101 Careers in Healthcare Management

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Overview

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Careers in health administration continue to grow despite an overall downturn in the economy. This is a field that offers tremendous job opportunities across the spectrum of health care delivery and payment organizations. 101 Careers in Health Care Management is the only comprehensive guide to careers in health administration ranging from entry level management positions up to the most senior executive opportunities.

The guide provides prospective students with a clear picture of the integral role played by health care administrators in creating and sustaining the systems that allow clinicians to do their best work. It explains exactly what health care managers do and how these careers differ from other management jobs. The book covers educational requirements and opportunities, traditional and non-traditional career pathways, and helps students to assess whether they are temperamentally and intellectually suited to a career in health care management. Based on the most current data from the US Department of Labor and professional societies in health care management, the guide describes 101 careers in 14 different health care and related settings along with the responsibilities and duties of each. Additionally, the book includes numerous interviews with health administrators from entry level positions to CEOs to create more vivid portraits of potential careers.

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Reviewer: Lori Hayman, M.Ed.(A. T. Still University)
Description: This overview of job opportunities in the field of healthcare management includes a brief description of each job, education and experience requirements, required core competencies and skills, compensation information, employment outlook projections, and resources to get further information.
Purpose: The authors wanted to inform readers about job options in the field and to provide them with a broad overview of the day-to-day responsibilities of these positions.
Audience: The intended audience is students who are considering a career in healthcare management. The book also would be a valuable resource for practicing healthcare professionals considering a job change. With a combined 60+ years of experience in healthcare management, the authors are credible sources. Their experience includes 20+ years serving as faculty and administrators in healthcare management degree programs, working as administrators in various healthcare settings (hospitals, nursing homes, etc.), serving as healthcare management consultants, and authoring numerous books and articles on the subject.
Features: The three chapters in the first section provide an overview of healthcare management, the available education options and opportunities, and possible career paths. The second section provides information on the 101 careers, grouped into categories (i.e. careers in acute care hospitals, careers in physician practice management, etc.). The career profiles are presented in a concise and easy to follow format and provide answers to questions commonly asked by someone researching a career. In addition to a brief job description, education and experience requirements, required core competencies and skills, compensation information, employment outlook projections, and additional resources, some career summaries include profiles of individuals who currently hold the position that share their answers to questions such as, "What is the most challenging part of your job?", "What path did you take to get to where you are today?", "What do you consider to be the best part of your job?", and "What advice do you have for someone who is interested in a job such as yours?" The final section forecasts future trends in healthcare and how these trends will impact careers in healthcare management. Although the career profiles are strong in presentation and content, the style of the other sections of the book lacks a smooth flow and is a bit difficult to follow.
Assessment: Overall, however, this book would be a valuable resource for students who are interested in an overview of the multitude of career options available to them in healthcare management. While it lacks visual appeal, it is strong on career information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826193346
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/16/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 304,159
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony R. Kovner, PhD, is Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. He is trained in organizational behavior, health services management, and social and economic development. Dr. Kovner is an experienced health care manager, having served as CEO of a community hospital, senior health care consultant for a large union, and manager of a group practice, a nursing home, and a large neighborhood health center. He is a board member of the Lutheran Health Care and of Health Plus, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Dr. Kovner has carried out several funded research projects, most recently on Factors Associated with Use of Management Research in hospitals and health systems. He is author or editor of 9 books, 43 journal articles, and 24 case studies. Dr. Kovner has directed several national demonstration programs funded by major foundations. He was the fourth recipient, in 1999, of the Gary L. Filerman prize for Educational Leadership, from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

Leonard Friedman PhD, MPH, FACHE, is Professor of Health Services Management and Leadership and Director of the Master of Health Services Administration degree at the George Washington University, Washington, DC. Dr. Friedman's scholarly work has concentrated on the mechanisms of organizational change and strategic decision-making in health service organizations. His research has explored building the resilience of health care organizations to respond to environmental jolts, using systems approaches to reduce medical errors, and most recently, helping understand the roots of organizational excellence in health care. Dr. Friedman's teaching responsibilities have included graduate and undergraduate classes in health care management, organization theory and behavior in health care, health care law and regulation, strategic management, and leadership in health care organizations. His work has been published in a variety of journals including Advances in Health Care Management, Health Care Management Review, Frontiers of Health Services Management, Journal of Health Administration Education, Managed Care Quarterly, Journal of Healthcare Management, Hospital Topics, Physician Executive and International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. Dr. Friedman has been the chair of the Health Care Management Division of the Academy of Management and Association of University Programs in Health Administration. He recently co-edited and contributed to Essentials of Management and Leadership in Public Health (2010).

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Table of Contents

Foreword Janet Porter xiii

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

I Introduction to Healthcare Management

1 What Is Healthcare Management? 3

2 Education in Healthcare Management 11

3 Finding Jobs in Healthcare Management 17

II Healthcare Management Careers

4 Careers in Acute Care Hospitals 25

Dennis R. Delisle 25

1 Budget Analyst 27

2 Chief Compliance Officer 28

3 Chief Executive Officer 29

Manny Berman 32

4 Chief Financial Officer 33

5 Chief Information Officer 35

Christine Candio 38

6 Chief Learning Officer 40

7 Chief Medical Information Officer 42

Todd M. Cohen 44

8 Chief Medical Officer 47

9 Chief Nursing Officer 49

10 Chief Operating Officer 51

Mike Eppehimer 53

11 Chief Quality Officer 56

12 Clinical Department Manager 57

Rebecca J. Fischer 59

13 Community Resource Advisor/Options Counselor 60

14 Director of Business Development 62

15 Director of Clinical Laboratories 63

Jeffrey A. Flaks 66

16 Director of Development 69

17 Director of Emergency Services 71

Jodi S. Joyce 73

18 Director of Environmental Services 75

19 Director of Food and Nutrition Services 77

20 Director of Human Resources 78

David M. Kaplan 80

21 Director of Infection Prevention 83

22 Director of Marketing 84

Stefanie Kirk 86

23 Director of Materials Management 90

24 Director of Medical Records 91

25 Director of Pastoral Care 92

Stephanie Meier 94

26 Director of Patient Accounts 95

27 Director of Patient Admissions 96

Josh Niehaus 98

28 Director of Pharmacy Services 100

29 Director of Physician Recruiting 101

30 Director of Physician Relations 103

Vanitha Pushparaj 105

31 Director of Rehabilitation Services 106

32 Director of Revenue Cycle Management 107

Jeremy Stubson 109

33 Directory of Safety 111

34 Director of Social Services 112

35 Director of Utilization Management 114

Jennifer Weiss Wilkerson 116

36 Managed Care Coordinator 118

37 Outpatient Clinic Manager 119

Lauren Wixted 121

38 Quality Assurance Coordinator 122

39 Senior Case Manager 123

40 Volunteer Services Coordinator 125

5 Careers in Physician Practice Management 127

41 Associate Administrator 127

Mohamed Alyajouri 129

42 Billing Manager 131

43 Chief Executive Officer/Administrator 132

Paul Brashnyk 135

44 Chief Information Officer 138

45 Clinical Research Director 140

Nancy L. Farrell 142

46 Director of Utilization and Case Management 145

Jennifer N. Lockhart 147

47 Director of Clinical Operations 151

Megan Melvin 153

48 Director of Finance 155

49 Human Resources Specialist 157

Ryan Oster 159

50 Insurance Coordinator 161

Greg Rhodes 163

51 Laboratory Services Director 166

52 Medical Records Director 167

Hickory Termine 169

53 Nursing Supervisor 171

54 Patient Accounts Manager 173

55 Payroll Manager 174

Dana Wolf 176

56 Physician Compliance Director 179

57 Practice Operations Director 181

Joe Yoder 183

58 Quality/Risk Management Director 184

6 Careers in Long-Term Care 187

59 Administrator 187

Peter Karow 189

60 Director of Nursing 192

61 Home Healthcare Agency Director 193

Ben Y. Young 195

62 Marketing/Business Development Director 198

7 Careers in Commercial Health Insurance 201

Rob Bauer 201

63 Claims Analyst 204

Kelley C. Kaiser 206

64 Claims Manager 208

65 Claims Representative 210

66 Healthcare Risk Manager 211

8 Careers in Public Health Organizations 215

67 Community Health Center Director 215

68 County Health Department Administrator 216

Nick Macchione 219

69 Deputy Health System Administrator-Indian Health Service 225

70 Emergency Management Coordinator 227

Mia A. Price 229

71 Administrative Officer-Indian Health Service 231

72 Public Health Program Manager 233

Samuel Schaffzin 235

73 Veterans Health Administration-Health Systems Specialist 242

74 Veterans Health Administration-Program Analyst 244

9 Careers in Consulting Firms 247

Alice Lam 247

75 Business Solutions Advisor 249

76 Research Analyst 250

77 Revenue Cycle/Operations Consultant 252

10 Careers in Health Information Technology 255

78 Director of Health Information Technology Planning and Operations 255

79 Education and Training Director 256

80 Electronic Medical Records Director 258

Michael Banyas 260

81 Health Information Exchange Integration Analyst 262

82 Health Information Management Exchange Specialist 264

83 Information Management Specialist 265

84 Information Technology Auditor 267

85 Knowledge Management Specialist 268

86 Project Manager 269

11 Careers in Durable Medical Equipment 273

87 Account Manager 273

88 Regional Manager 275

89 Sales Representatives 276

90 Marketing Associate 278

12 Careers in Pharmaceutical Firms 281

91 Account Manager 281

92 Sales Representative 282

13 Careers in Overseas Organizations 285

93 Program Manager 285

94 Global Services Quality Manager 286

14 Careers in Health Association Management 289

95 Director of Government Affairs 289

96 President and CEO 290

Bruce Siegel 293

15 Careers in Governmental and Nongovernmental Regulatory Bodies 295

97 Surveyor 295

Shruti Goel 297

Taqueena A. Hall 300

Leon Harris 303

16 Careers in Healthcare Management Education 307

98 Internship/Residency Coordinator 307

99 Professor (Includes Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Ranks) 308

17 Careers in Executive Search Firms 311

100 Research Associate 311

101 Senior Associate 312

III The Future of Healthcare Management

18 Trends That Will Impact Healthcare Management 317

Job Search Blog 323

Index 327

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