Health Care Management (Ferguson Career Launcher (Hardcover))

Health Care Management (Ferguson Career Launcher (Hardcover))

Marcia Horowitz

Language: English

Pages: 158

ISBN: 0816079692

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


According to U.S. government projections, employment in the health services industry is projected to increase 27 percent through 2014, adding about 3.6 million new jobs over the 2004-2014 period. While many of those opportunities will be for medical practitioners such as doctors and nurses, demand is also expected to increase for those who manage health care, such as hospital administrators. The expanding and increasingly complex health care system in the United States requires skilled, capable workers to develop and maintain the administrative framework within which doctors work.

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practice by creating and implementing policies and procedures, supervises all staff, and develops strategic plans—or helps the CEO to do so—based on the CL_HealthMgmt_F.indd 77 6/25/10 9:35:01 AM 78 Health Care Management identified needs of the patients. Essential knowledge includes principles and practices of health care planning, familiarity of policies of other local health care systems in order to interact effectively, and understanding of the policies and procedures of the medical

CL_HealthMgmt_F.indd 109 6/25/10 9:35:17 AM Chapter 5 Talk Like a Pro You are going to need to know what you are talking about on a job interview, on the job itself, and at conferences and meetings. This chapter is meant to help you acquire the lingo of the business. The fi rst section runs through a series of key terms that cover just about any area of management, activity, regulation, law, or facility you are likely to come in contact with. ability to pay Criterion used to determine the

A variety of medical services that come together to provide comprehensive health care. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Passed in 2003, HIPAA protects employees from access to personal health information and limits employers’ ability to use employee health information. health maintenance organization (HMO) A type of managed care plan that contracts directly with or directly employs participating health providers to offer a comprehensive plan to the consumer. Originally

meeting, early careerists deliberate on such topics as The brand called you, Differentiating yourself from your colleagues, and How to customize your skills to refl ect your personal brand. 4 7 * 6 5 9 8 # 0 University HealthSystem Consortium, founded in 1984, is an alliance of 107 academic medical centers and 221 of their affi liated hospitals representing approximately 90 percent of the nation’s non-profit academic medical centers. (https://www .uhc.edu/home.htm) Women Health Care Executives

itself as a completely updated and comprehensive manual on practice operations. Delivering the newest trends for practice efficiency, it focuses on centering workflow around the patient. Easily readable, the book delivers sound and timely techniques for reducing patient cycle time, streamlining scheduling methods, managing telephones, maximizing space capacity and utilization, and controlling costs. It also includes proven tools for benchmarking, creating action plans, and self-assessment, along

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