Top Careers for Those With a Health Informatics Degree

As the health care industry has become increasingly data-driven, the need for health informatics and analytics managers to organize and draw conclusions from health information has increased. HealthInformatics@GW is designed to prepare you for a career in health information technology. Learn more about health information technology (HIT) careers.

Global vigilance, and funds, needed to prevent pandemics

Public health officials are worried about the Trump administration’s plans to slash funding for epidemic-fighting efforts. One program at risk helps poorer nations with prevention, detection and response to outbreaks of diseases like Ebola.

The Growing Cost of Aging in America, Part 3: Sources of Care

The cost of aging falls on the aging individuals themselves, the health care system, and — often — family caregivers. In the final part of our series on the cost of aging, we look at how much the aging population spends on different sources of care, and the cost for family caregivers.

Poverty vs. Federal Poverty Level

There are two ways the government defines poverty: poverty thresholds and poverty guidelines. What do these two types of measurement mean in practice?

The Growing Cost of Aging in America, Part 2: Medicare and Social Security

As the U.S. population ages, more and more people rely on the benefits from Social Security and Medicare. But is the U.S. prepared for the rising costs of human services programs that accompany an aging population? In the second installment of a three-part series on the growing cost of aging in the United States, we delve into costs associated with Medicare and Social Security.

The Growing Cost of Aging in America Part 1: An Aging Population and Rising Health Care Costs

As baby boomers age, the sheer number of older adults will be unprecedented in U.S. history. The portion of the population living on fixed incomes with high medical expenses will increase as the proportion of seniors — especially those older than 85 — grows. In the first of a three-part series, we look at the numbers behind a growing aging population, the increase in national health costs, and the cost of health care for aging Americans.