EPIC Module 8
Managing Care in the Changing Practice Environment

"Preparation for managed care" means different things to different people, from learning how to conform to a structured practice environment in a specific managed care organizaiton to acquiring knowledge of abstract principles of health care finance to learning the clinical management of a patient population. We are most concerned here with describing preparation fo the day-to-day clinical life of practitioners as they manage the care of their patiens, who may be enrolled in a wide variety of health care plans. As Berwick has pointed out, "only those who provide care can in the end change care" (1994, p.797).

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Learning Objectives:
  • Articulate a rationale for teaching managing care in a changing practice environment.

  • Develop student learning objectives in the area of managing care.

  • Design activities and identify resources for teaching students how to manage care in the changing practice environment.