Arizona College implements new Electronic Medical/Health Record Software Program

Categories: Medical Billing and Coding, Uncategorized

Have you ever heard of the term Electronic Medical Record or Electronic Health Record (EMR/EHR)?  If you have been to a doctor’s office or hospital recently, chances are your health information has been processed using this technology.  So what exactly is EMR/EHR?  According to The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is comprised of many components that work together to capture, create, share, maintain and store an accurate and complete patient health record. There are various systems, applications, standards and specifications that must be in place in order to meet the goal of true interoperability. The Health Information (Medical Billing & Coding) field is excited about the incoming Electronic Medical/Health (EMR/EHR) records requirements from the U.S. Government.  On February 17, 2009 the $787 billion, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law by the federal government. Included in this law is $19.2 billion intended…

Kick-start your Career with the Career Services Department

Categories: Career Services

Arizona College has a Career Services Department that provides many services for you as a student during your educational journey. We feel that the relationship our students have with their Career Services Coordinator is crucial.  It is important to get to know your Career Services Coordinator toward the beginning of your enrollment and to keep in contact.  The Career Services Coordinator is the students “wing man” to help in important tasks throughout their program.  Career Services assists the students in many ways, including: Assign externship sites Review cover letters, resumes and reference documents Conduct mock job interviews Offer employment and interviewing technique tips Provide leads for job openings and arrange interviews as applicable Assist in the general job search process for all graduates Add to and refine our network Partners across the valley that provide externships and employment to our students and graduates Almost every quarter, the Career Services team…

What is the difference between a RN and LPN?

Categories: Nursing

Are you thinking about the possibility of having a rewarding career a Nurse?  Are you curious about the difference between a Registered Nurse (RN) and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)?  What about pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) as opposed to an Associates Degree?  Often times, many people do not know that the profession of a “nurse” has a hierarchy of various levels, and what education and job responsibilities are associated with each classification. The RN’s main responsibility is to ensure that the patient’s needs are being met and that they are receiving the proper medical treatment in a safe environment.  The RN takes verbal and written orders directly from a physician and works under minimal supervision.  Depending on the work environment, a RN typically performs the following: Assesses, analyzes, evaluates and documents patient conditions and symptoms Creates treatment plans with other members of the healthcare team Communicates…

Arizona College Observes Memorial Day 2014

Categories: Uncategorized

Arizona College is pleased to announce that we will be observing Memorial Day, in a unique way, on Thursday, May 22nd (for evening students/staff) and Friday, May 23rd (for day students/staff).  All Arizona College Veterans are encouraged to wear a t-shirt representing their branch of service. Any student or staff member who would like to observe Memorial Day, but was not in the armed forces, and who donates $2 (which will be given to the United States Veterans Initiative) will be able to wear a red t-shirt on Thursday, May 22nd (for evening students/staff) and Friday, May 23rd (for day students/staff).

The Benefits of Massage Therapy

Categories: Massage Therapy

Once thought of as a luxury service, massage therapy has recently been redefined.  Massage therapy offers a wide variety of proven health and medical benefits vs. just a “pampering” experience.  These days, massage therapy is viewed upon as a medical modality, which is being offered in various settings outside the typical spa.  Businesses, clinics, hospitals and even airports are now offering massage therapy services!  Massage therapy is a very rewarding career, often with a flexible work schedule.