Health & Wellness Expo

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On August 24 and 25, allied healthcare students and their families are invited to Scottsdale, Arizona for the annual Health & Wellness Expo. The expo will include two days full of workshops, seminars, breakout areas, and a trade show with dozens of insights about ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle in Arizona. The event also features VIP Nights with a VIP Mixer both Friday and Saturday night from 5:30-7:30 pm. The dinner on Saturday will begin at 7:30 pm. As the details of the training events become available for the expo, they will be posted online at http://www.uofba.com/events. On Saturday, August 24, the event opens at 9:00 am and runs until 4:00 pm; on Sunday, August 25, the event runs from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Tickets for the expo are $20 per person, or you can pick up free tickets at one of the event sponsor’s locations. Those ages…

Arizona College Expansion: Glendale

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Big news for Arizona College’s Glendale campus! Arizona College recently announced that it is re-signing its lease at 4425 W. Olive Avenue and will be expanding the existing campus by 1,000 square feet – adding new and upgraded spaces to its 30,000-square-foot campus. Due to significant growth in the West Valley population, including Glendale and surrounding cities, it made sense to re-sign the lease and expand. The enrollment at this campus currently includes 448 students, and employs 60 staff members that include administration professionals, program directors, and other faculty members. The Glendale campus improvements will include renovating the existing campus space while expanding, remodeling, and modernizing the student lounge, restrooms, and the Admissions and Financial Aid office waiting areas. With plans in the final process and soon to be submitted to the City of Glendale for final approval, the completion of these renovations is expected by the end of the year. Interested in…

Importance of Networking

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We have all heard the common phrase that getting started in your career is “all about who you know.” This is very often the case in the allied healthcare industry. Making connections in the allied healthcare world can greatly benefit you in the future and networking with people in various specialties can help you when you least expect it. As you begin a job hunt in the allied healthcare world, keep these five tips in mind to boost your networking efforts:Networking and job hunting should always go hand in hand. When employers are hiring, they typically start by asking existing staff if they know anyone that they can refer. When a referral comes from an existing employee, there is an added level of trust as the candidate has already been pre-screened. It can also save the employer the time and energy of a lengthy job hunt. 1. Attend College sponsored…

The Pros and Cons of Electronic Health Records

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EHR, or Electronic Health Records, are currently being implemented in many areas of the American healthcare system. This is important because as the use of EHR becomes more and more prevalent, healthcare professionals such as Medical Assistants will be increasingly expected to utilize electronic health records as part of their day-to-day responsibilities. It may be required for all hospitals and offices to have EHR fully installed eventually and all patients to have their personal health records digitized. And while this system means information can be shared between health-care settings, it does raise some concerns as well. Pros: EHR can dramatically reduce medical prescription errors, of which there are millions each year in the United States. When physicians make a referral, they are able to easily forward the patient’s complete medical record and share their comments. Reduced appointment wait time due to EHR’s easy sharing capabilities. Access for patients to view…

Blood-Free Jobs in Allied Health

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If you think that most allied health career paths have too much involvement with blood and bodily fluids for you to handle, you may be in for a surprise. The fact is there are many blood-free jobs in allied health that are equally rewarding, in demand, and may be a better fit for those who become queasy at the sight of blood. Health Information Specialist – this in-demand career path is great for those with strong organization and data management skills. Health Information Technology jobs handle the patient’s electronic medical records and ensure the quality, accuracy and security of all patient data. Pharmacy Technician – those with strong administrative, medical and customer service skills would be a great fit for this technical line of work. Pharmacy Technicians assist pharmacists in dispensing drugs and perform administrative duties critical to help the pharmacy run smoothly. Massage Therapist – in the massage therapy…