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Trends in Healthcare

Mr. G’s Trends in Healthcare

Acupuncture Chinese medicine treatment in which tiny needles are inserted into specific points in the body to alleviate pain and relieve various physical, mental and emotional conditions.
Alternative Medicine Health care systems, practices and products that have not traditionally been performed by practitioners of western medicine; practices used instead of conventional medicine.
Assisted Living Residence Facility that provides housing, meals, and personal care to individuals who need help with daily living activities but do not need daily nursing care.
Chiropractic Health care practice based on the belief that pressure on the nerves leaving the spinal column causes pain and dysfunction of the body part served by that nerve.
Complementary medicine Health care practices, products, and approaches to health care that have not traditionally been performed in conventional medical offices; practices used together with conventional medicine.
Gene therapy The insertion of normal DNA into cells to correct a genetic defect or to treat certain diseases.
Genomic medicine Personalized medical care that uses a patients unique combination of genes and chromosome to prevent illness and maintain health.
Holistic health Your overall state of wellness on all levels of your being: physical, emotional, mental,and spiritual. It covers the health of your entire being and extends to your resources, environment, and relationships.
Homeopathy A health care practice that is based on the idea that "like cures like." Disorders are treated with very small amounts of the natural substances that cause symptoms of the same disorder in healthy people.
Hospice A facility or service that offers palliative (relieves but does not cure) care and support to dying patients and their families.
Integrative medicine Combines treatments from conventional medicine with complementary and/or alternative medicine for which there is high quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness; also call integrated medicine.
Cost Containment Means of trying to control the rising cost of health care
Diagnostic Related Groups Under this plan, patients with certain diagnoses who are admitted to hospitals are classified in one payment group.
Outpatient Services Person not admitted to the hospital, but receives same kind of care.
Energy Conservation Monitoring the use of energy to control costs and conserve resources.
Home Health Care Provides nursing, therapy, personal care or housekeeping services in the patient's own home
Geriatric Care Heath care for the elderly
Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act Requires states to establish training and competency evaluation programs for nursing and geriatric assistants.
Telemedicine Involves the use of video, audio, and computer systems to provide medical or health care service.
Wellness Healthy with a balance of physical, mental, and social health.
Regenerative Medicine A form, of medical care that creates living tissue to replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, injury or birth disorder.
Nanotechnology A field of science that manipulates atoms and molecules to create devices that are thousands of times smaller than current technologies allow.
Holistic Health Care Care that promotes physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual well-being by treating the whole body, mind and spirit.
Pandemic An outbreak of a disease over a wide geographic area and affects a high proportion of the population.
3D printing A process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material.
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