Medical Apps for Allied Health Professionals

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With the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets, it seems like there is an app for everything. In recent years, apps have even begun to play a role in patient care. From EHR apps that allow healthcare providers to track patient information to medical news apps that provide a searchable database of the latest in healthcare news and guidelines, there are countless apps available that healthcare workers can use in the workplace to help them diagnose, treat, and monitor their patients. Here is a small sampling of some of the most popular medical apps on the market: Epocrates Epocrates is an app providing reliable drug, disease, and diagnostic information. With thousands of drug monographs, a drug-drug interaction checker, a pill identifier, and much more, it acts as a fantastic drug reference. Premium versions of Epocrates provide additional features, including alternative medications, billing codes, disease information, and more. DrawMD This app…

Growing Jobs in the Healthcare Industry

Categories: Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare is projected to generate roughly 28% of all new jobs created in the United States by 2020. In the 2010-20 projections, healthcare is expected to grow by 33%, or 5.7 million new jobs. The growth of the healthcare industry, which is primarily made up of private and public hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and individual and family services, is driven by the aging population and longer life expectancies, as well as new advancements in treatments and technologies. Of those occupations in the U.S. that are growing at the quickest pace, many are related to healthcare. Both Dental Assisting and Medical Assisting jobs are expected to increase by 31% through 2020. In addition to an aging population that will require more medical care, the rising cost of healthcare is causing more medical tasks to be delegated in order to keep costs down.…

National Hospital Week

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National Hospital Week is just around the corner! From May 12 through May 18, health professionals everywhere will be celebrating the nation’s largest healthcare event. National Hospital Week is a celebration of history, technology, and the dedicated professionals that make healthcare facilities across America renowned for being excellent places to receive care and treatment. National Hospital Week is also a time to recognize hardworking hospital staff, and to promote the mission of health and well-being. With celebrations beginning in 1921, National Hospital Week began when a magazine editor in Chicago suggested that more information about hospitals might help to alleviate public fears about the healthcare system. Since then, the celebration has succeeded in promoting both trust and goodwill among members of the public. Hospitals across the country are encouraged to plan activities throughout the week to recognize and celebrate the quality care that their staffs provide. All professionals in the…

The Benefits of Earning Your Degree in Medical Assisting

Categories: Medical Assisting

Thinking about a career in the rewarding field of Medical Assisting? While earning your degree isn’t a requirement for working as a Medical Assistant, choosing a training program that leads to a degree in Medical Assisting can offer advantages for program graduates. A degree in Medical Assisting can potentially give you a leg up on the competition during the job interview process. Your longer training period may also set you apart from those who hold either diplomas or certificates, and make you a more appealing candidate when it comes time to hire for a Medical Assisting position. While degree programs require more credit hours and take more time to complete than diploma or certificate programs, the additional coursework and general education classes results in a thorough, well-rounded education. At Arizona College, our Medical Assisting degree program includes courses specific to the field of Medical Assisting, as well as general education…

A Day in the Life: Get the Inside Scoop on Working in Allied Health from AZ College Grads

Categories: Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician

Ever wondered what it would be like to spend your days as a Health Information Specialist? Maybe it’s Massage Therapy that interests you? From Medical Assisting to Phlebotomy, there’s never been a more fascinating time to consider pursuing a career in healthcare. Maybe you’ve even considered working in the medical field before, but weren’t quite sure what program would be right for you? To help you learn more, and to continue connecting our community of students and alumni, Arizona College is excited to launch a new content series, A Day in the Life, bringing you an insider’s perspective on careers and job paths available through our programs in allied health, directly from former Arizona College graduates. We’ve connected with recent graduates to find out what they’ve done with their training, and what a typical day looks like in each of their chosen fields. Read first-person accounts for all the details…