Health Care Management Class Reflection

Health Care Management Class Reflection

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Health Care Management Class Reflection

When I first started on my career path to become a health care manager, I had just finished my Associates of Arts, Medical Billing and Coding degree, so I felt that I pretty much knew what I was getting into. After finishing this course, I realize now just how misinformed I was. While I’ve been a part of both the medical field and management teams, I’ve never been a part of them together, making it difficult to truly understand how much organization and control goes into being a great health care manager and running a team of medical professionals, or a department even.

Looking Back

During week one, we were taught the difference between a leader and a manager, an answer that I was not aware existed. To me, a health care manager was someone who ran the office, much as any ordinary manager would do, but there would be patient privacy and billing to consider. Before class began, I was unsure of what my future career was going to consist of, aside from the paperwork aspect of it. During these subsequent weeks, I have learned the breakdown and ins and outs of what it means to be a health care manager. As instructed, I looked over the week one assignment and reviewed the answers I had given to what I thought a healthcare manager was and what their responsibilities would be. After having completed week five, and the other four, I feel that I have a much better grasp and in-depth understanding of what it means to be a manager and what the responsibility of maintaining a productive and well-oiled team entails.

Looking Forward

I think even though this course is coming to a close, there are still area that I could improve on. For example, while I am a rather organized person, its quite another thing to effectively organize a team and lead them toward productivity. This class did help me understand what goes into the team organization process, but there is always room for improvement. I think, though, that I will have to gain that improvement skill through hands-on learning and trial and error experience, to develop what styles truly work for me.

Conclusion

Overall, I feel much more confident in myself and my ability to lead and manage my own team in a health care setting in the future. Because this class has taught me so much and steered me in the right direction, that I will be able to refer back to my notes from each week and that they will be able to continue to guide me, and in turn guide my team one day.