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Staying Ahead Of The Curve, The Top Skills For Successful Healthcare Administrators In The New Year

Written by: Ashley Hussain Okorafor, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


As the healthcare industry evolves, healthcare administrators must stay up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices. In 2023, there will be several critical skills that healthcare administrators should focus on developing to succeed in their roles.

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These skills include data analysis and interpretation, leadership, communication, adaptability, and collaboration. By developing these skills, healthcare administrators can position themselves for success in the ever-changing world of healthcare.

Data Analysis and Interpretation:

With the increasing amount of data available in the healthcare industry, healthcare administrators need to understand and analyze data to make informed decisions. This may include analyzing patient data, financial data, and operational data.


Healthcare administrators often lead teams of medical professionals and support staff. In 2023, it will be necessary for healthcare administrators to have strong leadership skills to manage and motivate their teams effectively.


Effective communication is essential in healthcare, where miscommunication can have serious consequences. Healthcare administrators should be able to clearly and effectively communicate with patients, staff, and other stakeholders to ensure that everyone is on the same page.


The healthcare industry is constantly changing, and healthcare administrators must adapt to new situations and challenges. This may include being able to pivot plans or implement new policies and procedures.


Healthcare administrators often work with various teams and stakeholders, including doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals, as well as insurance companies and regulatory agencies. In 2023, it will be necessary for healthcare administrators to be able to collaborate effectively with these groups to achieve common goals.

Healthcare administrators play a crucial role in the smooth operation of healthcare organizations. In 2023, it will be necessary for healthcare administrators to have a range of skills to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the industry effectively. By focusing on developing skills in data analysis and interpretation, leadership, communication, adaptability, and collaboration, healthcare administrators can set themselves up for success in the coming year and beyond.

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Ashley Hussain Okorafor, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Professor Ashley Hussain Okorafor is an accomplished academic and has over 6 years of teaching healthcare administration. She has taught at various universities including California State University, San Bernardino, and Charisma University. Prior to her journey as an academic, she had risen up the corporate ladder working in Health Information Management. Currently, she is using her skills and expertise to educate new and prospective healthcare professionals. Professor Ashley believes that if healthcare is going to evolve we need new innovative minds and great leaders in healthcare to build for a better, healthier future. Check out Professor Ashley's YouTube Channel for information on Healthcare Administration and how to strategically build a career in healthcare.

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