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Healthcare Management Resource Guide

Healthcare, a trillion-dollar industry, continues to grow and change with new health systems and technological advancements. Staying on top of what is new and current in the healthcare field is imperative for both present and future healthcare managers. To help, we’ve compiled a guide full of blogs, publications, websites, and other media outlets aimed at helping you stay on top of your field. These resources are varied, just like healthcare, to give you a broad view of the industry.

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Magazines, Blogs, and Newspapers

The Atlantic’s Health Blog

The Atlantics healthcare blog has everything from research to public opinions to historical and societal views on current healthcare issues. You can follow the rabbit trail from a conversation about regulating firearms like we’ve regulated sex-related media to what the Gates Foundation is up to moving forward.

Better Health

Better Health is basically a network of heathcare blogs and covers topics such as healthcare reform, patient care, and patient care. It was founded by Dr. Val Jones, who you can follow on Twitter at @drval.

Healing Hospitals Blog

Healing Hospitals is a blog is written by Dr. Nicholas Jacobs and focuses on health reform, hospital administration, and medical errors in the field. Jacobs is the international director for SunStone Consulting, LLC and is a fellow at the American College of Healthcare Executives. Follow him on Twitter at @NickJacobs

Health Affairs

Health Affairs offers a broad platform for both domestic and international health policy issues. Browse their articles by theme to help narrow down your particular area of interest or just read through their current Health Affairs issue.

Health Care Economist

Health economist Jason Shafrin spends a lot of time in his posts examining the ethical implications of issues in healthcare. Health Care Economist covers topics like health disparities and end-of-life care. You can follow him on Twitter at @JasonShafrin.

Heath Wonk Review

Health Wonk Review is an aggregation of posts from bloggers who cover everything from healthcare infrastructure to managed care.

Healthcare IT News

Healthcare IT News covers all things “driving next-generation healthcare in the U.S.” It covers topics ranging from electronic health records to revenue cycle management. In addition to their articles, they also have white papers and webinars for you to explore.

The Health Care Blog

THCB covers topics from national healthcare policy to technology to geriatrics to electronic health records. Well-respected bloggers within the healthcare industry contribute to this blog.

The Hill’s Healthcare Blog

For the latest healthcare news from Capitol Hill, head over to The Hill’s healthcare blog. You’ll find in-depth accounts of the battle for the Affordable Care Act and other hot-button issues, breaking news, trends, and evolving policies.

Journals

BMJ Open Quality

BMJ Open Quality is a journal dedicated to peer-reviewed, healthcare improvement work. They publish articles on everything from quality improvement projects nationally and internationally to educational initiatives in healthcare. Follow them on Twitter at @BMJOpenQuality.

Health Care Management Review

HCMR is a peer-reviewed journal that addresses issues of healthcare managers, from how to create a positive organizational culture to how to bridge the gap between clinicians and administrators.

International Journal of Healthcare Management

IJHM addresses those who are involved with “the organization, delivery, marketing and management of healthcare services, at a strategic and operational level.”

Journal of Health Management

The Journal of Health Management explores issues of health policy and management in developing countries. It is aimed at policy makers, health managers, practitioners, and researchers.

Journal of the American Medical Association’s JAMA Network

JAMA Network is aimed at clinicians and publishes peer-reviewed medical journals covering original research, reviews, and editorials. Probably required reading for anyone in healthcare, JAMA’s journals span a massive range of areas. New, as of early 2018, is JAMA Network Open , which will publish “original research and commentary on clinical care, health policy, and global health. JAMA was first published in 1883.

Management in Healthcare

Still a new peer-reviewed journal (it was first published in 2016), Management in Healthcare publishes articles and cases studies centered around the healthcare management, services, and resources.

New England Journal of Medicine

NEJM is a peer-reviewed, weekly medical journal. The oldest continuously published medical journal, it was first published in 1811. In addition to the journal article, you can also find a huge swath of multimedia, teaching and learning tools, and an archive of all of NEJM’s published work. To stay really up-to-date, download their NEJM This Week app.

Websites

Fierce Hospital Impact

This website focuses on the big issues impacting the healthcare field today, offers evidence-based advice on topics, and covers current news. In addition, explore their resources page, where you can take read an ebook on trends driving telehealth, explore a whitepaper on denials management, or attend a webinar on chronic care management. Follow their Editor-in-Chief Gienna Shaw on Twitter at @gienna.

Modern Healthcare’s

Modern Healthcare call itself “the leader in healthcare business news, research & data.” On their site, you’ll find news on healthcare providers, insurance, the government’s role in the industry, finance, technology, and safety and quality in healthcare. You can also read about both people in healthcare who are making news and the coming and going of healthcare leaders. Check out the Transformation Hub for new solutions to current healthcare challenges.

Professional Associations

American Association of Healthcare Administration Management

AAHAM was founded in 1968. It provides publications, events, certifications, and networking to its members, as well as information, education, and advocacy in all kinds of topics, including data management, medical records, reimbursement, to name a few.

American College of Healthcare Executives

ACHE has over 80 chapters, which offer local education, career help, and volunteer opportunities. Their website is full of publications and research to explore, as well as a job center and career resources. To learn more, watch this quick video of ACHE’s mission, values, and services.

American Health Information Management Association

AHIMA seeks “to provide the knowledge, resources and tools to advance health information professional practice and standards for the delivery of quality healthcare.” Even if you are not yet in the field, membership can be helpful. You’ll find information on certification and education. Visit the Student & Career Center for career advice or attend one of their events.

Healthcare Administrators Association

Membership with HCAA will help you connect with others in your field and stay up to date on what’s new in the industry. It is especially useful for those who are third-party administrators.

The Healthcare Financial Management Association

HFMA has a membership of over 38,000 healthcare finance leaders, and its mission is to lead the financial management of healthcare. The association provides its members with a toolbox of resources to help move them along in their careers. They also hold conferences and in-person and online seminars.

The National Association of Healthcare Access Management

NAHAM is aimed at professionals who work at patient access facilities and are responsible for “scheduling, admissions, registration, patient finance, guest relations or other related services.” The association has networking, professional development resources, and certifications for its members.

Twitter

Ashish K Jha

Jha is a physician, health policy researcher, and director of Harvard’s Department of Global Health. He is also an “advocate for the notion that an ounce of data is worth a thousand pounds of opinion.”

Atul Gawande

Gawande is a surgeon and staff writer at New York magazine, as well as a public health researcher, author, and professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and of health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Brian Klepper

Klepper is the principal of Worksite Health Advisors (which offers “experienced guidance on worksite clinics and targeted health care risk management solutions”), an analyst, and a writer of, among other things, the blog Care and Cost, “essays on employee health benefits and other health care topics.”

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist. You can find more from her at Health Populi, which is a blog that covers “the health/care ecosystem and people.”

Joseph Paduda

Joseph Paduda is all about workers’ comp and writes about it from the perspective of insurance companies, healthcare providers, and consumers themselves at Managed Care Matters.

Leah Binder

Binder is the president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group (@LeapfrogGroup), which is a nonprofit that rates hospital quality and safety.

Lisa Rosenbaum

Rosenbaum is a cardiologist and a national correspondent for The New England Journal of Medicine.

National Quality Forum

NQF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to improve healthcare quality through collaboration. Find out more on their website.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement 

IHI is a nonprofit that seeks to improve health and healthcare around the world. They partner with practitioners in five key areas: improvement capability; person- and family-centered care; patient safety; quality, cost, and value; and triple aim for populations. Learn more on their website.

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