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What is Competency/Competencies

Encyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training
Sufficiency of skills and/or behaviors to perform in a specified arena, usually professional or work related; a collection of higher order skills that facilitate action and decision making
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Technology Integration and Graduate Health Management Education: A Review of Competency Models and Application to Electronic Medical Records
Grace Reynolds (California State University, USA) and Brenda Freshman (California State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-068-2.ch017
The Commission on the Accreditation of Management Health Education (CAHME) is the accrediting body for graduate programs in Health Care Administration (HCA) in the U.S. CAHME accredited programs must adopt one of several competency models as the foundation for their HCA curriculum. This article looks at problems and opportunities associated with the implementation of EMRs in health care. We then use force field analysis to illustrate how graduate competency models can work in training graduate healthcare administration students to address technology challenges. Integrating both cognitive and affective domains into graduate curricula has proven to be challenging, however, competency areas such as leadership, professionalism, business skills, communication and relationship management, and knowledge of the health care environment are directly relevant to management challenges faced by administrators in implementing EMRs.
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Assessing Teacher Candidates' Professional Competence for Evaluating Teacher Education Programs: The Case of German-Speaking Europe
Knowledge, skill, or attitude that enables an individual to perform the activities of a given profession or function effectively and according to the pertinent norms and principles. Competencies are based on an accepted standard or are used to define such a standard. A standard has usually been attained after the completed acquisition of a specific set of competencies.
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