The Health Care Industry: Looking for Solid Ground in the Days Ahead

The news surrounding the new president’s administration and the various health care reform proposals is creating uncertainty for the health care industry. While there’s no predicting what will happen next, especially after the House failed to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), there are some scenarios that are fairly certain.

Potential Policy Scenarios for the Future of the Affordable Care Act

In the 2016 presidential and congressional elections, Democrats and Republicans alike campaigned on the Affordable Care Act — either to protect it or repeal and replace it with a more effective solution. Indeed, the law has prompted heated debate among elected leaders who disagree about the best ways to improve Americans’ health care access, delivery and affordability. So what’s next for the ACA?

9 Careers in Health Information Technology

Data is becoming increasingly available as new technologies emerge in the health care sphere. Because of the abundance of readily digestible information, the number of lucrative careers in health information technology (IT) is on the rise. The MHA@GW program director, Dr. Leonard Friedman, outlined several of these careers in the burgeoning field of health IT in his book, 101 Careers in Healthcare Management.

Pursue a Career in Epidemiology

Put simply, epidemiology is the study of how disease affects the human population. Epidemiologists look at data on a macro scale and then evaluate it, create a plan, and assess solutions to help minimize the impact of diseases. They work to prevent illness, decrease how far it spreads and help relieve affected populations. 

[Event] #ClimateChangesHealth: The Roles We Play

Join GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the American Public Health Association (APHA) for a panel discussing the intersection of climate change and public health on Thursday, April 6 at 10 a.m. EDT.