Becoming a Healthcare Administrator
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Becoming a Healthcare Administrator

Defining who a Healthcare Administrator is + Discussing Healthcare Administration.
4.1 (16 ratings)
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Last updated 11/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the structure of the healthcare industry
  • Understand the history of the healthcare industry
  • Describe the role of the healthcare administrator
  • Explain the educational requirements needed to becoming a healthcare administrator
  • Describe the potential paths to becoming a healthcare administrator
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Requirements
  • Book: Freshman Manager, Sink or Swim by Lana Bamiro (free copy for a limited time when you register for this course)
Description

Are you a college student considering a career in healthcare? Are you a foreign medical graduate who wants to integrate into the healthcare system in America? Do you want a challenging yet exciting career where lives get changed? If you answer yes to any of the above, this course is for you.

This comprehensive course teaches you everything you need to know, and do, in becoming a healthcare administrator in the US Healthcare System. If you want a rewarding career, financially and otherwise the healthcare industry could be just the way forward for you.

In here, you will learn what it means to be a healthcare administrator. You'll also get a high level description of the prospects in this career, the best ways in, what the job market is like, and an early view on the steps needed to pursue a career in healthcare administration. Whether you’re a college student still trying to figure out what you want to major in, or a professional looking for a career change into the healthcare field, this course is for you!

Content and Overview

We start with looking at the structure of the US Healthcare System, and then we go into the history of the industry looking back 100 years. We progress into what the role of a healthcare administrator is in such a complex yet exciting industry. We discuss the educational requirements to becoming a healthcare administrator, and explore the many paths to achieving an ultimate goal of being a Hospital CEO or President of a healthcare system. Lastly, I share my personal experience as a healthcare administrator; we review my book titled Freshman Manager, Sink or Swim (which you’ll be getting a free copy) on my freshman year as a healthcare administrator.

Detailed Content

  • 6 video Lectures and over 130 minutes of content
  • The e-book version of Freshman Manager, Sink or Swim, a 112 page book written and published by me
  • Know the best ways to becoming a healthcare administrator
  • Resources on how to start your healthcare administrator career
  • Resources on where to go for additional information on the career
  • Expedited access to my Leadership & Management mentoring program for Healthcare Leaders of Tomorrow (HLOT)

Modules include:

  • Module 1: The healthcare industry and its intricate parts
  • Module 2: Functioning as a healthcare administrator
  • Module 3: Reality of healthcare administration.
Who is the target audience?
  • High School/College Students interested in a healthcare career
  • Anyone interested in becoming a leader in a healthcare setting
  • MD's/OD's, RN's, PharmD, RRT, PT,OT Speech Therapists, MLT
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
02:15:22
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Welcome to HLOT 101
1 Lecture 01:56

This course provides an overview on what it takes to be a healthcare administrator. For those who have healthcare backgrounds, some of the information received will be an overview; however you will receive an in-depth understanding of the healthcare administrative career. We will discuss the following:

Section/Module 1: The healthcare industry and it's intricate parts

Section/Module 2: Functioning as a healthcare administrator

Section/Module 3: Reality of healthcare administration

Preview 01:56
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Module 1, The healthcare industry and its intricate parts
4 Lectures 01:01:40

In the first half of this course (Structure of the US Healthcare Industry), we answer the following questions:

  1. What are the differences between curative medicine and preventive care?
  2. Who are the key players in the US healthcare industry?
  3. How does the typical patient/customer in the American healthcare system think of their hospital care needs?

Print the workbook attached and write your answers in the workbook as we go through the lecture. The more descriptive you are in answering each question, the more knowledge acquired; no one-word answers.

Preview 10:34

In the second half of this lecture (Structure of the US Healthcare Industry), we answer the following questions:

  1. Who are the key players in the US healthcare industry?
  2. How do Physicians tie into the care of patients in a hospital?
  3. Who are the public health practitioners responsible for education?
  4. What other care givers are in the healthcare industry?
  5. How do Hospitals and Medical Centers fit into all of these?
  6. How is this multi-billion dollar industry paid for?

Print the workbook in lecture 1a and write your answers in the workbook as we go through the lecture. The more descriptive you are in answering each question, the more knowledge acquired; no one-word answers.

Structure of the US Healthcare Industry, part B
12:47

To better understand where you are going as a healthcare administrator, you have to know where the industry is coming from. This lecture on the History of Healthcare in America is a deep dive into how medicine, insurance and healthcare administration became what it is today. We answer the following questions:

  1. What happened in the first 30 years of this century and how does it relate to healthcare today? 1900-1930
  2. What effect did the great depression have and how did the social security act come about? 1930-1940
  3. What was the fair deal, how did health insurance by employers become a thing and how did politics play a part in shaping healthcare in this decade? 1940-1950
  4. What lead to experience rating and how did the Kerr-Mills Act, Bettercare and the Ways and Means Committee's suggestions become Medicare & Medicaid? What was the biggest mistake in fiscal intermediaries? 1950-1965

Print the workbook attached and write your answers in the workbook as we go through the lecture. The more descriptive you are in answering each question, the more knowledge acquired; no one-word answers.

History of Healthcare in America, Part A
18:19

A deeper dive into the History of Healthcare in America starts us off in the mid 20th century with the advent of Medicare. In this half we answer the following questions:

  1. What was the AMA's stand on Medicare and how did pricing and cost become an issue in this time? 1965-1979
  2. What was the talk of the day in hospital management and how did government decide to pay for services provided by hospitals? 1980-1990
  3. How did Clinton's Health Security Act evolve and how much was healthcare costing America at this point? 1990-2000
  4. How did cost containment yield to lean6sigma's, resource management, downsizing and consulting in healthcare in these years? What was the politics of the day? 2000-2008
  5. How did the newly elected president change everything in healthcare? How did Clinton's plan help and what was the eventual law passed as Universal healthcare was developed? What is the future of healthcare in America? 2008-Date.

Print the workbook in lecture 2a and write your answers in the workbook as we go through the lecture. The more descriptive you are in answering each question, the more knowledge acquired; no one-word answers.

History of Healthcare in America, Part B
20:00
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Module 2, Functioning as a Healthcare Administrator
3 Lectures 32:20

What do we have in-store for Module 2? How about learning what the Role of Healthcare Administrators are and understanding the Educational Requirements to becoming a healthcare administrator?

Intro to Module 2
00:49

This lecture talks about the active Role of Healthcare Administrators in a healthcare system. You receive some insightful information and resources, spend some time reviewing them. We answer the following questions:

  1. What are the duties of the healthcare administrator?
  2. What is the ACHE's Recommendations on the role of a healthcare administrator?
  3. Can you point out a common trend in the sample job descriptions & resumes attached for your review? Have you decided what path you will be able to follow from your current status?

Print the workbook attached and write your answers in the workbook as we go through the lecture. The more descriptive you are in answering each question, the more knowledge acquired; no one-word answers.

Role of Healthcare Administrators
13:30

This lecture walks you through the Educational Requirements for being a healthcare administrator. We answer the following questions:

  1. What can you do with an associates degree or bachelor's degree in healthcare administration? Should you consider a professional path such as a clinical or IT or finance path before embarking on an MHA?
  2. Do you know the entry level requirement to practice as a healthcare administrator? Hint: Graduate school
  3. Do you know the importance of an accredited Master's program?
  4. Can you describe the typical admission requirements for a Masters in healthcare program?
  5. Can you describe the typical graduation requirements for a Masters in healthcare program?
  6. Do you know the different Doctoral degree paths and why some enroll in them? Do you know how it may fit into your plans for becoming a healthcare administrator?

Print the workbook attached and write your answers in the workbook as we go through the lecture. The more descriptive you are in answering each question, the more knowledge acquired; no one-word answers.

Educational Requirements
18:01
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Module 3, Reality of Healthcare Administration
4 Lectures 39:26

Module 3 brings home what you've learned so far. This is where reality sets in. You'll learn what paths you may take to your ultimate goal as I also share my personal path thus far. You also get a free e-copy of my book, Freshman Manager: Sink or Swim.

Intro to Module 3
01:55

In this lecture, I share with you the different paths to your ultimate destination as a hospital or healthcare system's CEO. We address the following questions:

  1. Do you know the sample paths Nurses and other clinicians take to becoming a healthcare administrator?
  2. Do you know the paths medical practitioners and support service personals take to becoming a healthcare administrator?
  3. How do people with Finance and Business degrees as their Bachelor's degree fit into the becoming a healthcare administrator?

Print the workbook attached and write your answers in the workbook as we go through the lecture. The more descriptive you are in answering each question, the more knowledge acquired; no one-word answers.

Path to an Ultimate Goal
15:07

In this lecture I share my personal story in summary about my first year as a healthcare administrator. You get a free e-copy of my book (a $10 Value), and you get to hear me speak candidly about my experience in healthcare administration as a rookie.

Freshman Manager, My book summarized...

  1. Before Insanity
  2. Purge the System
  3. Hire the Best
  4. Utilize Committees
  5. Welcome & Encourage Teamwork
  6. Communicate, and then communicate some more
  7. Be a Leader, not a Manager
  8. Violate your bubble.

http://www.amazon.com/Freshman-Manager-Sink-Lana-Bamiro/dp/1500551716

Freshman Manager: Sink or Swim
19:59

YOU DID IT!!!

You sat through 130+ minutes of video. If there's anything learnt, it's that you are persistent and determined to be a great healthcare administrator, kudos.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Print your certificate and put it in a place that will remind you of what you've accomplished; in addition, it will remind you what next steps you need to take:

  1. Find a career mentor/ personal consultant (like HLOT) to help you achieve this ultimate goal
  2. Do a self-assessment of what you have, meaning your current education and experience that could help you become that healthcare administrator
  3. Apply to a program (BS, MHA) depending on where you are academically
  4. Gain experience as you embark on your academic journey, or earn an additional degree if you are already working in a healthcare system
  5. Plug into a local healthcare leadership group (either in school or at work through ACHE)
  6. Apply for an entry level position as a healthcare administrator.

We can help you with all of this and more, find us at www.LyfeHealthLLC.com

Congratulations-Closing Remarks
02:25
About the Instructor
Lana Bamiro, MPH, MBA, RRT, CHES
4.1 Average rating
25 Reviews
629 Students
3 Courses
Healthcare Administrator/Consultant/Educator

Lana Bamiro, MPH, MBA, RRT, CHES is a goal-oriented professional health care practitioner with a decade of clinical, management and leadership experience in health practice and administration, particularly in respiratory/ cardiopulmonary services. He is a self-proclaimed public health advocate and an enthusiastic healthcare consultant.

Lana is a PhD student in Health Studies at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX and teaches undergraduate courses in the department of Health Studies. He is also published, with his first book, Freshman Manager: Sink or Swim available on amazon and CreateSpace.

With his experience in clinical healthcare management and administration, his passion for health education and awareness, an MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma, and an MPH in Health Promotions, Lana functions as a healthcare consultant. In that role he promotes and provides health education services to individuals, companies, groups, organizations, and communities by developing specific programs such as health fairs, seminars and talks for the priority population. Being an avid public health advocate, Lana seeks to partner with any organization interested in improving the health and wellness of a community or group of people with the resources within their reach.

Lana's faith in Christ is what keeps him focused and driven to fulfill his purpose which includes empowering the next generation of healthcare leaders through traditional and unconventional education.