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How Medical Assistants Make Online Appointments Run Smoothly

While telemedicine technology has been available for years, telehealth appointments have drastically increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports that telehealth visits increased from about 840,000 in 2019 to over 50 million in 2020. Evidence suggests that medical assistants play a part in the success of

What Is a Medical Administrative Assistant?

A medical assistant is a healthcare professional who helps doctors and nurses provide patient care. Medical assistants work in all kinds of settings, from hospitals and urgent care facilities to family practices and specialist offices. Medical assistants often are cross-trained to perform both administrative and clinical duties. Prism Career Institute trains medical assistants at its

Top 27 Medical Terms Every Medical Assistant Should Know

Medical assistants work in every type of medical specialty and learn terminology for each setting. Students in Philadelphia PA, as well as Cherry Hill and Egg Harbor, NJ, study both wide-ranging medical terminology and practical skills used in patient care at Prism Career Institute. Here are 27 medical terms that every medical assistant should know.

Understanding Ethical Standards for Medical Assistants

When graduates of medical assisting programs, such as that offered at Prism Career Institute campuses in Cherry Hill and Egg Harbor, NJ as well as Philadelphia, PA, begin working with patients, they have a thorough grounding in the ethics of their profession. Whether they work in a hospital, urgent care clinic, or physician’s office, they

Evidence-Based Practice: What Every Nursing Student Needs to Know

In healthcare, providing the highest quality of care and administering the most effective treatments is the main objective. To do so, evidence-based practice is used in many settings. In the Practical Nursing Program offered in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by Prism Career Institute, nursing students gain a well-rounded education before entering the field. Here, we

What Are Electronic Medical Records and How Do They Relate To Medical Assistants?

Digitized medical records have helped change and improve the healthcare industry. This modern recordkeeping method has improved the quality of care, reduced medical errors, and improved communication among providers. As part of their administrative duties, medical assistants work closely with these records to ensure patients receive proper, efficient care. Prism Career Institute, offering medical assistant

HIPAA: Understanding Patient Confidentiality and How It Relates to Medical Assistants

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has helped change the healthcare industry by ensuring sensitive health information is shared securely. Medical assistants need to be aware of HIPAA laws to ensure their patients’ information is handled properly. Prism Career Institute offers a comprehensive medical assistant program in Cherry Hill and Egg Harbor townships,

4 Tips to Make LPN Training Easier

Studying for your licensed practical nursing (LPN) exam is time-consuming, but it’s a necessary part of your training as a practical nursing student. At Prism Career Institute, we strive to help our students succeed and reach their true potential, and we understand how tough it can be to balance work, school, and social life. Here,

Career Path Advancement Options for Medical Assistants

Whether you’re a medical assistant looking to step into a leadership role or looking to become an instructor to new medical assisting students, there are opportunities for all medical assistants to advance and thrive in a long-term career. Prism Career Institute offers a comprehensive Medical Assistant training program to better prepare our students for the

How to Build Experience as an Entry-Level Medical Assistant

Congratulations – you’ve decided to pursue a career as a medical assistant. You may be wondering how you can gain experience that will help you land the job of your dreams. Medical assistants are healthcare professionals who work alongside doctors and nurses in a wide range of clinical settings. If you’re not sure how to

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