Understanding health care terms is a prerequisite for both academic and professional success. This assignment is intended to ensure you understand some of the basic terms used in this course.
Complete the worksheet according to the following guidelines:
In the space provided, write each term’s definition. You must define the term in your own words. In the space provided after each term’s definition, use the term in a sentence as it applies to the health care industry. You may wish to consider the following:
How has it influenced heath care?
What role has the term played as health care developed over the years?
Save the completed worksheet as a Microsoft® Word document with your name in the file name.
Submit the file to your facilitator.
Submitted by: [Megan Hageman]
Use the term in a sentence as it applies to the health care industry. Example: Electronic health records
Electronic health records are digital forms of entering and storing patient information. My doctor entered the diagnosis into his laptop and told me that the information would go into my electronic health record. HIPAA
HIPAA or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, keeps health information confidential and protected. It also enables millions of American families to have insurance coverage. It reduces health fraud with electronic billing I was given a HIPPA pamphlet from the nurse, which helped me understand what my rights were as a patient. Clinical
Clinical can be a series of tests or it can also be a person who shadows a professional in healthcare field. Clinical and laboratory services for genetic disorders in the UK are located in Chapter 5. Public Health
Public Health is preventing and researching disease. It is also keeping families and communities’ health prolonged. Now, public health officials are divided on how to ensure that the disease stays eradicated. Accreditation
Accreditation is required by all medical clinics and hospitals in order to show that they are qualified to perform all duties that are necessary to heal a patient. The clinic must renew its safety accreditation every five years. Ambulatory Care
Ambulatory Care is medical care or procedures that are advanced given to a patient who does not need to be admitted to the clinic or facility. Some of the committee members showed a concern about whether there was enough room in the waiting area of the ambulatory care and outpatients’. Inpatient
Inpatient is when you must stay in a clinic or facility when being medically treated for something. Christina had become an inpatient when had to have surgery.
Outpatient is when a person does not have to stay at a facility or clinic to have medical treatment. Many new outpatients are being treated as well as the waiting lists being cut in half. Information Systems
Information systems are a program and people that analyze and stores information. We looked at schools that offered information systems for healthcare. Health Care Reform
Health care reform is a basic expectation when changing or creating a major health policy. If I do not have insurance with the health care reform I could be charged a penalty at the end of the year. Mental Health
Mental health has to do with a person’s emotional state as well as their psychological. I had continued to have thoughts and nightmares of the incident, which had kept renewing our concern over his fragile mental health.