What Are the Different Medical Assistant Specialties?

Interested in knowing more about medical assistant specialties? Ready to take a medical assistant program at a vocational school? There are many different medical assistant specialties that are available outside of family practice and primary care physicians’ offices. With a little bit of experience, medical assistants may be able to get a job in the …

Medical Office Telephone Etiquette

The telephone is one of the most important pieces of communication equipment and is often the first interaction a patient will have with a physician’s office. When patients call the physician’s office, they expect the medical office administrative assistant’s undivided attention. Since the medical office administrative assistant doesn’t know who is on the other end …

Jobs for Computer Technician Networking Graduates

Employment for computer support and networking specialists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Almost every company, big or small, will need computer technician networking specialists to manage their company’s computer infrastructure, electronic equipment, networks, and computer software. Industries that are booming will need …

Patient Medical History and Interview Guide

Eighty-three percent of adults have had some contact with a health care professional in the past year. Fifty-two percent of those visits were with their primary care physician, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The most frequent reason for patients to visit their primary care physicians is to receive medication. That …

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 about 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 is …

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 …