Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: c | Slide: 27
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Professionals The People in Health Care
Lecture:Physician assistants, Pharmacists, Therapists, Technicians, Paramedics, Dental Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, Care Coordinators Non-clinical IT/Informatics Roles for Clinicians Effects of Changing Care Models on Clinicians
Slide content:Case Manager Continued Licensure Depending on education and training Role A case manager is required to assess a clients problems and mobilize resources to enable the client to function at his or her best level 27
Slide notes:Requirements for licensure usually depend on the education and training of the case manager. For example, a nurse or social worker would usually fall under licensure requirements for those specific health professions. Case management usually involves assessment of patient problems to mobilize resources, often from multiple sources, to increase the patients ability to function. For example, a case manager would be involved in discharge planning with the primary purpose of coordinating services after discharge. With the rise of managed care, the term case management can be used to describe professionals who monitor care to ensure that the most appropriate and cost-effective care is being delivered. 27