Hospital administration has turned out to be one of the most money-spinning careers in the speedy mounting field of health segment for graduates agreeable to serve the human race. As health sector is thriving day by day in the standpoint of globalization the stipulation of hospital administrator has amplified enormously. Health Administration/Management is amid the top ten millennium occupations according to a recent US survey.
A great number of private sanatoriums and treatment centeres have come up all over the nation. With escalating prominence on quality of health care and patient approval there is a remarkable need for personnel with a skilled qualification in Hospital Management. The very notion of Health care in India has experienced a marvelous change in current years. Populace has become all the time more aware of the magnitude of healthcare and this escorted to elevated expectations and an augmented demand for an advanced quality of medical heed and conveniences. This is indeed an exhilarating moment for healthcare management. Healthcare is shifting more quickly than almost any other field. The field is getting changed in terms of how and where care is delivered, who is rendering those services, and how that care is financed. Healthcare management entails talented, competent workforce to direct the changes captivating. In their positions, healthcare decision-making team has an opportunity to make a noteworthy contribution to civilizing the health of the communities their organizations serve. To accomplish this training institute is an unsurpassed option. MBA Hospital Management
The prime objective of the course is to impart training to graduates to empower them to deliver world-class healthcare with a service focus. Indeed, there is a grand need for outstandingly trained hospital administrators, who can deliver and maintain high standards in healthcare sector.
The programme should unite training in management skills, management principles, accounting and business communication, along with specialized knowledge on the working of a hospital, marketing of hospital services and logistics management. Pedagogy should be designed in a such a manner that aspirants also get to know about basic healthcare and nutrition, prevention of communicable diseases, community health and other medical related services. Hospital management is alarmed with planning, organizing, staffing, -coordinating, controlling and evaluating health services for the public to provide utmost patient concern of superior quality at low outlay so as to lessen morbidity and mortality. Administration or management is a discipline and an art like medical sciences. Professional hospital administrators have confirmed how organizations can be managed competently, cost-effectively and successfully in a beleaguered time period. MBA in Hospital Management endows with executive and Management skills for the delivery of healthcare services. Physicians and medical specialists have so far been running hospitals and health centers, without seizing the essential managerial training. Furthermore, it kills fathomless time required by doctors to clutch out their medical errands. Consequently, of late most big and intermediate sized hospitals encompass specially trained professional hospital administrators or managers with a management team accountable for the management of the healthcare services and medical staff, for planning and control, for unremitting supply of materials, the management of the research and clinical labor, and so on. Temperament
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The labor of hospital administrators is exigent, answerable and tricky. Hospital administrators administer hospitals, outpatient clinics, hospice, and drug-abuse treatment centers. In large hospitals, there may be many managers, one for each section. In slighter amenities, they watch over the day-to-day operations of all departments. Managers ensure hospitals function efficiently and offer sufficient medical care to patients. They perform as a link between governing boards, medical staff, and department heads and incorporate the activities of all departments so they work as a whole. Administrators recruit, hire, and sometimes train doctors, nurses, interns, and assistant administrators. Administrators map budgets and set tariffs for health services. In research hospitals, administrators develop and expand programs and services for scientific research and precautionary medicine. In educating hospitals, they assist in the education of new doctors. Administrators plan departmental activities, evaluate doctors and other hospital employees, create and maintain policies, help develop procedures for medical treatments, quality assurance, patient services, and public relations activities such as active participation in fund-raising and community health planning. Hospital administrators work long or irregular hours. Hospitals are open round the clock 24/7 and administrators may be called in at any hour to make decisions and resolve disputes. Administrators also attend staff meetings, participate in health planning councils, go to fund-raising events, and travel to professional association meetings. They necessitate maintaining with advances in medicine, automated diagnostic and treatment equipment, data processing technology, government regulations, health insurance changes, and financing options. While doctors strive to keep the blood flowing and the heart beating, the hospital administrator is performing his effort in keeping the hospital breathing and fit.
The work of hospital managers, therefore, includes the recruitment and management of other staff, the maintenance of the hospital and of services other than medical services, accounts and finance, marketing and communications and security. Hospital administrators work from the premises of the hospital and need to be actually present in the hospital. They could do with walk around the hospital and supervise the diverse services. They also require good communication skills with the management and staff of all departments, doctors and medical specialists, Para-medical staff, health workers, and make sure the well-being of all patients. In addition an understanding of the functions of the different departments, hospital managers should be familiar with financial operations, personnel management, purchase of materials and storage, organizational development and patient care. Qualities Required
Anyone decide on for a career in hospital administration must have an intermingle of a quantity of unique qualities like novelty, accountability, self motivation & attachment towards humanity. To be a successful healthcare professional a person requires a service-oriented bent of mind, high emotional quotient and the ability to work for long hours.
The sector also offers prospects of global recognition with medical tourism becoming more widespread. Service to man is service to God should be maxim of a hospital administrator. Strong leadership skills are obligatory to encourage and carry out their decisions. Communication skills, diplomacy, suppleness, and discretion are crucial because of their steady interface with people. Because health services and medical managers are responsible for hundreds of employees and very expensive equipment and facilities, they must be able to make effective decisions, interpret data and understand information systems and finance. Eligibility:
To pursue a career in MBA Hospital Management the individual may be from medical or non-medical background. Pre-requisite for career in hospital administration is graduation in any discipline (medical/non-medical)
How to choose the Course/Institute?
The selection of the course/institute depends on personal interest and of course economic conditions of an individual. Three different Modes of courses are available. Students can opt for Full Time Regular Course, Part Time Course or Correspondence Course. The employment opportunity is more for full time regular course & this is suitable for non-working candidates, at the same time for working individuals part time course or correspondence course is the option. The selection of institute is one of the important factors to make a better future in hospital administration. Some top institutes provide better placement or even campus selection. The preferred institute must be chosen on the basis of previous placement records of the institute which is the major factor for a better tomorrow.
The career prospects for MBA in Hospital Management are admirable. It is a proven fact that hospitals, healthcare organizations are to be administered professionally like any business unit creating superfluous for survival and growth. The promising health insurance sector adjoins to the prospects of these professionals. The range indeed is outsized enough to provide plenty job openings.
Healthcare is a business and, like every other business, it needs good management to keep it running smoothly. The term "medical and health services manager" applies to those professionals who plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of healthcare. No doubt large companies like Apollo, Wockhardt, Narayana Hrudayalaya,Max, Fortis, Tata and Duncans are setting up state-of-the-art hospitals and clinics across the country for providing multi-speciality healthcare services. Moreover, due to the high costs and shortage of doctors for medical treatment in the West, India is emerging as an alternative centre for medical treatment All this action translates into growing opportunities for healthcare professionals, not just doctors, nurses. Job Opportunities
Employment opportunity is excellent in the field of Hospital Administration if you select a good course and institute. Because of a growing health services industry, the employment of health services and medical managers is expanding day by day. Increasing opportunities will be found in large corporate hospitals private/govt, Clinics Consulting firms, Health insurance organizations, Healthcare associations, Nursing homes, Mental health organizations, Public health departments, Rehabilitation centers, Universities and research institutions.
Today, an estimated 100,000 people occupy health management positions at numerous organizational levels, from department head to chief executive officer. Requirements for senior-level positions in healthcare organizations are demanding, but these jobs also offer opportunities to improve the system of care giving. Thus, the overall conclusion is Hospital Administration is not only a career rather an opportunity to serve the humanity. Remunerations
The average preliminary salary for Hospital Administrator varies from Rs 12,000 to Rs 50,000 per month according to the Institute. There is no constraint in higher remuneration for justified candidates.
(Author is Assistant Professor and Mentor,
Career Counselor for MBA students at Post Graduation Department of Management Studies and Research Center,
Siddaganga Institute of Technology Tumakuru. Karnataka, India- 572103.)
Mob: 9663081501*