HIM Ch02 - © 2010 Health Information Management: Concepts,...

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Unformatted text preview: © 2010 Health Information Management: Concepts, Principles, and Practice Chapter 2: Healthcare Delivery Systems © 2010 History of Healthcare Delivery • Why is studying the history of healthcare delivery important? o To understand how healthcare improvements are based on previous developments o To understand the forces that affect the U.S. healthcare system o To understand how the current U.S. healthcare system evolved o To understand how changes in the healthcare system affect health information technology and HIM practice © 2010 History of Healthcare Delivery (continued) • North America’s first hospitals • Standardization of medical practice o American Medical Association o American Association of Medical Colleges o Flexner’s report on medical education o State licensing of physicians and surgeons o Emergence of medical specialties and subspecialties © 2010 History of Healthcare Delivery (continued) • Standardization of nursing practice o American Nurses Association o State licensing of nurses o Registration and certification of nurses and nurse practitioners © 2010 History of Healthcare Delivery (continued) • Standardization of hospital practice o American College of Surgeons (ACS) o Minimum Standards and Hospital Standardization Program o State licensing of hospitals o Voluntary accreditation of hospitals: Joint Commission © 2010 Professionalization of Allied Health • AMA’s definition of allied health practitioners as health professionals (other than physicians, nurses, and other clinicians) who have received a certificate or an academic degree in a healthcare- related science © 2010 Professionalization of Allied Health (continued) • Allied health disciplines...
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2011 for the course HIM 410 taught by Professor Loishitchcock during the Fall '11 term at Ill. Chicago.

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HIM Ch02 - © 2010 Health Information Management: Concepts,...

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