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ROLES OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS 2
Introduction
Healthcare professionals play a critical role in the healthcare sector. They make sure that
patients have the chance to receive health care services. Mostly, health professionals work in
hospitals and community health settings where they perform healthcare activities like patient
assessment, diagnosis, prescription of medication, and providing patient education. However,
healthcare professionals' roles are categorized based on the level of education and expertise that a
person possesses. For example, nurses and physicians may have different roles, but at the end of
it all, there is only one goal, which is caring for the patient. Traditionally, healthcare workers
worked in silos. That is, every healthcare professional concentrated on his/her work without having
the desire to know what others were doing. Patient information gathered in particular healthcare
departments never reached other departments. However, new modifications in the modern
healthcare system have caused healthcare professionals' work environment to change from silos to
value-based care. As a result, healthcare workers are experiencing new contemporary roles in
health care.
How Value-Based System May Improve Healthcare System
It has not been long since the United States started to transition from volume-based to
value-based care. The former became difficult in the modern world as patients continued to
demand quality but cheaper healthcare services. In volume-based care, patients pay healthcare
providers charges based on the services given rather than the achieved outcome. As a result, this
system concentrates on profit rather than the quality of care. It also makes the healthcare providers
measure their success based on the number of patients served rather than the number of patients
who have healed. The disadvantage of volume-based care is that it does not promote collaboration
in healthcare. It adopts the silos model where a healthcare provider does not work along with other

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Running head: ROLES OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS Roles of Healthcare Professionals Name Institution Affiliation Date 1 ROLES OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS 2 Introduction Healthcare professionals play a critical role in the healthcare sector. They make sure that patients have the chance to receive health care services. Mostly, health professionals work in hospitals and community health settings where they perform healthcare activities like patient assessment, diagnosis, prescription of medication, and providing patient education. However, healthcare professionals' roles are categorized based on the level of education and expertise that a person possesses. For example, nurses and physicians may have different roles, but at the end of it all, there is only one goal, which is caring for the patient. Traditionally, healthcare workers worked in silos. That is, every healthcare professional concentrated on his/her work without having the desire to know what others were doing. Patient information gathered in particular healthcare departments never reached other departments. However, new modifications in the modern healthcare system have caused healthcare professionals' work environment to change from silos to value-based care. As a result, healthcare workers are experiencing new contemporary roles in health care. How Value-Based System May Improve Healthcare System It has not been long since the United States started to transition from volume-based to value-based care. The former ...
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