Career Paths: Options for Health Information Grads

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With a projected 21% growth from 2010 to 2020 in the number of Health Information Specialists according to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are opportunities for new graduates who are interested in this line of work. Now is a great time to get started on your career in this field. Health Information Specialists are responsible for managing and organizing patient health data content along with updating patient records with health-related information, including diagnoses and medical insurance claim documents. Once you graduate from a Health Information program, the skills you will have acquired during your training will prepare you for a career in a hospital, physician’s office, clinic, or other medical facility. Career paths for Health Information Technology grads include: Medical Office Specialist – Responsible for a variety of administrative and patient care tasks that vary depending on the office size and nature of the practice. Data Analyst – Work…

5 Tips to Help Healthcare Professionals Stay Healthy at Work

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In most roles in the medical field, at some point you will find yourself in close proximity to a patient who is feeling under the weather, and who may even be contagious. Throughout the year, and especially during cold and flu season, it’s important to keep these helpful tips in mind to stay healthy at work. 1. One of the best things you can do to stay healthy at work is to wash your hands often and wash them well. Viruses that you pick up on your hands are often even more infectious than those that are airborne from a patient’s sneeze or cough. It is also a good idea to keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer at your desk or in the pocket of your scrubs, and to keep your hands away from your face. 2. Get plenty of sleep. By getting seven to eight hours of sleep…