discussion board due by thursday (250 words) cite citations and references correctly give credit where credit is due in all your work. health•care [helth-kair], noun
- The field concerned with the maintenance or restoration of the health of the body or mind.
- Any of the procedures or methods employed in this field. –adjective Also, health-care
- Of, pertaining to, or involved in health care: health care workers; a health care center.
- A person who has control or direction of an institution, business, etc., or of a part, division, or phase of it.
- A person who manages.
- A person who controls and manipulates resources and expenditures, as of a household.
- What makes a good health care manager?
- Why do professionals choose either of these paths?
- Identify and compare the characteristics common in those health care managers who work in either direct or nondirect care settings.
- Based on the results of your quiz, on what areas did you score highly?
- What are your strengths?
- What areas do you feel you need to work on to be successful as a health care manager?
- What information from this week’s Learning Resources affected your understanding of the skills necessary to be a successful health care manager? Please explain and provide sufficient examples.
Course Text: Buchbinder, S., & Thompson, J. (2010). Career opportunities in health care management: “Perspectives from the field (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett. Chapter 1, “The Healthcare Management Workforce” In this chapter, you will begin to look at the essential skills of health care management professionals. The authors highlight the origins of health care management and the growth and opportunities available in the profession. Chapter 2, “Understanding Healthcare Management” Health care management provides leadership and direction to organizations that deliver personal health services in a variety of settings. This chapter defines the role, function, and competencies of health care managers. Chapter 3, “Healthcare Management Practice Settings” This chapter summarizes the major settings for the practice of health care management. The authors explain the differences between direct and nondirect care settings and the key managerial skills and competencies involved in each. Chapter 4, “Perspectives From the Field: Profiles of Healthcare Managers” The authors provide a unique glimpse into health care management through profiles of actual professionals. In addition to describing a “day in the life” of a typical health care manager, dozens of individuals share their perspectives on the training, career path, satisfaction, and challenges that excite them about being involved in direct or nondirect care settings.
Article: Mandel, M., & Weber, J. (2006, September 25). What’s really propping up the economy. Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved from http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2006-09-24/whats-really-propping-up-the-economy What’s Really Propping Up The Economy, by Mandel, M., & Weber, J., in Bloomberg BusinessWeek (2006, September 25). Copyright 2006 by Bloomberg L.P. Reprinted by permission of Bloomberg L.P. via the Copyright Clearance Center. In recent years, the U.S. economy has been ailing, but the health care job market has been healthy. The authors of this BusinessWeek article shed light on the effect of health care organizations on local economies.
Course Media: Welcome to Waldenville! Waldenville is a fictitious city in Anystate, USA. The population of Waldenville is 324,995. There are approximately 1,094 people per square mile. Of those who reside here, approximately 5.2% are living below the poverty level. Age and race distribution are: https://class.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/USW1/201830_03/BS_HLMA/HLTH_4000_WC/graphics/USW1_HLTH_4000_week01_WelcometoWaldenville2.png The city of Waldenville is proud of the health care available to its residents. Visit to learn more about the Waldenville Urgent Care Clinic, the Waldenville Department of Health, Waldenville General Hospital, the Regional Hospital System, Waldenville Women’s Medical Group, the Primary Care Physicians of Waldenville, the Waldenville Assisted Living Community, the Nursing Home of Greater Waldenville, and the Waldenville Community Health Foundation. An organizational chart showcasing the various heath care management professionals is found in Waldenville General Hospital, the Waldenville Urgent Care Clinic, and the Primary Care Physicians of Waldenville.]]>