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Desk Yoga for Medical Administrative Assistants

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Working as a medical administrative assistant means spending large periods of time in front of a computer or sitting in an office chair. While filing all of those patient reports might be vital to the running of the healthcare provider you work for, it’s not so good for your back. So, if you find yourself falling into the typical office hunch and the back and shoulder pain that comes with it, here are some yoga poses you can do at your desk to help relieve the tension. Seated Crescent Moon The crescent moon pose works by eliciting a deep stretch..


3 Frequently Asked Questions About Online Education

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Online career training has become more common than ever before and many hundreds of thousands of people use online learning to qualify for their future career opportunities every year.    However, unlike the traditional education structure we’re all familiar with, many people still have some questions about how online education works. To help clear things up, today we’ll be answering three of the most frequently asked questions about online education. Is There a Difference Between Traditional Courses and Courses Designed for Online Study? Absolutely there is!    Teaching a class online and learning online both have different benefits to traditional..


4 Tips for Expediting Virtual Meetings

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With the current emphasis on social distancing, business meetings are one of the areas where businesses are able to limit personal interactions by moving meetings into an online space. However, conducting a productive virtual meeting successfully can be challenging, given the variables involved. In this article, we’ll be looking at what those challenges are and what potential solutions there are to them. Using the Right Platform  There are a myriad of platforms to conduct virtual meetings on to choose from, with some of the more well know options being Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, and Google Hangouts. However, narrowing down that..


What Does a Medical Administrative Assistant Do?

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Medical Administrative Assistants are normally the first line when it comes to meeting and greeting patients but their responsibilities, and their importance towards healthcare providers, are far more substantial than just a secretarial role.    In this article, we’ll be looking at the responsibilities of the medical administrative assistant and how you can become one. What Is a Medical Administrative Assistant? Unlike a medical assistant, which is a clinical role, a medical administrative assistant does not assist in medical procedures, but rather takes care of the administrative functions of the healthcare providers fo which they work, be that a large..


What Skills Do Employers Look for in a Medical Administrative Assistant?

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Compared to other administrative roles, working as a medical administrative assistant has certain unique challenges.    While many of the issues faced by healthcare facilities are would be recognizable to any administrative assistant, such as the need for prompt and efficient communication, inventory management, effective billing, and information distribution, in the healthcare industry, these issues are directly tied to people’s ongoing good health and, in some cases, their lives.   To fill this vital role, employers in the healthcare sector look for people with certain skill sets, and, in this article, we’ll be looking at which skills they value the..


5 Non-clinical Healthcare Career to Consider

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Not everyone working in the medical sector has to be involved in primary care. All healthcare providers thrive as much on logistics and administration as much as they do on the skills of their care providers.    After all, even the best doctor cannot provide effective care if they don’t have the medicines or equipment they need. So, if you are considering a career in the healthcare sector, but want an option that isn’t clinical, here are 5 to consider. Marketing and Communications If you have a flair for engaging other people and communicating in a clear and effective way..


The Importance of Washing Your Hands

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With COVID-19 outbreaks in roughly 50 countries around the world, one of the most consistent pieces of advice from healthcare professionals and organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is that washing your hands is one of the key measures that can slow the spread of this deadly outbreak.   However, the simple fact is that you’re probably not washing your hands correctly. Why Hand Washing Matters Review of the research carried out into the previous MERS and SARS outbreaks, viruses which have some similarities to the current COVID-19 epidemic, have..


Do Face Masks Actually Work?

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As the number of cases of coronavirus in the US has jumped to 88 and the total number of novel coronavirus cases in the United States jumped by two dozen over the weekend, there has been a scramble to obtain apparently virus-blocking face masks.   However, epidemiologists and infectious disease experts have called the usefulness of these masks into questions, so, in this article, we’ll be looking at how effective face masks are and how those working in patient face roles in the US healthcare sector can protect themselves from this new viral outbreak. So, Do Face Masks Actually Work?..


What is the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Exam?

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The American medical system is facing a shortage of medical administrative assistants brought on by the increased healthcare needs of an aging population.   By the year 2030, it is estimated that the population of people over the age of 65 will outnumber the population of people under the age of 18.   This need for medical administrative assistants makes now a great time to consider a career in that field, but, with more and more medical administrative assistants coming on to the job market, it can make it harder for you to stand out.    That’s where becoming a..


The Difference Between a Coroner and a Forensic Pathologist

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One of the areas of medicine that many people do not consider when planning their career is the care for the deceased. Most of us roughly understand what a morgue is and that someone is present to look after the dead and potentially perform an autopsy, but, due mainly to crime dramas portraying them homogenously, many could not tell you the difference between a Coroner and a Forensic Pathologist. In this article, we will be shedding light on an area of medicine that is vital to the care of the approximately 7,452 people who die every day in the United..