Practice Management has become a specialty area of management. Challenges encountered in the health industry are often unique; the tension between public funding versus private enterprise, government influence and funding compliance. These challenges require the Practice Manager to have a wide set of skills and knowledge in general business management plus a thorough understanding of economics particular to the health industry.
A survey identified that education needed to be:
To achieve an internationally recognised standard of education, it is imperative PMAANZ align their educational requirements with a recognised educational organisation which is representative of management and the work of managers in New Zealand.
To this end, PMAANZ and the New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) have developed two health practice management qualifications: the NZIM Certificate in Practice Management (Health) and the NZIM Diploma in Practice Management (Health). These qualifications are NZQA approved and available now.
The NZIM Certificate in Practice Management (Health) is designed for managers and administrators new to study or those new to practice management. Along with continuing education and a code of conduct, the NZIM Diploma in Practice Management (Health) can be the benchmark standard in Practice Management and lead to registration as a professional Practice Manager.
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