Why an online Master in Health Care Administration and Management?
As America’s population continues to age, the demand for health care services is expected to grow rapidly. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs in the field will grow 23 percent by 2022, significantly faster than average. That job growth includes not only those on the front lines, but also those who work behind the scenes to ensure that systems run smoothly and navigate complicated regulations and insurance needs. Now, earn the credential you need to be a part of this dynamic industry with an online Master of Science in Health Care Administration and Management degree from Point Park University.
Our fully online MHA program focuses on topics critical to health care management, including health economics, health care policy and health care informatics. Courses are created by professionals for professionals and are focused on developing career preparedness. Professors who instruct online MHA courses have years of real-world experience, so students gain relevant, practical experience that can be immediately applied to the workforce. And since we care about student success, we offer a personalized education experience, with support from application to graduation.Request Info
Students applying for entry into Point Park University’s Master of Health Care Administration and Management online program must meet the following requirements:
Nursing home administrators are responsible for overseeing the operations of nursing homes for the elderly. These professionals plan and implement nursing services for residents; balance budgets; manage financial issues related to insurance, risk management and contracts; train staff members; and ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws.
Clinical managers are uniquely responsible for providing a mixture of clinical care and administrative oversight within clinics or medical offices. They may manage treatment strategies for patients, schedule staff coverage and patient appointments, oversee non-physician personnel, ensure proper equipment and supplies are purchased, and monitor budgets, among other duties.
The role of health information managers is to collect electronic health records and regulate their use. Health information managers may help plan budgets and financial reports, ensure a facility’s compliance with regulatory agencies, supervise the release of health information and manage staff, among other responsibilities. These professionals usually work for hospitals and community care clinics, health departments and even health insurance companies.
Nurse administrators generally work as case managers for assisted living facilities and organizations that provide in-home nursing services. They may hire staff, collaborate with upper-level management to ensure quality patient care, oversee patients, plan budgets, ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, and more. To be successful in their line of work, nurse administrators must demonstrate a high degree of skill in interpersonal interaction.
Community health managers work to ensure that public health-based organizations function to the best of their abilities. They may plan and execute community health services, prepare and review budgets, write grants, and establish priorities and benchmarks for their organizations, among other responsibilities. Community health managers sometimes work in tandem with other entities such as stakeholders and organizational partners.
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