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.

Universities with an Outstanding Faculty in Regulatory Affairs August 22, 2023

Universities with an Outstanding Faculty in Regulatory Affairs

Five universities, in particular, boast outstanding faculty in regulatory affairs: Duke University, George Washington University, Northeastern University, the University of Southern California, and the University of Washington. Learn more about them.

Challenges of Delivering High-Quality Healthcare August 15, 2023

Challenges of Delivering High-Quality Healthcare

While the U.S. has some of the best hospitals and medical schools in the world, our healthcare system is fraught with systemic issues that limit access to quality healthcare and ultimately compromise public health.

How Healthcare Leaders Can Combat Vaccine Hesitancy August 9, 2023

How Healthcare Leaders Can Combat Vaccine Hesitancy

Vaccination rates in the US have lagged behind other rich countries. The reasons for that lag are multivariate, but sometimes grouped under the generic label of vaccine hesitancy: the refusal or reluctance to have oneself or one’s children vaccinated against an infectious disease or diseases.

Basics of Machine Learning for Rising Healthcare Leadership July 31, 2023

Basics of Machine Learning for Rising Healthcare Leadership

Machine learning (ML) refers to a set of computational algorithms that apply statistical modeling to a specific task. Think of a task as a question or an input. The algorithm uses logic applied to that question to generate an answer or output. To emphasize the distinction between AI and ML, remember that AI refers to computational systems which mimic human behavior—ML refers to specific types of algorithms. Systems are built from algorithms; algorithms work inside of systems.

Getting Started with AI for Healthcare Leadership July 28, 2023

Getting Started with AI for Healthcare Leadership

Artificial intelligence is not an easy technology to implement, even on a limited scale for a controlled pilot. The processes to evaluate, implement, validate, and scale AI tools within a healthcare application are especially complex and resource-intensive.

Data Analytics in Healthcare Administration July 27, 2023

Data Analytics in Healthcare Administration

In 2018, approximately 30 percent of the world’s data volume was being generated by the healthcare industry. Electronic health records, remote patient monitoring, wearable gadgets, and other advancements have almost certainly edged up the share even further.

Aging Demographics & Long-Term Care - Expert Interview July 20, 2023

Aging Demographics & Long-Term Care - Expert Interview

The last Baby Boomer turns 65 in 2030. That’s also the year when one in five Americans will be over 65, and an estimated nine million will be over the age of 85—a nearly 50 percent increase from 2020.

Best Healthcare Administration Certifications (2023-2024) July 17, 2023

Best Healthcare Administration Certifications (2023-2024)

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.

How Staffing and Funding Impact Nursing Home Quality June 30, 2023

How Staffing and Funding Impact Nursing Home Quality

The way in which the United States finances, delivers, and regulates care in nursing home settings is unsustainable (NASEM 2023). Immediate action is necessary to correct decades of underinvestment and unaccountability. Advocates are heartened that the issue is receiving significant attention from the federal government and the general public, but disagreements remain over addressing the underlying issues.