Electronic Records Create New Jobs

With the advent of electronic health records (EHRs) and all of their related problems, new jobs have emerged, one of which is Health Information Technician (HIT). Health Information Technicians work in healthcare, however they do not generally work directly with patients. HITs assemble patient health information including medical history, symptoms, examination results, diagnostic tests, treatment methods, and all other healthcare provider services. They organize and manage health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security. They may work as medical coders who specialize in coding patient information for reimbursement purposes. They communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals to clarify diagnoses or to obtain additional information. They ensure its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories. Duties include: Review patient records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data Organize and maintain data for clinical databases and registries Track patient outcomes for quality assessment Use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis† Electronically record data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting Protect patients’ health information for confidentiality, authorized access for treatment, and data security Med-Certification HIT Course teaches all about medical terminology, coding, medical records, EHR software, privacy issues, and electronic data analysis. What are average earnings and job potential? According to the Department of Labor, $34,160 is the median annual wage, with specialists making as much as $100,000 a year. Growth rate through 2022 is an astonishing 22%. Certified HITs...

Positive Affirmations

Moving one’s life path from the negative to the positive side of living sounds hard, but simple tools are available to make it happen.  In the teaching process for medical and legal training courses, Med-Certification.com encourages affirmations to begin with the course training, and to become a regular part of the success process of learning new occupational and life skills. What are Positive Affirmations? Positive affirmations are statements of truth in advance. It’s the state you choose to live in now. The thoughts you are thinking right now are, in fact, this moment, creating your future. It is important to choose your thoughts wisely and to use your words wisely. Positive affirmations are positive statements or self-scripts that condition the subconscious mind to begin thinking in a way that is more effective. Affirmations help to alter bad habits, accomplish goals, and may also help undo the damage caused by negative self-talk, those things that we repeatedly tell ourselves (or which others repeatedly tell us) that contribute to a negative self-image ñ things like, I can’t, I suffer fromÖ, my life sucks. Positive affirmations are a tool to use to begin consciously recreating our lives. What Can Affirmations be Used For? Affirmations can be used to change bad habits like smoking, overeating, unhealthy eating. Affirmations can be used to attract things you want more of in your life such as better relationships, money, jobs, etc. Affirmations can be used to change your thoughts about yourself and others. Affirmations can be used to reduce stress and your response to stress. Affirmations can be used to assist in forgiveness and releasing anger....

Resources for Young Job Seekers

Interesting information for young people looking for jobs from Ready Job.org. Good resources are available for training and job-search. It is common knowledge that young workers make up a disproportionate share of the unemployed. They comprise 13 percent of the labor force, but make up 26 percent of the unemployed (1). What’s more: the millennial generation currently has a savings rate of negative 2%. Compare that with the positive savings rate of about 3% for those age 35 to 44, 6% for those 45 to 54, and 13% for those 55 and older (2). How can we help our millennial generation find steady jobs that afford the opportunity to save for the future? At ReadyJob, the website offers marketing and research services to employment-related companies. The primary barriers to effective employment are appropriate job training and ample job opportunities. They offer articles on financial planning, using budgets, borrowing money, searching jobs boards, and workplace rights and benefits. At Med-Certification, seriously consider a career in healthcare. Here at Med-Certification we offer lots of great training for solid careers at very affordable prices. You could be working in a few months. Check out the training courses available here: Great Ideas for Great Futures. Learn and then earn here at...

15 Tips To Help You Decide if a Home Business is For You

Thinking about a Home Business? Here are some ideas to help figure that out. Can a home business really make it big? Absolutely! Consider this little list of people who started at home: Apple Computers, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Domino’s Pizza, Ford Motor Company, Estee Lauder, Lillian Vernon, Reader’s Digest, Nike, Walt Disney, Hallmark, IBM? Bill Gates…Mr Microsoft? I’ve never run a small business and have no formal training. Am I crazy to try? Everybody has to start somewhere. There are no written scripts on what it takes to start a winning venture. Remember the lessons we have provided, start exploring, choose something you will like working at, and know that if you work at it, you will succeed. What is the difference between the service, retail and manufacturing sectors? These three headings are used to categorize business in the United States. All businesses fall into one of these three. Service is selling time and convenience to busy Americans and can range from a car wash to a catering enterprise. A retail business involves a store or selling of merchandise. Manufacturing is our auto industry, or the making of widgets for a giant corporation’s assembly line. Can my kids work in my business? Sure they can. You can pay up to $3000 tax free. If your business doesn’t incorporate, the wages you pay are exempt from Social Security and unemployment taxes (until they reach 18 years of age). What is the “break even point” and how do I calculate it? The break even point is reached when your expenses balances match up with earnings. Your business is not...

Preparing For a Career

Before actually deciding what you want to do, some vital steps are necessary.  Here are a few of them. Skills A skill is “a learned ability to do something well.”  Skills are the currency used by workers.  In the labor market you receive pay in exchange for the skills that you offer and use at work.  Individuals who can describe themselves to a potential employer in terms of their skills are more likely to find the work that they want and enjoy. If you were asked right now to list your skills, what would your list look like? It might be a short list, not because you do not have the skills, but simply because you have never been asked to identify them and are not accustomed to thinking and talking about them. Every person has approximately 700 different skills in their repertoire!!  Most individuals have trouble identifying them and if they do recognize them, they don’t feel right promoting them.  However, you cannot afford this kind of misdirected modesty. Here are the skill types: Realistic Investigative Artistic Helpers Persuaders Organizers Realistic – “Doers” Doers describe themselves as: reliable, self-reliant, competent, stable, straight-forward, honest, natural, practical and thrifty.   Their working style: in interactions with others they prefer to get to the point, do not like lengthy negotiations, want to be know what needs to be done and to be left alone to do the job and do it right the first time. Sample Educational Areas Architectural drafting, construction Civil, Industrial, Mechanical Engineering Criminal Justice Medical Technology (Radiology Technician, for example) Investigative “Thinkers” Thinkers describe themselves as:  Self-determined, intelligent, curious,...

Medical Transcription = Solid Career

Medical transcription is currently undergoing major transformation with the emphasis of electronic health record integration, automation of healthcare operations, and the critical responsibilities involved in protecting personal and medical information. The market related to MT, was 11.16 billion in 2012 and is projected to reach 16 billion by 2019.  The growth factors include the requirements for better and more complete patient records with the focus on higher quality of medical care, improved information to facilitate the billing and reimbursement process, and the sheer numbers of people receiving medical care (the aging of Americans and the Affordable Care Act The majority of the transcription workload is typically outsourced, so that contract services are doing about 65% of the records generated.  Much of the work goes to India and the Philippines (often based on the dramatic difference in payment to the transcriptionists.  The outsourcing process with the need to move digital information through the cyber-world requires very careful management of the technical process to avoid compromising the extremely private nature of the information dictated, transcribed and transmitted. The career remains a solid opportunity to work at home and make a better than average income doing it.  The work is not easy since it requires intensive training to learn the medical vocabulary sufficient to listen and be able to correctly interpret and type what is heard.  Med-Certification.com has been teaching medical transcription since the 1970’s and remains the best source to learn to do...