Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Introduction and History of Modern Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:Components of Health Care Delivery and Finance
Slide content:Health Care Delivery Outpatient Facilities 2 Medical and diagnostic laboratories X-rays CT Scans and MRIs Biologic Specimens Other ambulatory health services Ambulance services Home health care Hospice Visiting Nurse Services 11
Slide notes:When we think of laboratories, we think of medical and diagnostic laboratories. Diagnostic laboratories are typically involved with imaging: x-rays, C-T scans also called Computerized Axial Tomography scans or CAT scans - Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRIs and mammograms. Ultrasound imaging centers are examples of diagnostic laboratories. Medical laboratories usually deal with biologic specimens such as blood, cytology, or bacteriologic specimens. Specialized medical laboratories include DNA testing laboratories, medical pathology laboratories, parasitology and mycology health laboratories, toxicology health testing, and facilities that deal with non-radiologic, non- x-ray testing services. Examples of other ambulatory health services include ambulance services, home health care, blood and organ banks, hearing and vision screening facilities, smoking cessation programs, hospice services, and visiting nurse services. 11