Introduction To Allied Health

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Define Managed Care.
Case Management approach to providing medical services with a focus on quality health care and cost containment.
List 7 technology trends in health care today.
1. Voice activiated surgical tools. 2. Wireless, bedside patient records. 3. Speech recognition systems that auto transcribe. 4. Touch screen monitors for easier access to data. 5. Online multiview x-rays. 6. Smart cards that store patient data. 7. Biometrics - recognition methods based on physiological characteristics.
What are the 2 major components of computers?
Hardware and Software.
What kind of computers will you be working with in the health information management field?
Personal computers and mainframe.
Why is there a push toward more outpatient care?
Rising health care costs.
Contrast women's roles in medicine today with those of the past.
1st offical female medical student accepted to school in 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell. Before that the only people considered true physicians were men. By 2010 30% of all MD's and 50% of all medical students will be women.
What were the functions of early hospitals?
To die.
How were early physicians educated?
Either no schooling or apprentice under physician for several years.
Who was the Father of Medicine? What oath was named after him?
Hippocrates and Hippocratic Oath
Educated himself in anatomy & surgical skills by dissecting & studying animals. Who am I?
Claudius Galen
Proved bacteria caused disease. Who am I?
Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur
List 6 examples of third party payers.
1. Insurance 2. Medicare 3. Medicaid 4. Champus 5. Champva 6. Worker's Compensation
Who published the theory blood was pumped through the heart?
William Harvey
Define - Claim
A statement that documents the medical services that were recieved.
Define - Deductible
Amount that has to be paid out of pocket prior to insurance provides benefits.
Define - Insured
Policy holder of insurance.
Define - Insurer
Third Party Payor or insurance company
Who discovered mold capable of killing bacteria?
Alexander Fleming
Who was responsible for the medical recordes prior to 1928?
The physician.
What was the original name of the American Health Information Management Association(AHIMA)?
Association of Record Librarians of North American (ARLNA)
Why was the AHIMA name changed so many times?
1. Canada created their own association. 2. Librarian dropped due to connotation. 3. Changing Technology
Why were AHIMA professional credential names changed?
To reflect the changes in health care industry.
List 5 ways to maintain a professional appearance -
1. Clothes are clean and neat 2. Avoid extreme hairstyles 3. Hands and nails kept clean 4. Avoid heavy makeup and nail polish 5. Keep fragrances light 6. Wear minimal jewelry
The majority of health information management professionals work in ____?
Identify one of the strongest job markets for health information management technicians.
Coding Specialist
Explain what a medical transcriptionist does.
Transcribes physician dictation
How were early health information management professionals education?
Under apprenticeships
What are the functions of the American Health Information Manangement Association (AHIMA)?
To Support the professional members of the Health information manangement profession & provide standards and guidelines on maintaining health information.
Explain the role of the American Association for Medical Transcription.
To support the professional members of the medical profession and help provide standards, regulations and guidelines for the transcription industry.
What are the operating principles of the National Association of Cancer Registrars?
To represent a variety of organizations & institutes with interest in cancer management, cancer registry professionals, and certified tumor registrars (CTS's)
List at least 5 non-traditional work settings for health information management technicians -
Consulting & Law Firms Software Vendors Correctional Facilities Substance Abuse Facilities Mental Health Institutes Long Term Care Facilities Home Health Care Hospice Rehab Centers Pharmaceutical Companies Insurance Companies Research Institutes Educational Institutes Donor Management Organization Medical Law Offices