Definition - What does Healthcare Provider mean?
A healthcare provider studies, advises, and provides preventative, curative, rehabilitative, and promotional health services. They do this based on an extensive body of theoretical and factual knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and other health problems.
A healthcare provider is also sometimes referred to as a health professional or health practitioner.
Safeopedia explains Healthcare Provider
Healthcare providers consist of a large group of professionals including the following:
Environmental and occupational health and hygiene practitioners, such as occupational hygienists or radiation protection officers, are also considered to be healthcare providers.
Healthcare providers may conduct research on human disorders and illnesses and the ways of treating them.