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Key Skills Needed to Be an Effective Healthcare Leader

Key Skills Needed to Be an Effective Healthcare Leader The healthcare environment faces evolving challenge, which in turn means that the skills required for leadership are constantly changing as well. Whether it’s responding to new or modified regulations, bottom-line profitability pressures, new diagnostic or treatment techniques or integrating technological trends into system processes, what makes [...]

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Healthcare Trends for 2017

Healthcare Trends for 2017 In many ways, 2017 represents a year of uncertainty. The influx of new medical technology and ways to remotely monitor care, combined with new presidential administration has many trying to make sense of what is to come. However, industry experts have reached some consensus on what we can expect going into [...]

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3 Healthcare Electives That Can Help You Define Your Focus

3 Healthcare Electives That Can Help You Define Your Focus According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, significantly faster than the national average for all occupations. This makes a healthcare MBA from the George Washington University particularly vital [...]

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What You Need to Know About Hospital Finance in 2016

What You Need to Know About Hospital Finance in 2016 When you’re pursuing an online Master’s in Business Management with a focus on healthcare, you’ll find yourself learning more about finance and financial trends in healthcare. Understanding the financial side of healthcare is essential if you plan to have a career in healthcare management. Here’s [...]

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The Composition of the Healthcare C-Suite

The Composition of the Healthcare C-Suite Leaders in the healthcare industry are some of the most important people in the country and all over the world. Their decisions affect all members of the medical team and the technology they use, which in turn impacts millions of patients every year. But what does the composition of [...]

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4 Keys to the Success of Technologies in Healthcare

4 Keys to the Success of Technologies in Healthcare In the world of modern healthcare, technology plays a critical role, and the areas it improves are never ending. Given the right leadership, attitude and management education, the implementation of healthcare technology can be efficiently and successfully accomplished. The following are four keys to the success [...]

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The Physician Leader is Here to Stay

The Physician Leader is Here to Stay The roles of a physician leader are vast and becoming ever more critical for improving the quality of health care. Read on to learn why this position is so important, and what responsibilities are the core of healthcare leadership today. Information Management and Sharing Advances in medicine and new scientific discoveries [...]

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Leadership in Crisis: How to Steer a Healthcare Organization Through Difficult Times

Leadership in Crisis: How to Steer a Healthcare Organization Through Difficult Times   Effective leadership of any healthcare organization means prioritizing extensive training, planning and preparation for inevitable crises. Preparation includes prioritizing prompt, clear communication with both the outside world and internal teams, with the goal of avoiding damage to the reputation of the organization going through [...]

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What Aetna’s Latest Move Means for Healthcare Leaders

What Aetna’s Latest Move Means for Healthcare Leaders As you work toward your MBA with a focus on healthcare, it’s important to understand and be prepared for the environment you will be working in. The healthcare industry is one in a constant state of flux, as evidenced by Aetna’s decision to leave 11 of the [...]

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Why Healthcare Apps are Here to Stay

Why Healthcare Apps are Here to Stay Health informatics (HI) is changing the way healthcare functions. As a way to lower costs and increase efficiency in healthcare, the tools associated with HI are being used to enable better doctor / patient communication and reduce redundancy in health systems operations. To this end, new healthcare apps [...]

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