Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Roles of Different Health Care Providers
Slide content:The Patient Experience - 3 Provider Physician, physician assistants or nurse practitioner who address the patient s clinical issues Providers typically have a predetermined schedule of appointments for their day May visit hospitalized patients Have additional work that is not patient facing 6
Slide notes:After preliminary information has been obtained, the patient usually makes contact with the provider. In some offices, the provider obtains all the clinical information and may even walk the patient back from the reception area to the examination room or the clinicians office. The clinical team is orchestrated by the health care provider, who may be a physician or a mid-level practitioner such as a nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. The provider addresses the patients clinical issues at the time of the visit. Providers typically have a predetermined schedule of appointments for their day. Providers may spend time performing administrative functions such as quality and financial management tasks and they may also spend time away from the clinic visiting patients in the hospital. 6