Mastering Daily BA Challenges: Educating the Client About Expectations (and avoid Misconceptions!)

Mastering Daily BA Challenges: Educating the Client About Expectations (and avoid Misconceptions!)

Usually we focus on educating ourselves as business analysts, learning all about the the client and their products and services etc, improving our requirements processes, and so on...but now let's take a few moments to talk about educating the client.

Just because a client has "been around forever" and has been through many projects, we shouldn't assume that they really understand what we business analysts do, or why we do it.

There's lots of possible reasons for this:

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Medical Terminology for Healthcare Business Analysts

A.K.A. Medical Lingo and Other Hieroglyphics

Learning the vocabulary and key phrases of the industry you are working in, or want to work in, will help you understand the relationships between the concepts being discussed, the issues to be solved, and the goals of the project.

Join us as we discuss the what, how, why, and where of learning the medical terminology that you'll need when you work as a BA in healthcare!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave them below - we love to hear from you!!

And here are the links we mentioned:

iOS

Taber’s Medical Dictionary: Over 65,000 terms, 1,200 photos, 32,000 audio pronunciations, 100+ videos, and more than 600 patient-care statements.

https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=301866347&mt=8

 

Psych Terms: This medical dictionary is a pocket glossary for psychology, psychiatry and mental health.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/psych-terms-medical-dictionary/id324374985?mt=8

 

Medical Terminology and Abbreviations: A list of abbreviations, prefixes and suffixes to help you understand complex medical terms.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/medical-terminology-abbreviations/id576236045?mt=8

 

Med Term Scramble: A free game that lets you test your knowledge of medical terms. Over 30 word lists to choose from. The app is also available for Android devices.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/med-term-scramble/id590745869?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Android:

Learn Medical Terminology: This app contains lists of prefixes, roots and suffixes. You’ll also discover links to other free interactive medical terminology exercises and e-learning courses.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_dot_dox.InterActiveMT&hl=en

Medical Terms EN: Learn the most common medical terms, diseases, tests and symptoms. Voice enabled search with word prediction and smart options let you narrow search results to abbreviations.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.ipix.LexMedEN

Medical Terminology Flashcards: You can create your own decks and cards or just use the pre-made ones.The app lets you mark cards as “correct” or “incorrect” to help track progress.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=simpletree.flashmt

Medical Terminologies: Medical dictionary with common and uncommon words, terms and phrases. Works offline.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.medicalgroupsoft.medical.directorymedtermsmultilang.free

Med Term Scramble: A medical variation of Scramble with more than 30 different word lists. The app is also available for iOS.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pe.mts

On the web:

http://www.medilexicon.com/dictionary

Words Matter, Even If We Try To Believe Otherwise

Words Matter, Even If We Try To Believe Otherwise

I always cringe when someone says “I won’t let anything happen to you” - what an awful thing to say to someone. Can you image a life where nothing ever happened? Of course, that's not what they mean. What they are trying to say is that they won't let anything *bad* happen to you.  Which may be unrealistic, but at least has good intentions...

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