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Are you looking to read up on the latest news and trends in healthcare administration? Or are you ready to improve your network or credentials? The following resources for healthcare administrators include the top professional organizations, trade journals, electronic resources, and more to help you advance in your career.


Professional Associations

  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE):
    ACHE is a professional organization for healthcare executives with a goal to advance healthcare management. ACHE has more than 48,000 members and provides a variety of continuing education resources, including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership. ACHE also offers healthcare management board certification through its FACHE credential.
  • Healthcare Finance Management Association (HFMA):
    HFMS’s mission is to help identify and address issues in the financial management of healthcare. In addition to online education courses, HFMA provides industry publications and forums for its over 38,000 members. It also offers assorted certifications in healthcare financial management.
  • The Healthcare Leadership Alliance (HLA):
    The HLA is a consortium of professional healthcare administration associations, which includes 140,000 members across its assorted membership groups. In addition to representing the interests of the individual membership groups, the HLA also provides the HLA Competency Directory, which helps healthcare leaders understand and nurture the skills needed in healthcare administrator roles.
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA):
    MGMA is a professional organization for healthcare managers with a goal to drive success in the healthcare industry. They offer a variety of educational programs and certifications, as well as industry news and research.
  • National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS):
    With a focus on patient safety, NAMSS provides education and certification for medical staff and credentialing services professionals. Member benefits include discounts for education programs and access to resources and career services.
  • National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL):
    This non-profit strives to improve public health by fostering strong leadership in the healthcare community. NCHL also runs the Leadership Excellence Networks (LENS) membership organization for healthcare organizations committed to developing the leadership skills of their team.
  • Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management (PAHCOM):
    PAHCOM was developed to provide support for small group and single-provider healthcare practices. The organization leads an annual conference for healthcare managers and publishes a bimonthly newsletter.

Professional Development

  • Congress on Healthcare Leadership:
    This annual 3-day conference is run by ACHE. With more than 4,000 attendees from the healthcare leadership community, the conference provides an excellent opportunity to network and learn about career advancement opportunities.
  • MGMA Leadership Training:
    Optimizing Personal and Team Growth. This 3-hour online course led by Tracy Spears is appropriate for healthcare managers at any career stage. Topics covered include building your personal brand and techniques to make meetings work better.
  • ACHE Webinars: The American College of Healthcare Executives provides 90-minute live webinars on timely healthcare management issues. All webinars include an interactive Q&A session with the speaker.
  • HFMA Online Education:
    Healthcare financial management professionals can access 14 online education courses with a new HFMA membership. Course topics include “Patient Access Essentials” and “Business of Healthcare”.
  • ACHE Online Seminars:
    Healthcare professionals who complete ACHE’s online seminars can earn ACHE-qualified education credits. Seminars include ” Developing Physician Leaders for Clinical Integration” and ” Big Data and Analytics: A Perspective for Healthcare Leaders”.
  • MGMA Conferences:
    MGMA offers multiple conferences per year on healthcare management. 2019 conference themes included healthcare data and healthcare operations.
  • ACHE Self-Study Courses:
    ACHE offers over 20 online courses covering a range of healthcare management topics and skills.



Trade Journals

  • Healthcare Executive
    Published by ACHE, this magazine is available in print and online for ACHE members. The publication covers news, trends, and issues in healthcare management.
  • Healthcare Leadership Review
    This monthly electronic publication provides abstracts of popular healthcare journals, newsletters, magazines, websites, and other resources.
  • Journal of Healthcare Management
    The Journal of Healthcare Management is published six times per year by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). It contains expert interviews and peer-reviewed articles.
  • Modern Healthcare
    Modern Healthcare reports on healthcare business news, policy, and the latest industry research. They publish a weekly print magazine and also include articles on their website.


  • 101 Careers in Healthcare Management
    (Friedman et al., 2018) A comprehensive guide of possible careers in healthcare management, including interviews with real people working in these positions.

Electronic Resources

  • Medscape App
    This app designed specifically for healthcare professionals includes information on prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs, reference articles, and tools.
  • Epocrates
    In addition to providing information on prescription drugs, this app includes healthcare insurance formulas and notifications of industry news.
  • Healthcare Executive Podcast
    The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) recently launched this podcast, which pairs with its Healthcare Executive magazine.


Social Media


  • Hospital Administration and Healthcare Executive
    Run by the Healthcare Dive, which provides news and insights on the healthcare industry, this group promotes discussions related to the hospital administration and healthcare executive industry.





  • Healthcare.gov
    The official Twitter feed of Healthcare.gov. Followers can find news and information about healthcare and public health.