Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: c | Slide: 28
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:Two Examples of Other Roles Health information management (HIM) professionals manage the patients medical record for clinical, financial, and legal uses Biomedical engineers apply engineering principles in the design, development, and maintenance of IT systems and medical device equipment 28
Slide notes:There are many additional roles in the health care provider ecosystem. Roles presented in this lecture are critical in providing patient care. This slide depicts just two examples of support roles that do not involve direct patient care responsibilities. Health information management professionals manage the patients medical record and work on classification of diseases and treatments to ensure the record is accurate and complete for clinical, financial, and billing purposes. They also support all legal requirements according to both state and federal requirements. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management professionals worldwide. AHIMA manages certification and accreditation, including the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA ). Biomedical engineers apply engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for health care purposes. They are employed in hospitals, research facilities, medical institutions, medical device manufacturing firms, and government regulatory agencies. Their role may involve design and development of medical devices, performance testing of new or proposed products, and establishing safety standards for devices in government agencies. In hospitals, the biomedical engineer provides advice on the selection and use of medical equipment and maintains performance of medical equipment. 28