Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: a | Slide: 8
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 Continued 4 Certification has several meanings: Education/training certificate program typically 1 year for medical assistants National health profession organization certification typically requires completion of an accredited program and an exam, such as with radiologic technologists Physician board certification in a specialty or subspecialty requires an approved residency/fellowship and a board exam State licensure is mandatory for many practicing professionals, such as physicians and nurses 8
Slide notes:Certification has several meanings. One definition is a short education or training program, usually lasting one year or less, such as a medical assistant certificate program. Certification by a national health profession organization usually requires completion of an accredited program and an exam. A radiologic [ rey -dee-uh- loj - ihk ] technologist, for example, is a certified health professional. Physicians may elect to obtain board certification in a medical specialty or subspecialty by completing an approved residency or fellowship and a board exam. In addition to certification, state licensure is required for many health professionals, including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists. State licensure is regulated by the state and may employ a variety of mechanisms for regulating clinical practice, one of which is certification. 8