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Physician’s Lab—A Medical Assistant’s Guide

Medical testing may be a lifesaving procedure for your patients. It is important to keep strict quality control and quality assurance standards while obtaining specimens, transporting them, and obtaining the test results. There are mistakes that happen that can result in poor results, including mishandled specimens and paperwork mix-ups. A test may have been administered …

The Medical Assistant’s Guide to an EKG Exam and the Cardio System

Did you know that employment for medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics? One of the special skills a medical assistant learns in a medical assisting program is administering a EKG exam. Testing for cardiovascular disorders with electrocardiography (EKG or ECG) is …

Is My Password Secure? Guide to Authentication Protocols

The use of passwords is essential in today’s world, from using your computer to accessing Wi-Fi. However, you should be careful with your personal and business information because hackers want to get your password. Since 2005, over one billion records have been exposed by hackers, according to the Identity Theft Resources Center. It is reported …

What Are the Capabilities of an EMR System?

Despite the benefits of electronic medical records (EMR) systems, their adoption in the United States has been slow over the last ten years. Fortunately, by 2014, 74.1% of office-based physicians had a certified electronic medical records system, according to the 2014 National Electronic Health Record Survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). …

Health Information Management Guide to High-Quality Data

There are almost 300 million individuals with health insurance in the United States, according to CNBC. Further, Canadian Science Publishing reports that more than 2.5 million new scientific papers are published each year. All this means is that patient data needs to be of the highest quality to help with patient care. Although patient data …

Top Ways Technology Is Changing the Role of Medical Assistants

The role of a medical assistant is varied and challenging. As with other jobs in the medical field, medical assisting is constantly evolving. Technology has been one of the most instrumental catalysts for change in the medical field. In this article, you’ll learn more about the top ways technology has improved the work experience and …

What You Need to Know About Becoming a Web Developer

Want to become a web developer? You will need to know about the process a web developer goes through to complete a website. There are steps a web developer follows to build a website. First, the web developer should determine how the website should function and how it should look. During the idea generation phase …

Expanding Role of Medical Assistants in Patient Care

Medical assistants are invaluable workers in health care. In the coming decade, the job outlook points upward, with the number of medical assistants in the United States projected to grow by 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As health care evolves into a more patient-centered model, many …

5 Reasons to Learn Multiple Programming Languages

Are you interested in becoming a web coding specialist? Starting to learn programming languages but not sure where to begin? In this article, you will learn a few of the different programming languages taught in many vocational school web coding classes and five reasons to learn multiple programming languages. Programming Languages Programming languages are used …