Master's in Health Administration

Advances, Breakthroughs, and Innovations in Cancer Treatment

For hundreds of years, scientists and researchers have been on the hunt for a cancer cure, making astounding advances in treatment along the way. Expanded clinical trials have helped researchers explore the potential of precision medicine and develop alternatives to chemotherapy for cancer patients. To learn more about advances in cancer treatment, check out the infographic below, created by Maryville University’s online Master of Health Administration. Clinical Trial Improvements Clinical trials are conducted to observe the effects and results of a newly developed drug, surgical procedure, or behavioral intervention. History of Modern Clinical Trials In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed […]

Remote Patient Monitoring: What It Is and Why It’s Important

It has become increasingly popular to use apps, Bluetooth devices, and wearable monitors to connect patients to their doctors and help them stay on top of their health. According to Insider Intelligence, an estimated 30 million U.S. patients will use remote patient monitoring tools by 2024. With mobile devices in everyone’s hands, remote patient monitoring is convenient and effective, allowing people to be in control of their health. To learn more, check out the infographic below, created by Maryville University’s online Master of Health Administration program. What Is Remote Patient Monitoring? Remote patient monitoring (RPM) allows healthcare providers to monitor […]

Mobile Technology in Healthcare: Trends and Benefits

The global mobile health market is projected to reach $189 billion by 2025, according to data aggregate site Statista. Mobile tech played a key role in providing care during the pandemic, and the ever-increasing prevalence of smartphones, tablets, and other devices ensures it will continue to be important. Because of this, healthcare professionals should take action to effectively incorporate mobile tech into their care strategies. To learn more, check out the infographic below, created by Maryville University’s online Master of Health Administration program. What Is Mobile Health? Mobile health uses tech devices to monitor health, gather health-related data, and provide […]

Rural Hospital Closures: How COVID-19 Impacted Hospitals

Tables of Contents Hospital Closures Across the U.S. from COVID-19What Is a Rural Hospital?Why Are Rural Hospitals Closing?U.S. Hospitals: Closing StatisticsWhat Rural Small Town Hospitals Can Do to SurviveRural Hospitals: A Vital Healthcare Provider Working to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are critical to the American population — and the economy. In 2018, U.S. hospitals and health systems provided emergency care to 143 million people, performed more than 28 million surgeries, and delivered nearly 4 million babies, according to the American Hospital Association (AHA). The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that in the same […]

Emergency Operations Plan: 6 Key Elements Checklist for Hospitals

When disaster strikes, clinicians and hospitals stand ready to receive patients in need of care. U.S. hospitals are fundamental in providing emergency care support for communities during crises that arise due to our changing climate — such as fires and hurricanes — as well as during singular, catastrophic events such as 9/11. In fact, the ways hospital emergency planning evolved in response to 9/11 have shaped how hospitals are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. The National Incident Management System, created in 2003, links federal, state, and local agencies to coordinate a thorough response to disaster. Local first responders are now […]

MHA vs. MPH: Comparing Advanced Healthcare Degrees

The healthcare industry is evolving at an incredible pace thanks to new technologies, procedures, and methodologies. These changes are creating opportunities across healthcare positions and, coupled with an aging population, have contributed to increased demand for highly qualified healthcare professionals. Those already working in the field can pursue an advanced degree to help open the door to leadership positions and higher earnings. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects the demand for medical and health services managers to increase by 32% between 2019 and 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations (4%), providing significant opportunity for those […]

MHA vs. MBA: Which Is Right for You?

A strong leader can make a world of difference in any business or organization. However, learning how to become one can be challenging, requiring the foundational knowledge and practical skills to take on the job. MHA: Master of Health Administration Overview An advanced degree ideal for candidates interested in healthcare administration careers, an MHA prepares graduates to handle the day-to-day operations of medical facilities and make a positive impact through careers in healthcare policy. With opportunities to work in a variety of institutions, from medical facilities to private or public practices, in community clinics or government agencies, MHA graduates can […]

Risk Management in Healthcare

On any given day, professionals in hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country encounter a variety of risks that can impact an organization’s performance and potentially impair patient health. Practitioners need to take into account new regulations and legal requirements when providing patient care. Sensitive data, such as electronic health records (EHRs), can be compromised and manipulated by digital criminals, and inadequate cleansing or sterilization can open up patients to new infections and ailments. These real and ever-present dangers illustrate the need for comprehensive risk management in healthcare. But effective risk management is more than just being aware of these […]

How Healthcare Administrators Are Tackling the Binge Drinking Epidemic

Binge drinking is a significant contributor to a number of preventable alcohol-related deaths in the U.S. annually. While it may not seem as serious, or even recognizable, as more conventional forms of alcoholism, binge drinking is associated with many alcohol-related health risks. The rise of binge drinking — and related hazards — has prompted public health officials, educators, people looking to study healthcare administration, educators, and drug and alcohol advocacy organizations to take a closer look to gain insight into preventing this form of alcohol abuse. Alcoholism is associated with a daily dependency on alcohol. Binge drinking may be more […]

Skills Every Health Administrator Should Have

Working as a health administrator goes beyond knowing how to contain costs and direct the daily operations of medical facilities. Health administrators must have legal skills, business acumen, technical expertise, and problem-solving capabilities to set the tone for the future of healthcare. Health administrators, including chief medical officers, healthcare executives, and health services managers, are expected to follow leadership and business competencies for the daily operations of medical centers. Organizations that include the Healthcare Leadership Alliance (HLA) and the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) established core competencies to serve as professional guidelines for administrators. These competencies include effective communication, […]