Executive Health Administration

10 Benefits of Online MHA Degrees

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 6, 2017 10:13:00 AM / by Frank Farrar posted in Blended Learning, Online Learning, Information Technology

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Before you make the personal investment to continue your education and apply to a graduate MHA degree program, one of the decisions you must weigh is whether a traditional master’s program or if an online MHA degree is right for you.

There are many factors to consider – some obvious, some perhaps less so. Here, we’ll take a look at 10 advantages an online MHA degree offers.

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New Year, New Science, New Hope

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Zen Vuong posted in Information Technology, Big Data

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Big data could be the new hope for the future of health.

The curation and analysis of health data may lead to new ways of treating diseases, USC researchers say in public awareness film. If more people were willing to share their health data on mobile devices, scientists could organize the gaggle of information into shared databases and perhaps bring about the next era of medical breakthroughs, researchers said in a social change film. The curation and analysis of  terabytes of health data may enable David B. Agus, a professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, to tell his patients that hope exists.

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Who knew medical records had a ‘social life’?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 11, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Mike McNulty posted in Information Technology

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For more than a decade, electronic health records have been hailed as a means of improving health care quality, safety and efficiency. Yet in spite of the ongoing transition to electronic records throughout America’s health care system, two USC researchers are interested in their traditional hard-copy format and the value, if underappreciated, they still hold.

Occupational science doctorate candidate Amber Angell and her mentor, Assistant Professor Olga Solomon, of the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy examined data from Solomon’s multidisciplinary urban ethnographic study, “Autism in Urban Context,” funded by the National Institute for Mental Health.

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Health Insurer Embraces Technological Innovation

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2015 7:30:00 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovative Leadership, Information Technology

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Healthcare innovation faces multiple barriers to success so when it’s achieved it's worth celebrating. That was the case this week when the Los Angeles Times featured an insurer, Oscar, that is providing an unprecedented customer centered app and unique features. The company is currently expanding into Southern California after a successful start up on the East Coast. Whether it’ll become profitable remains to be seen but an influx of investment dollars looks promising. Here’s a breakdown of why this breakthrough is noteworthy.

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Ethics and Necessity of Healthcare Interoperability

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2015 7:30:00 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Health Policy, Information Technology

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The necessity and benefits of healthcare interoperability are increasingly apparent, though implementation is elusive. Clinical effectiveness, efficiency, and patient safety are at stake.

"We have an ethical obligation to develop and implement plug-and-play clinical devices and information technology systems. Potential improvements from doing so include avoiding or reducing adverse events, transcription errors and redundant testing. Clinicians will benefit from reduced alarm fatigue and time spent manually entering information. Our patients will benefit from decreased length of hospital stays through our ability to improve the speed of information transfers and lower costs related to integrating and maintaining technologies." - William Stead, MD, Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee, Center for Medical Interoperability

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