Considering a degree in Healthcare Administration?

Considering a degree in Healthcare Administration?

According to the US Department of Labor, healthcare will generate 3.2 million jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry, largely in response to rapid growth in the eldery population.

Obamacare Backfires: Employer Mandate Postponed to 2015

Last year Obamacare cleared a big hurdle when the Supreme Court ruled that a healthcare “tax” is constitutional. However, the Affordable Care Act has run into quicksand after the Obama Administration postponed the employer mandate to 2015. Employers who don’t provide health insurance will be spared penalties of up to $3,000 per worker until 2015, […]

Automating Medical Records in the 21st Century

The first ever paper medical record was the brainchild of none other than Hippocrates in the fifth century B.C.  Accordingly, a medical record must achieved two goals: one, the medical record must be precise and accurate to indicate the progression of the disease process; and two, the medical record must reflect the symptoms, the probable […]

Total Quality Management (TQM) in Healthcare

Total Quality Management (TQM) Total Quality Management (TQM) may have been the first quality oriented philosophy to transition into healthcare.   TQM is based on three principles: continuous quality improvement (CQI), customer focus, and teamwork.  To date, limited research attention has been given to challenges involved in adopting such practices to healthcare.  Despite the enthusiasm raised […]

Shortage of Nurse Aides, Home Health Aides, and Personal-and-Home-Care Aides Projected

Nurse aides, home health aides, and personal-and-home-care aides are classified as direct care workers. Direct-care workers are paraprofessionals who are trained to assist the elderly and the disabled with assisted daily living (ADL) such as grooming, bathing, and eating.  They are the backbone of the long-term delivery care system (Weiner, Anderson, Khatustsky, & Squillace, 2009). […]

Does Health Care Rationing Exist in the United States?

Does health care rationing exist in the United States? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 or otherwise known as the Obama Care calls it misinformation, maintaining explicitly in the statute that “The proposal [by the Independent Payment Advisory Board] shall not include any recommendation to ration health care…”  (NRLC.org). The Washington Post argued to […]