College of Health Professions

Health care management major


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We work with writers at any stage of the writing process—from thinking through a topic to polishing a draft.  Writing tutors help writers meet their assignment guidelines, develop ideas, organize responses, sharpen focus, and improve clarity.

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The College offers writing support for students needing assistance with any stage of the writing process, including APA format. Contact Jaime Gertz for an appointment at or (410) 704-4049. 

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Trade Journals

Please note: the best way to access these journals is through the Cook Library, where you can access PDF files of articles and print them.

Frontiers' unique "bookazine" format gives you the deep understanding gained fro books but in a

shorter format, like a magazine. Each issue focuses on one healthcare management topic, providing

you with the knowledge you need to understand and react to evolving trends. Frontiers is written by

experts on the topic and includes commentary from the field. Sometimes these experts agree, and

sometimes their comments spark a lively debate. These differing viewpoints will help you better

understand the "big picture" and the implications for your organization.

Health Affairs is the leading journal of health policy thought and research. The peer-reviewed journal was founded in 1981 under the aegis of Project HOPE, a nonprofit international health education organization. Health Affairs explores health policy issues of current concern in both domestic and international spheres.

With its ear to the ground, Healthcare Executive provides industry leaders with the most current trends that directly affect the daily challenges they face. Each bimonthly issue focuses on:

  1. Critical industry topics such as technology trends, organizational performance, access to capital, and facilities management

  2. Best practices and management advice presented in special features, interviews, and columns by recognized experts in the field

  3. Strategies based on groundbreaking research in such areas as governance, CEO turnover, and diversity

  4. Real-world solutions for meeting evolving challenges

H&HN is the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association and the most trusted and credible management publication in the field. It is the leading publication for hospital and system executives, and it continues its history of journalistic excellence by capturing more national editorial and design awards than any other health care management magazine.

The Journal of Healthcare Management is the official journal of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Six times per year, JHM offers timely healthcare management articles that inform and guide executives, managers, educators, and researchers. JHM also contains regular columns written by experts and practitioners in the field that discuss management-related topics and industry trends. Each issue presents an interview with a leading executive.

The Journal of Management (JOM) is committed to publishing scholarly empirical and theoretical research articles, that have a high impact on the management field as a whole. The journal encourages new ideas or new perspectives on existing research. The journal covers such areas as: Strategic management, Organizational behavior, Human resource management, Organizational theory, Entrepreneurship.

Modern Healthcare is the industry's leading source of healthcare business news. As a weekly news--driven publication, we report on important healthcare events and trends as they happen--not a month later. Our readers use the information to make informed business decisions and lead their organizations to success. It's for this reason that Modern Healthcare is ranked No. 1 in readership among healthcare executives and deemed a "must-read" publication by the who's who in healthcare.


Related Trade Organizations


Academy Health represents a broad community of people with an interest in and commitment to using health services research to improve health care. We promote interaction across the health research and policy arenas by bringing together a broad spectrum of players to share their perspectives, learn from each other, and strengthen their working relationships.

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations.  ACHE's established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level.

Guided by the vision that dynamic leadership forges long term health care services that are desired, meaningful, successful, and efficient, ACHCA identifies, recognizes, and supports long term care leaders, advocating for their mission and promoting excellence in their profession.

The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the largest marketing association in North America. It is a professional association for individuals and organizations involved in the practice, teaching and study of marketing worldwide. It is also the source that marketers turn to every day for information/resources, education/training and professional networking.

The American Public Health Association aims to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States.

HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization for healthcare financial management executives and leaders. More than 35,000 members--ranging from CFOs to controllers to accountants--consider HFMA a respected thought leader on top trends and issues facing the healthcare industry.

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the healthcare industry’s membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare

.The Maryland Association of Health Care Executives (MAHCE), the local chapter of the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE), was founded in 1973 as a forum for professional development and interchange among senior-level health care executives. Since that time, the Association has expanded its membership to those involved in health care administration or health-related professions: such as healthcare consultants and students in health care administration programs.  By attending our education programs you will earn Category I or II credits towards advancement to ACHE Fellow and take advantage of opportunities to network with other health care professionals. 

The mission of MGMA is to continually improve the performance of medical group practice professionals and the organizations they represent.

The Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development is the premier organization for 4,500 healthcare professionals responsible for strategy development and implementation in a wide array of healthcare organizations.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.

Related Websites


The Advisory Board offers an array of professional services—including research, executive education and development, decision-support tools, and consulting—allowing us to target the unique needs of each member institution.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the health services research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), complementing the biomedical research mission of its sister agency, the National Institutes of Health. AHRQ is a home to research centers that specialize in major areas of health care research such as quality improvement and patient safety, outcomes and effectiveness of care, clinical practice and technology assessment, and health care organization and delivery systems.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Through our representation and advocacy activities, AHA ensures that members' perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates, and judicial matters. Our advocacy efforts include the legislative and executive branches and include the legislative and regulatory arenas.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has the following key lines of business: Medicare health plans, Medicare financial management, Medicare fee for service operations, Medicaid and children's health, survey & certification and quality improvement.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 16,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

A leader in health policy and communications, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Offers information about public health programs and alerts, healthcare licensing, and contacts.


MHA is active in the strategic planning, thinking, and development of policy as it affects the delivery, quality, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of health care.  MHA serves as the chief advocate before legislative and regulatory bodies on behalf of Maryland hospitals and health systems on issues ranging from the development of new laws and regulations, to public health and clinical practice issues, to assuring sound payment system policies.  MHAs policy councils, work groups, and task forces bring together the resources needed to develop policy and unify members on key issues.

Since its founding in 1990, NCQA has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, helping to elevate the issue of health care quality to the top of the national agenda.

The NCQA seal is a widely recognized symbol of quality.

Professional Organizations

Professional organizations and honor societies can provide both educational and professional resources for health care management majors.

The Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to further the professional competence and dedication of the individual members in and for the profession of healthcare management.

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Phone: 410-704-4049
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