Is There a Doctor in the Office?

by RaeAnne Marsh

doctorThe demand for healthcare management professionals is on the rise as more healthcare organizations prioritize managing costs and keeping up with legislation changes. An MBA Healthcare addresses this, designed for physicians who aspire to become future leaders in healthcare to ensure that a medical institution is run properly and profitably, while continuing to focus on improved patient outcomes.

“Physicians are smart, capable professionals with strong clinical backgrounds and knowledge that is useful on the operating table or in the exam room, but this knowledge doesn’t translate well to the boardroom for those who aspire to be on the administrative side of healthcare,” says Blair Smith, Ph.D., dean of informatics-management-technology at American Sentinel University, which designed one of the industry’s first online MBA Healthcare degree programs.

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