Q.3 Explain the process of material management in a hospital. Answer: Overview of material management :
Materials management is an important issue for healthcare systems because it influences clinical and financial outcomes. Before selecting, adapting and implementing leading or optimized practices, a good understanding of processes and activities has to be developed. In real applications, the information flows and business strategies involved are different from hospital to hospital, depending on context, culture and available resources; it is therefore difficult to find a comprehensive and exhaustive description of processes, even more so a clear formalization of them.
Processes and Explanation : 1. Purchasing:
Q.4 Discuss in brief the planning, design and staffing of a billing department in a hospital. Answer :Brief outline of billing department:
The decision on how to bill, file insurance claims, document these claims, and finally to collect on these claims is one of the most important decisions a Hospitalist practice will make, second only to selecting the best physicians to practice as Hospitalists. Good billing services can make the difference between success and failure of your program.
Explanation of planning billing department :
Some hospitals have set up well-run Management Services Organizations (MSOs) or have retooled their billing departments to meet physician
Q.5 Discuss the managerial skills required to be possessed by a health service manager. Answer : 3 categories of managerial skills :
A manager's role is varied and complex. Managers need certain skills to perform the duties and activities associated for being a manager. There are three basic skills : 1. Management skills 2. Communication skills 3. Conceptual skills
Healthcare managers plan, coordinate