Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: a | Slide: 4
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Professionals The People in Health Care
Lecture:Introduction and Physicians Non-clinical IT/Informatics Roles for Clinicians Effects of Changing Care Models on Clinicians
Slide content:Terminology (Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary, Medline Plus, 2010) Health professional: Provides care to the sick and injured in pre-hospital, hospital, outpatient, home, extended-care facilities, and other settings Supports preventive care, wellness services, and patients self-managed care Patient/consumer: Anyone seeking preventive care services, wellness services, assistance with self-managed care, or medical services 4
Slide notes:This lecture introduces key terms used to describe health care professionals and their education, including education, training, certification, and licensure . Many health professionals provide care to the sick and injured in various settings. They deliver pre-hospital care, such as at accident scenes; inpatient care in hospitals and extended or long-term care facilities; outpatient or ambulatory care, such as in physician offices and clinics; home care; and more. Health professionals also support patients or consumers with preventive care, wellness services, and self-managed care. The emphasis of this unit is on the roles of various health professionals, but remember that most health care is delivered using a team approach. A patient or consumer is anyone who seeks preventive care, wellness care, self-managed care, or medical services. 4