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Health & Human Services Resource Center

Welcome to the online resource center. Here you can explore trends in each field and discover the benefits of earning an online degree. We hope you find this information useful and instructional as you embark on this exciting educational journey.

Health informatics is a growing field at the nexus of healthcare and technology. The number of jobs in the field is projected to grow twice as quickly.
Here are a few things hospital administrators should consider when going green with their hospitals.
Here are the 7 top skills you’ll need to be a successful hospital administrator.
Here are the top career paths Masters of Health Informatics graduates might have when they enter the workforce.
Health informatics professionals spend their time with mountains of data & information from a variety of sources and then use technology to analyze the data.
In an effort to combat digital information from slipping through the cracks, the federal government crafted HIPAA to protect patient privacy.
In today’s health care administrations field, technology is ever changing and progressing at a rapid pace. From patient satisfaction to innovative engagement interaction, the health care industry is paving the way for collecting and analyzing data.
Acute care hospitals are essential to today’s world, providing a safe haven for those who are injured or who find themselves suddenly ill. In recent years, keeping such hospitals profitable has posed a challenge.
Health informatics is one of the hottest areas of health care. But the fact that it forms the junction of health care and information technology makes it an attractive target for cybercriminals.
Public health agencies are on the front line of preventing epidemics. But they also do much more than that in the communities they serve, and their work is being informed by technology that allows information to be collected and analyzed in new ways.
Patients’ relationships with their health care providers are built on a foundation of communication. Doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives ask questions, patients provide answers.
Populations in rural areas lack the access to the quality of care that is available in more developed communities.
One of the biggest factors in the move toward evidence-based management is the growing complexity of management skills needed.
Using health informatics in health care can result in treatments customized to the patient based on the health profiles of previously treated patients.
Health informatics is the union of health care and information technology and incorporates elements of big data, analytics, and now mobile technology.
Health informatics is becoming an integral part of the insurance industry as more insurers work with health-care providers.
The way patients interact with their health-care providers is evolving thanks to health informatics technologies.
From a fee-for-service business model to one focused on the quality of patient care, has created enormous pressure for executives managing the business side.
Thanks to the implementation of electronic health records, clinics and care providers now have better access to vital patient information – and with that comes the ability to make better-informed treatment decisions.
A career in hospital administration means a high overall salary, a competitive industry with growth potential, and the ability to make a real difference.
Gaining OSHA Compliance is easier when employers invest time and resources to research OSHA standards and implement programs to ensure worker safety.
Health information management provides a balance between the number-crunching side of healthcare and the growing demand to provide optimum care for every patient.
The field of healthcare administration is ideal for individuals who are interested in obtaining leadership positions within hospitals, clinics, and other large healthcare facilities.
Information technology (IT) is the newest marvel of modern healthcare. Learn more about its history and how it is changing the health care landscape.
Most patients are, by now, used to seeing their health care providers put notes into a computer during office visits.
Recent transformations within the health care industry have given healthcare executives the opportunity to consider more diverse career options.
Choosing between an MBA and MHA can be difficult. Use this visual tool to educate yourself on the benefits and help guide your decision.
The University of Scranton has launched an online Master of Science in Health Informatics to answer the growing demand for professionals trained to interpret medical data...
When you became a health care professional, you made a career and life choice dedicated to helping others and bettering communities. When you brought those skills as a professional in the military, you joined more than 12,000 health care...
Social media has become widely used by individuals and businesses to stay connected, communicate and even market products or services. As these sites evolve and become a prevalent way of reaching out to consumers, healthcare professionals are...
A master’s in healthcare administration prepares individuals to work in a range of leadership roles and various types of organizations. Earning a master’s level degree in health administration can be accomplished simultaneously while working and...
Assessing, improving, and implementing quality nursing home resident care is an ongoing effort for many professionals in the industry. Nursing home administrators have worked hard to improve the quality of care provided to residents and to improve...
As technology advances, electronic methods of storing information have become more prevalent and beneficial to organizations. Healthcare organizations are no exception as they move towards completely electronic systems to store patient records...

Discover how an online MHA or MBA with Healthcare Management specialization from The University of Scranton can make a difference in your life. Request more information or speak with one of our Program Managers at 866-373-9547.