Why Is Math Important In Healthcare

AH1200 Course Final
Jamee` Hall
Charter College Abstract The importance of math skills and the different types and reasons that math would be used on a daily basis are what I’ll be covering within my paper. Math is essential for healthcare professionals in many ways from vital signs, to the growth or lack of growth of patients. Recording and maintaining medical record information such as the vital signs, medications, payments etc., is a huge part of math in healthcare. Without truly understanding basic math skills healthcare workers will not be able to accurately convert medications and cause errors. Knowing and understanding how to covert fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions etc. are all skills that also tie
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If done correctly, it eliminates long waiting times for patients and unscheduled time for health care personnel. In most health care agencies, appointments are kept on record by computer. The computer automatically locates the next available time and date, provides a record of appointments already scheduled, can be programmed to schedule a set block of time for a particular procedure, and prints out copies of the daily schedule. It is important to understand the basic principles of scheduling. Computerized scheduling can be very efficient and convenient, but an alternate system must exist in case the computer system crashes or is not functioning correctly. Appointment books are used for manual scheduling. It is vital to know what block of time each line …show more content…
An account can be defined as a financial record of charges, payments made, and amounts due. A charge is a fee charged for a service. A payment is an amount of money paid by patient or client. A current balance is the amount still owed by the patient or client and is often classified as accounts receivable. Most healthcare agencies use a computerized bookkeeping system, with backup systems in place to safeguard and to protect patient information. Even though computerized systems can calculate financial transactions, the healthcare worker must still understand the basic principle of billing, which requires math skills. Checks, deposit slips, and receipts must be completed correctly because they provide a record of financial transactions. A check is a written order for payment of money through a bank. A deposit Slip is a record of money that is deposited in a bank or financial institution. A receipt is a record of money or goods received. If a person makes a payment, a receipt can be given to the person as proof of

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