Health Care Administration News and Updates

Ashley J. Alm, D.P.T.’11, M.H.A.’14

Alm completed a post-graduate sports physical therapy residency program in October 2012 through ProRehab, PC, and the University of Evansville in Evansville, IN. In June 2013, she received  designation as a sports-certified specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. 

— Anna Hudson

Advance your career at DMU

Looking to be a leader in today’s ever-changing health care environment? Choose DMU and get started on earning your degree in either the master in health care administration or master of public health programs. The M.H.A. program at DMU was established to support professionals who wish to enhance their career with a degree while remaining employed. Three-quarters of the […]

— Nicole Branstad

Welcome to our MHA executive residency students!

This week, the Des Moines University community will welcome to campus students in the master of health care administration (MHA) program’s inaugural executive residency. These on-campus programs, each of approximately five days, will immerse students in real-world scenarios that integrate theory into practice. DMU’s MHA degree is designed for early- to mid-career working professionals who […]

— Fritz Nordengren

A sure bet career-wise

With unemployment at 8.2 percent and underemployment near 18 percent, pursuing a graduate degree is both an attractive option and a big investment. In this unsettled economy, which graduate degrees are “safe” options that lead to career opportunities? Forbes recently compiled dataon salaries and employment outlooks to determine which master’s degrees would provide the best […]

— Barb Boose

CHS launches revamped MHA curriculum

For nearly three decades, Des Moines University has given students real-world preparation to advance or change their careers as leaders in health care administration. To ensure DMU’s master of health care administration program continues to offer students highly relevant, evidence-based experiences they can immediately apply in their work, the College of Health Sciences recently revised […]

— Anna Hudson

Is the U.S. medical care system “resource constrained”?

It’s well-documented and well-known that the United States spends more on health care than any other developed nation. Many assume these higher costs are caused by Americans’ widespread over-consumption of medical resources. Similarly, many assume the U.S. has a boundless supply of physicians and hospital service capacity. Both assumptions are far from being accurate, however. […]

— Barb Boose

Let’s get coordinated

Coordinated medical care, with fewer hand-offs, more efficiency and lower costs, is a goal for many organizations. Consumers/patients seem to want it, and health care payers – including Medicare under the auspices of the Accountable Care Organization policies of health care reform – are increasingly changing their payment methodologies to favor those who can produce […]

— Barb Boose

Satisfied?

I’d like to believe health care professionals are committed to patient satisfaction, but going forward the level of “care quality” will take on greater importance: Starting in October 2012, according to Healthcare.gov, Medicare will reward hospitals “that provide high quality care for their patients through the new Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program…for the first time, hospitals […]

— Barb Boose

Happy birthday to A.T. Still!

Today marks A.T. Still’s 182nd birthday. He is known as the father of osteopathic medicine. Osteopathy is a whole body approach to health that recognizes the integral role in wellbeing played by the musculoskeletal system. We are very proud to be the second oldest osteopathic medical schools in the United States. Learn more about what […]

— Courtney Tompkins