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Last time we took a look at different jobs available in the hospital setting. Today we will look at the good and bad or better stated the pros and cons! Hospitals vary from state to state, town to town and company to company. However, there...

A hospital is a complex work setting that includes a wide range of jobs.  These jobs include both clinical and non-clinical positions.  Clinical jobs either provide direct patient care or treat patients.  Non-clinical jobs do not provide medical care and include support staff positions. Within a...

How to Conquer Organization Organizing can be unique to each person and does not often have a cookie cutter answer to “if you do this, you will be organized”.  Instead, you need to identify your area of disorganization and then imagine what it would look like...

HIPAA was designed to protect the patient and the privacy of their health information.  However, HIPAA affects not only the patient but healthcare providers who are interacting with patients.  It is important if you are in the healthcare field or considering a career in the...

HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  HIPAA is a law that was passed in 1996 offering protection for patient’s medical information.  It oversees who can view and receive your health information and gives you the right to a copy of your record....

Why do we wash our hands?  It may seem to be common knowledge to wash your hands.  Most children are taught at a young age to “wash up before dinner”.  However, hand washing is more significant than a habit.  Hand washing/sanitization is a requirement at...

As we explored in the previous blog, The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, also known as the NAHUC plays a large role in the health unit coordinator profession.  In addition to certification and recertifications, the NAHUC assists to provide education, support and networking for...

The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, also known as the NAHUC holds an annual conference to promote the profession of a health unit coordinator.  This is the 37th year of the conference and is open to unit coordinators, supervisors, administrators, educators and additional individuals...

Earlier this week we looked at what medical billing is and how it is important in the medical system.  However, to understand medical billing completely, it is necessary to dive a little deeper into medical coding.  Medical coding takes health information from medical records and...

The medical field is a complex and large system that includes not only many positions, but also many layers of care and many pieces that contribute to making the system function.  To fully understand the medical field, we are going to take a look at...

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