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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

August 6, 2020

The Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Administration System Automation

Automation is a transformational process in healthcare administration and the costs can be high. But it will also empower the industry to reduce its burdensome administrative costs and focus resources on where they belong: improving patient outcomes.

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.