Week 1 Health Care Terms Worksheet

Understanding health care terms is a prerequisite for both academic and professional success. This assignment is intended to ensure you understand some of the basic terms used in this course.

Complete the worksheet according to the following guidelines:

· In the space provided, write each term’s definition. You must define the term in your own words.

· In the space provided after each term’s definition, use the term in a sentence as it applies to the health care industry. You may wish to consider the following:

How has it influenced heath care?

What role has the term played as health care developed over the years?

Save the completed worksheet as a Microsoft® Word document with your name in the file name.

Submit the file to your facilitator.

Submitted by: [Type your name here.]

Term Definition Use the term in a sentence as it applies to the health care industry.
Example: Electronic health records Electronic health records are digital forms of entering and storing patient information. My doctor entered the diagnosis into his laptop and told me that the information would go into my electronic health record.
HIPAA
Clinical
Public Health
Accreditation
Ambulatory Care
Inpatient
Outpatient
Information Systems
Health Care Reform
Mental Health

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