As a health care administrator, how important is having the ability to read medical charts and reports?

As a health care administrator, how important is having the ability to read medical charts and reports?

Assignment: Health care Administrator

Discussion Questions consists of:

DQ 1: Please post a 150-300-word response to the following discussion question by clicking on Reply. As a health care administrator, how important is having the ability to read medical charts and reports? Why can abbreviations in charts be a cause of concern? How would you ensure that your staff and other health care professionals are proficient in medical abbreviations and terminology?

DQ 2: This discussion question is an audio discussion. Begin the debate and leave it open for your classmates to debate with you. As a part of this debate, you will talk about patient reference, patient report, or health coverage problems. You should also provide a written transcript of all your replies. Your part of the debate should reflect the following criteria:

Be saved in an audio file and posted as a link in the article. Incorporate a written transcript. Use a minimum of 3 suitable and precise medical terms from this week

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