Bachelor’s in General Studies with a Concentration in Healthcare

The Importance of Health Advocacy to Improve Healthcare

Tables of Contents What is health advocacy?What is public health advocacy?Who can be considered a health advocate?How health advocacy improves patient outcomesUnderstanding healthcare policyEmpowering patients in a complex healthcare system Due to the wide-ranging differences in billing, coding, and reimbursement requirements from multiple payers, including privately managed care plans and government-run Medicaid and Medicare, the U.S. healthcare system is one of the most complex in the world. Another primary factor contributing to its complexity is administrative waste and costs. Administrative costs make up 8% of all healthcare spending — surpassing the average of other developed countries by at least five percentage […]

12 Common Public Health Issues and How They Can Be Prevented

Tables of Contents Truncal Obesity IssuesSenior Mental Health and Public Health ResponseSigns of Prescription Drug AbuseTeenage Anxiety: Issues and TreatmentsPublic Health Addresses Population Needs What’s the goal of public health? Quite simply, it’s to protect and improve the well-being of individuals and communities. How? By fighting disease and promoting healthy lifestyles. Public health addresses chronic conditions and emergency health threats ranging from heart disease and depression to infectious diseases and violent injuries. Public health workers are vital to safeguarding a population’s health. These individuals investigate, monitor, prevent, and treat health conditions that impact society. They conduct tasks such as disease […]

The Future of Healthcare: Trends, Technology & New Skills for Success

Advancements in technology have changed the way consumers manage their own healthcare and interact with medical providers. A recent survey from Morning Consult found that 34% of U.S. adults currently track or manage their health using a mobile app. Specialized care delivery facilities are on the rise, and new tech trends are making healthcare more personalized than ever. In addition, telehealth technology allows patients to access health services, such as virtual appointments, from the comfort of their homes. Healthcare professionals must adopt these trends and technologies — such as outpatient care centers, precision medicine, predictive analytics, and real-time data visualization […]

The Future of Public Health: Skills for Helping Communities Thrive

The future of public health impacts all of us. Whether we live in big cities or rural towns, we all rely on the expertise of public health workers to improve the safety and well-being of our communities. And if you’re intrigued by the prospect of having a positive impact on the future of public health, you’re not limited to a clinical role. Non-clinical careers are diverse and include roles like preventive health educators, researchers, social workers, first responders, public health advisors, nutritionists, sanitation workers, community health workers, and more. Each of these career paths provides an excellent opportunity for people […]

General Studies with a Concentration in Healthcare and Healthcare Management Information Session

Transcript Angelica:  Hello, everyone. Welcome to the General Studies on Healthcare Management Webinar. Thank you all for taking the time out of your day to participate today. My name is Angelica , and I will be your moderator for today. Before we begin, I have a few logistics I want to cover. First, you are in listen-only mode, so the presentation is being broadcast through your speakers to avoid any background noise. Second, please feel free to ask questions as we go. You can do so by typing into the Q and A box at the left side of your […]

Healthcare Careers

The healthcare industry is changing more rapidly than almost any other sector according to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Thanks to the continuing need to provide excellent delivery of treatments and patient care, there’s a growing diversity in the types of healthcare careers available for business and health professionals alike. ACHE estimates there are 100,000 professionals in careers who specialize in the management of healthcare organizations. The demand for talented leaders is growing, and it’s an exciting time for professionals who are examining careers in the medical field outside a clinical setting.   Careers for Those with a […]