HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS ROSES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
September 15, 2019 Off All,
Instructions Develop a PowerPoint presentation of 12-15 slides, complete with speaking notes, discussing the roles and responsibilities of health care professionals. Introduction The U.S. health care workforce comprises both clinical and nonclinical professionals. The field is very diverse, with professionals coming from all over the world. Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physical therapists, psychologists, chiropractors, and pharmacists are only a few of the many types of clinical professionals. On the nonclinical side, administrators, financial analysts, information analysts, billing specialists, and collection specialists are just a few types of nonclinical professionals. All of these individuals come from different backgrounds and must work together to ensure the best patient experience and highest quality care possible. To ensure high quality care, health care professionals must be aware of, and comply with, laws designed to protect patients. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a very far-reaching law that has directly impacted not only health care professionals, but also patients (Niles, 2018). Most organizations have annual training requirements to ensure all employees are aware of the regulations as they relate to their specific job functions. Ethical issues such as treatment of the terminally ill, genetic testing, cloning, organ donation, and euthanasia are additional topics that further challenge health care professionals. As a health care administrator, you must understand the laws and ethical standards to which you are held. Predicting the future of our complex health care system is very difficult. As leaders in our field, it is our responsibility to stay on top of current issues and laws and to be visionaries for our organizations. Subscribing to e-mail bulletins and alerts from the various governmental agencies is one way to stay abreast of changing regulations. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS.gov, and Healthcare.gov are excellent resources that all administrators should check on a regular basis. Government, technology, and the changing financial landscape will all continue to impact and change the health care industry (Niles, 2018), and as health care administrators, we must be prepared to quickly respond. Demonstration of Proficiency o Analyze roles and responsibilities of health care professionals. 1. Explain the need for health care management professionals, and analyzes how this role improves patients care. 2. Describe three clinical job roles that did not exist 50 years ago, and analyzes how these roles have had an impact on cost, quality, or access to care. 3. Compare and contrast the roles of nurse practitioner and physician assistant. Analyzes the expanded role of mid-level providers due to the ACA. 4. Describe the role of the attending physician in terms of his or her responsibility to manage the care of the patient and improve patient outcomes. 5. Explain how health care administrators interact with direct care professionals, and analyzes the potential conflicts between the roles. Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others. Produce a presentation that conveys understanding of the topic, its context, and its relevance. Use academic writing conventions such as APA formatting and citation style, or others as required. Produce writing that includes minimal grammar, usage, and mechanical errors, including spelling.