Health Care Management
Brown Mackie College
My career is going to consist of being able to manage a health care facility and to be a manager or supervisor in any health care field. Also, I could work in the department I work for now as a supervisor or manager of Health Information Management. I will be able to do these things since I am going for my Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management.
The reason that I chose this program is because I have worked in Health Information Management for 11 years and I am not able to really progress in my job unless I go to school and have a degree in some sort of health care field. At first I wanted to be a nurse but as I kept looking into it I decided I could still make a difference even though I would not be working directly with the patient as a nurse. So I started to look at what I could do and I found the Health Care Management program at Brown Mackie College. I researched the program and finally decided that it would be a great fit for me. I had a long talk with my husband and my family asking them if I decided to start school again would they be there to help and support me. They told me to go for it and that is what I did. I went into Brown Mackie College on a Saturday and spoke with an academic advisor and then they asked me ok what you think about starting in 1 week. I was shocked, scared and excited all at the same time. I finally decided that I could do it after talking with everyone and I jumped right in. To become a Health Care Manager you have to have a Bachelor’s degree. The only way to do that is to go to school. Once you have completed school you will have to find a job. Some information about my field of study is you have to at least have your bachelor’s degree in some kind of heath care field. Some of the job responsibilities and duties that a health care manager typically does are they work to improve efficiency and quality in delivering healthcare services, and keeping up to date on new laws and regulations so the facility complies with them. Supervise assistant administrators in facilities that are large enough to need them, manage finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing, creating work schedules along with other work related schedules, representing the facility at investor meetings and other types of meetings, keeping and organizing records of the facilities services, such as the number of inpatient beds used, and communicating with members of the medical staff and department heads. Some other job duties and responsibilities are, healthcare managers also have to help with creating and reviewing the budgets for their department, coordinating with the other managers and assessing business performances, they also have to evaluate their employees and give them their performance reviews. Health care managers also work very closely with the physicians, nurses, lab techs and all other health care employees. Some important qualities that a Health Care Manager has to have are analytical skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, problem solving skill, and technical skills. (www.bls.gov)
Some of the job titles that a person would have with a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management are as follows with detail: Nursing Home Administrators would be responsible for managing staff, admissions of long and short term patients, the homes finances, and care for the building, as well as care of all the residents in the nursing home.
Clinical Managers would manage a specific department such as nursing, surgery or physical therapy departments and have the responsibilities based on that specialty. They also have to set and carry out policies, goals, and procedures for their specific departments. Clinical managers have to evaluate the quality of the staffs work and develop reports and budgets. (www.bls.gov) Health Information Managers have to know the HIPPA Laws and are responsible for the maintenance and security of patients records...
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Bureau of Labor Statistics. (29 March 2012). Occupational outlook handbook, 2012-13 edition, medical and health services managers. Retrieved on 23 May 2013 form http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm
Medical Group Management Association.(2003-2013). MGMA-ACMPE. Received on 23 May 2013 from http://www.mgma.com/
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