Hospital Management and administration is basically concerned with organization, coordination, planning, staffing, evaluating and controlling of health services for the masses. The primary objective is to provide quality healthcare to people and that too in a cost-effective manner.
If one is interested in making a career in hospital management then should be a good decision maker, should have good knowledge of system managing and should have good technical knowledge. Not only Medical Knowledge plays an important role in this career but efficiency is also very important .Hospital management provides good knowledge in good experience in management and health services.
There are different types of courses provided at various levels by various top institutes and good colleges in India. There are many options in this field to study like
1. Hospital Administration
2. Public Health Care
3. Health Care services in Bachelor Degree Courses
4. Post Graduates Diploma in Hospital Management
Few of the good medical Colleges have introduced Post Graduate Courses of Hospital Management namely, The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, Nizam Institute of Medical Science in Hyderabad, Kasturba Medical College in Manipal and Sheri-i-Kashmir Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Jammu and Kashmir. The minimum requirement is M. B. B. S.
Hotel Management and Hotel Administration courses are offered at post graduate levels. These courses are provided in distance learning and classes are arranged for these in the evening in working days .These top institutes in India conduct the entrance exam and do the selection based on the entrance exam. The Entrance exam detail includes General knowledge questions and Management level questions.
List of Top 10 Hospital Management colleges in India are:
1. Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (JBIMS)
2. S. P. Jain Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (SPJIMR)
3. Schools of Management, IIT (Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai)
4. Management Development Institute, Gurgaon (MDI)
5. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (NMIMS)
6. Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIM B)
7. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune (SIBM)
8. Symbiosis Center for Management & Human Resources Development, Pune (SCMHRD)
9. Institute of Management & Technology, Ghaziabad (IMT)
10. International Management Institute, Delhi (IMI)
Apart from these few of the other institutes in India which offer these courses are Some of the other institutes offering courses in Hospital Management / Administration are as follows:Punjab University, Chandigarh,Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra and Manipal Institute of Higher Education, Manipal.
Some of the topics that are covered in hospital management and administrations are:
•Administration of Hospital and Health Care Planning.
•General & Personnel Management in Health Institutions.
•Concepts of Epidemiology (Public Health Administration), Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology.
•Financial Management & Inventory Control in Hospitals.
•Behavioral Science (Organizational Behavior in Hospitals).
•Organization & Management of Hospitals.
•Health Management Information System.
•Hospital Policies, Practices, Acts & Committees: Bhore & Mudalior - Reports, Hospital Committee Reports & National Health Plans. (Industrial Relations, Employees Welfare, Trade Unions, Labour Laws).
As a Hospital administrator one is responsible for the overall organization and management of the hospital to ensure its smooth functioning with the objective of ensuring the complete satisfaction of the patient. As a hospital administrator you need to co-ordinate between the various departments of the hospitals to find out whether each and every equipment is working fine, to check if cleanliness is maintained properly. You need to deal with employees and financial matters. Most of the jobs in this field are in hospitals itself they work in health agencies, medical and dental laboratories.The salary of a hotel administrator varies from hospital to hospital and the post they work for.