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Hospital Management

Summary

Hospital Management primarily focuses on understanding and training the students in the administrative procedures of the hospital which involves processes such as human resources, maintaining crucial information etc. Increasing complexity has resulted into various departments in the hospital which has its own functioning yet they need to be coordinated, hospital management helps in understanding the functioning of various domanins. A student of hospital management studies about accounting, healthcare regulations, patient privacy rights etc. Coursework also covers topic related to organizational leadership, healthcare, startegies, planning etc. Hospital administrators helps in increasing or maintaining the efficiency and success of the hospital in a cost effective manner and ensures that their patients get best healthcare. Generally, students from MBBS/BDS/BPT background consider the field of Hospital Management because they wish to switch from a clinical side to administrative side.

Career Opportunities in Hospital Management

  • Managing Manpower in Hospitals
    Hospital Management students can be hired in the hospitals as HR managers wherein they will be hiring doctors and other working staff. They are also hired as Nursing directors, medical directors, head of the departments etc. wherein the main job is to maintain the functioning of the hospital, managing outpatients, managing treatment centres and ensuring patient as well as staff healthcare.
  • Sales & Marketing
    As a Hospital Manager, you will be handling all the administrative work such as finances, accounting, marketing etc. They will work more towards the functioning side of it.
  • Hospital Operations
    You will be involved in managing hospital operations and also day to day running of hospital. From managing single department to hospital chains all over the country, one has to keep a check of all.
  • Academics
    Hospital Management also provides with the career opportunities in the field of academics wherein you can become dean, director, lecturer in various colleges and universities of hospital management wherein you will be imparting your knowledge to budding hospital managers.

How to Pursue a Career in Hospital Management

Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
Path 1
Class XII with Science (PCB) with English as main subjectPursue MBBS or BDSPursue Masters in Hospital Management/ Administration-
Path 2
Class XII with any stream with English as main subject Pursue Bachelors in any discipline (at least 50% marks)Pursue Masters in Hospital Management/ Administration -
Path 3
Class XII with any stream with English as main subject Pursue Bachelors in any discipline (at least 50% marks) Pursue Diploma (post graduate) in Hospital management -

Important Facts

  • Must have passed class 12th or Senior Secondary Examination with at least 50% marks including English
  • Must be graduate in any discipline with at least 50% marks
  • It is open for both non medical and medical students.
  • Admission is based on percentage and/or entrance exam depending on the college.

Leading Institutes

Top Hospital Management Institutes in India
College Location Website
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi www.aiims.edu
Indian Institute of Public Health Multiple location www.phfi.org
Apollo Institute of Hospital Administration Hyderabad www.apolloiha.ac.in
Indian Institute of Health Management Research Delhi, Bangalore, Jaipur www.iihmr.org/
School of Management, Manipal University Manipal www.manipal.edu/som.html
All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health West Bengal www.aiihph.gov.in
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Indore www.dauniv.ac.in
Tripura Institute of Paramedical Sciences Tripura www.tipsindia.co.in
Armed Forces Medical College Pune www.afmc.nic.in/DeptList.html
Symbiosis Centre of Health Care Pune www.sihspune.org
Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences Pilani www.bits-pilani.ac.in/university/wilp/MBAHHSM
Top Hospital Management Institutes in the World
Institution Location Website
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA www.gla.ac.uk
University of Alabama Birmingham, USA www.ua.edu
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA www.unc.edu
Keele University Keele, UK www.keele.ac.uk
University of Derby Derby, UK www.derby.ac.uk
University of Southern Queensland Queensland, Australia www.uq.edu.au
University of Glasgow Glasgow, UK www.gla.ac.uk

Work Description

  • Job of Hospital managers involve planning and coordination of various deprtaments in the hospital.
  • Healthcare Managers can be found in a variety of settings within a hospital ranging from human resources to specialized clinical areas to general oversight.
  • A person can be involved in the hiring, finance, accounts etc. in the hospital according to their specialisation and area of interest.
  • Healthcare managers establish policies and frameworks, manage human resources, allocate budgets and other financial resources, submit reports, and maintain and manage IT systems and databases.
  • Managers of all levels need to coordinate with doctors, physicians, nurses, surgeons, health information technicians, pharmacists, and other professionals to ensure patient quality care, treatment, and rehabilitation.
  • Managers have to draw up schedules and address specific needs for the entire staff with the overall focus being patient care.

Pros & Cons of a Career in Hospital Management

Pros
  • The job role of hospital manager involves people interaction as you will be connecting with a large number of people on daily basis.
  • A sense of internal satisfaction will be there as you are involved in an organization where people come to regain their health.
  • It allows you to do varied work such as dealing with patients, managing staff, handling finance etc. as the main aim is to ensure smooth functioning of the hospital
Cons
  • It’s a difficult job as it requires immense amount of effort and energy throught the day and at night also.
  • As it involves handling various jobs at one particular point of time, internse work pressure comes along with it.
  • The personnel management side of hospital administrator is often the most challenging one.
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