Category: Healthcare Administration

Healthcare Administration 101

Healthcare administrators and senior physicians discuss hospital management issues.

While most patients come into contact primarily with doctors and nurses, hospitals are full of support staff, administrators and other personnel who ensure the proper function of the hospital and delivery of care to the patient. Healthcare administrators oversee all of these people, medical staff included. Their job is to ensure that the hospital runs… Read more »

How the Shift From ICD-9 to ICD-10 Is Changing Medical Coding

On Oct. 1, 2015, medical coding in the United States changed forever when the entire healthcare industry shifted from using ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes, affecting providers, insurance companies and patients. What exactly does medical coding involve? And why was the shift so important? The History and State of Medical Coding According to the World Health Organization,… Read more »

Healthcare Admin: A Booming Career in a Booming Industry

Illustration of businessman whose suit is half black and half blue holding a briefcase in one hand and a medical chart in the other.

Doctors walking around in their crisp white coats, nurses running from station to station and responding to emergency calls, technicians manning sophisticated medical machines… these are the images that come to mind when you think of a career in healthcare. But have you ever wondered who the force behind the smooth functioning of a healthcare… Read more »