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Have you ever wondered who provides treatment and clinical services to patients at hospitals and other health care centres? Doctors and Nurses, obviously. Give it a thought, are they enough for the smooth running of hospitals? The answer is a big No.
Behind every functional healthcare delivery system such as hospitals or medical centres, there is a Health Care Manager working hard.
Healthcare Management includes the administrative and non-clinical functions at hospitals and other health care facilities like patient admission and discharge management, finance and marketing, general administration and public relations.
Health Service managers are responsible for planning, directing, supervising healthcare delivery in an entire facility such as a hospital or a single department. They are also called Health care Managers or Administrators.
They are experts in financial, legal and organizational knowledge that allows the doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to perform their job effectively and efficiently by following healthcare policy and law regulations.
Health Service Managers use their unique combination of skills to communicate with other health care professionals and also with patients and their families.
The following are some of the job titles of health care managers:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected employment rate for health service managers is around 20% that is faster than the average growth rate for other occupations between 2016 and 2026. In 2018, BLS reported an annual median salary of $99,730 yearly.
The health care industry in India is expected to reach a $372 billion market by 2022. This industry encompasses hospitals, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics labs etc. The hospitals which are a part of the healthcare industry are expected to grow at a rate of 16-17% annually. This growth will add thousands of jobs in hospital management and health services.
Almost 72% of health service management posts are occupied by women which are making this career path accustomed to women in leadership positions.
– Samiya Firdous