, 2021

Joining the C-Suite: Top-Paying Positions for Healthcare Executives in 2021

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.

February 1, 2021

Guide to Healthcare Leadership Conferences (2021)

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.

January 28, 2021

Best Healthcare Administration Certifications (2021)

Professional certification in a particular area of healthcare administration not only proves that the holder is competent in a specialized area, it also shows one’s commitment to continued education, professional networking, and industry-recognized best practices.

January 11, 2021

Healthcare Associations You Want to Join in 2021 (And Why)

“If you are a professional who wants to be the best in your field, then membership in a professional association is crucial,” McGinley says. “If excellence is our goal, as it should be, we need to surround ourselves with others with the same goal.”