According to Kaplan University (n.d.), medical office managers must be competent in medical records management, billing and coding, and insurance processing. Medical office managers, also known as medical practice managers or medical practice administrators, oversee single and multiple medical offices within the same company. A manager’s responsibilities can vary depending upon the type and size of the medical practice, along with the structure of management. (Medical Office Manager Job Descriptions & Career Opportunities, n.d.). Whether in a large facility clinic or a small medical office, managers are responsible for the overall business operations.
Carol Alborn HIM CORE Day 11 9/12/2011 Purpose and Function of the Health Record A health record is a virtual storage place that documents health care services from healthcare providers at various locations such as the DR.’s office, nursing homes and ambulatory service locations. It’s made up of data or facts from the patient and family members, and these healthcare services, which is analyzed for useful information. It is the HIM professional’s responsibility to take data from traditional practice forms and any Personal Health Record (PHR) or from any other sources, then enter data into the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Anything missing can alter the patients care. Its Primary purpose is to ensure quality patient care and managing the cost of that care.
Project 1 There are many confidentiality, privacy and security issues that relate to working as a medical receptionist in a medical practice. It is very important to have a senior person to oversee all administrative functions. A senior person will outline the tasks your job entails and will teach you the practice’s policies and procedures. They will teach you how to access patient records and how to know what information is relevant to your work. A senior person will also check your work and will be there for guidance if any conflict of interest occurs.
This is the reason why the hospital is in business, to provide medical care to the patient. Dr. DoRight has an ethical duty to his patient as their treating physician to provide quality medical care that addresses their medical needs. As an administrator of the hospital, this ethical duty extends to all of the hospital’s patients. The patient comes to the hospital with their family members and next of kin, who are also stakeholders. They all expect the doctors who work at the hospital, including Dr. DoRight, to fulfill their oath in treating their
Roles and Functions of Management in Health Care Kimberly Burrow University of Phoenix HCS/325 April 11, 2012 Kelli Reid 1 Roles and Functions of Management in Health Care The definition for the role and application of management functions used by today's health care managers are for the individual to handle the financing of the organization along with the accounting of the funds available. With this the manager has the knowledge to distribute the funds to the appropriate department and appropriate funds when needed. Marketing is a part of the management system needed to get the organization out to the public to make sure that the facility stays opened for the patients. If there are no patients there is no facility to manage. The most important role or function for a health care manager There are several roles and functions that a health care manager incorporates.
What information should be protected, How to deter security as well as how to keep this organization patient’s records safe. By having this knowledge one is already securing the organizations patient’s records. There are a number of threats that affects organizations electronic medical records. These threats come from both internal and external and from both those with malicious and maligned intent. Meaning the potential exists that something needs to be done.
Assignment 3 Corporate Governance and Ethical Responsibility Research Paper Lateefah A. Muhammad, J.D. Professor of Legal Studies 1) Determine at least three (3) different internal and external stakeholders that Dr. DoRight might have to deal with on a daily basis at the hospital. Hospital facilities are important in the well-being of patients’ health. People attend hospitals in a fragile state, trusting that the staff of the institution will act in their best interest, and that their judgment will be base on ethics, professionalism, and training. Their medical expertise and training are crucial.
PHYSICAN, PATIENT, & HOSPITAL RELATIONSHIPS The physician-patient relationship is essential to the health care system today. The bond of trust between all parities is vital to the success of the patient diagnostic care. During the beginning phases a fiduciary relationship with the patient, physician and hospital a contract is drafted. Showalter, J. (2012) suggests that the contract necessary to form a physician-patient relationship can be either express (as when you fill out financial responsibilities forms at the doctors’ office) or implied.
Managers, Managers of health and social care settings have a particular responsibility to ensure that the care setting is safe for patients, service users, visitors and members of staff. They do this by ensuring that an up-to-date infection control policy is written up and includes the roles and responsibilities of all staff in relation to the prevention of infection and what to do if there was an outbreak of infectious disease. They also need
Advise H.S.E of the project Investigate the capabilities of the chosen contractor and ensure they are fully capable of carrying out the work in a way to conform with health and safety regulations. Pass on any relevant information to the client. Prepare and update the health and safety file and have it available for the client upon completion. Prepare the initial stages of the health and safety plan. Principal Contractor Cooperate with the CDM Coordinator/ Planning supervisor at all stages of the project.