Academic Programs – Health Information Technology #health #information #technology #program, #health

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Academic Programs Health Information Management

Visit the Health Information Management Academic Program page on MC’s online catalog

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Midland College is committed to creating an educated workforce by offering occupational programs that lead to gainful employment.

Medical Coding Specialist
Health Data Coordinator
Health Data Specialist – Physician Practice

The Health Information Management online associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health information management jobs are expected to increase by 15% from 2014-2024. The median income is $37,110, (2015 statistic), but additional credentials do add to the marketability of professionals.

The HIM program was established in 1998 as a traditional face-to-face program. In 2007-2008, the HIM program transitioned to an “online only” program to meet the needs of working students and professionals. The exception to online courses are the requirement for clinical courses completed onsite at a facility (HITT 2261 for the associate degree and HITT 1167 for Medical Coding Specialist certificate).

Program Statistics for years 2011- 2016 :
Registered Health Information Technologist: 91 % pass rate for graduates t aking RHIT exam.
Employer Satisfaction Rate: 100%
Student Graduate Survey, Satisfaction Rate: 100%

Many students admitted into the program have already completed one degree, and some have bachelors or masters degrees. The reason they pursue the associate degree training is to be eligible for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) upon graduation. The RHIT credential, and the RHIA credential for the bachelor’s degree, continue to be a preferred credential that healthcare employers seek when hiring Health Information Management candidates.

Online Technology Requirements

Students meet the minimum requirements listed on Canvas to complete the courses. See guides.instructure.com/ for details.

Students must be self-motivated, able to comprehend information in written form, and have the ability to communicate effectively both in written and verbal forms. Students should also be able to research websites, upload and download documents, post discussions, and access email. The courses are not self-paced, but have scheduled weekly due dates for assignments, discussions, and tests. Students should expect to spend 6 9 hours per 3 hour credit course to complete assignments, readings, and tests. Instructors are available to answer questions online or by phone related to course topics.

Skills Needed for Health Information Profession:

ability to analyze patient data for payment or registry information,
able to sit for long periods to complete work at work station
research and review patient information for regulatory compliance,
code and categorize patient information using standard coding systems.
communicate effectively with patients, physicians, and other customers
ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
keyboarding skills and ability to use software systems, patient portals, etc.

Students may apply to the program in the semester they are completing the prerequisites. Final grades will be verified before admittance. Students are accepted prior to each semester (Summer, Fall, and Spring). Most of the students in the programs are considered part-time; taking 2 to 3 classes each semester since most have part-time or full-time jobs. There are approximately 70-80 students taking HIM classes or prerequisite courses to gain admission to the program.

Clinical Requirement Onsite:

Students that live outside the local Midland area are able to locate clinical sites in their area with the assistance of the HIM program. More information and directions are given to students upon acceptance into the program (courses related to associate degree and Medical Coding Specialist certificate). Prior to the clinical course, students are required to meet certain facility requirements to attend clinical practice. These include a background check, drug screen, immunizations, and other requirements based of the facility. More information provided prior to clinicals.

See Frequently Asked Questions for more information and application.

Click on the links below for the suggested sequence of courses for Midland College’s Health Information Management associate of applied science degree and for the various Health Information Management certificates.

Click on the links below for the suggested sequence of courses for Midland College’s Health Information Management associate of applied science degree and for the various Health Information Management certificates.

Associate of Applied Science Degree for Health Information Management

Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

Health Data Coordinator Certificate

Student Support Coordinator, Raquel Valenzuela, RHIT
2 1 8 DFHS, 432-685- 6893

Midland College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and associate and baccalaureate degrees Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Midland College.

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11/08/2017

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Aprima vs Practice Fusion – EHR Software Comparison #ehr, #emr, #ehr

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Both Aprima Medical Software Inc and Practice Fusion serve private practices .

Having received meaningful use attestations from professionals in a variety of medical specialties, Aprima Medical Software Inc and Practice Fusion can be considered generalized EHR software and both are well suited to any type of medical practice .

Aprima Medical Software Inc and Practice Fusion both give you the option to either install the software on your servers or access it online. Both products either have a mobile application, or are optimized for use on a mobile device or tablet .

Average User Rating

Number of Reviews

Ease of Doing Business

Features

  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Medical Billing
  • Patient Scheduling
  • Practice Management
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Medical Billing
  • Patient Scheduling
  • Practice Management

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  • Claim Scrubber
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Online Booking
  • Reporting Dashboard
  • Speech Recognition
  • Document Management
  • E-Prescribing
  • Electronic Remittance Advice
  • Insurance Verification
  • Lab Orders and Results
  • Patient Portal
  • Claim Scrubber
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Online Booking
  • Reporting Dashboard
  • Speech Recognition
  • Document Management
  • E-Prescribing
  • Electronic Remittance Advice
  • Insurance Verification
  • Lab Orders and Results
  • Patient Portal

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31/07/2017

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Insurance companies in las vegas #home #hospice, #las #vegas #hospice, #hospite,

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Hospice offers medical care toward a different goal: Maintaining or improving the quality of life for someone whose illness, disease or condition is unlikely to be cured. Each patient’s individualized care plan is updated as needed to address the physical, emotional and spiritual pain that often accompanies terminal illness. Hospice care also offers practical support for the caregiver(s) during the illness and grief support after the death. Hospice is something more that is available to the patient and the entire family when curative measures have been exhausted and life prognosis is 6 months or less.

​History of Hospice

In Western society, the concept of hospice has been evolving in Europe since the 11th century. Hospice were places of hospitality for the sick, wounded or dying, as well as those for travelers and pilgrims. The modern concept of hospice, includes palliative care for the incurably ill given in such institutions as hospitals or nursing homes. but also care provided to those who would rather spend their last months and days of life in their own homes.

It began to emerge in the 17th century, but many of the foundational principles by which modern hospice services operate were pioneered in the 1950s by Dame Cicely Saunders. when she opened St. Christopher’s Hospice in 1967. St. Christopher’s Hospice in London emphasized the multi-disciplinary approach to caring for the dying, the regular use of opioids to control physical pain and careful attention to social, spiritual and psychological suffering in patients and families.

Within the United States. the term is largely defined by the practices of the Medicare system and other health insurance providers, which make hospice care available, either in an inpatient facility or at the patient’s home, to patients with a terminal prognosis who are medically certified at hospice onset to have less than six months to live.

Hospice care also involves assistance for patients’ families to help them cope with what is happening and provide care and support to keep the patient at home.

In 1969, Elisabeth wrote On Death and Dying. coining the 5 stages of death: Shock/Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.





24/06/2017

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Nurse Practitioner vs Physician Assistant #physician #assistant #schools #in #md

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NP vs. PA

If you are considering an advanced degree in healthcare, you may want to know the difference between the nurse practitioner and physician assistant occupations. The truth is these two careers are similar in some ways as well as different in others. Most importantly, the both provide career alternatives to professionals who want to work in advanced healthcare but do not want to make the commitment that is needed to become a physician.

On a very basic level, it is important to know that a nurse practitioner (NP) attends a nursing school while a physician assistant (PA) attends a medical school or center of medicine. Because of this, the philosophies that graduates come out of school with are slightly different. Nurses follow a patient-centered model. in which they focus on disease prevention and health education as well as handle assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Physician assistants follow a disease-centered model. in which they focus on the biologic and pathologic components of health as well as are involved in assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Another difference to consider when looking at a nurse practitioner vs physicians assistant career is the areas of specialization that are available. NPs can work in many different and diverse areas, such as geriatrics, mental health, pediatrics and women s health. PAs have more of a generalized education, but can also specialize in areas that may include emergency medicine, orthopedics and general surgery. When thinking about the physician assistant vs nurse practitioner careers, keep in mind the different health care philosophies, educational options and specialty areas available to determine what best might fit for you.

Side-by-Side Comparison

There are many points to consider when looking at these two occupations. Below is a side-by-side comparison detailing more about nurse practitioner and physician assistant job preparation and training, on-the-job frameworks, and pay and career outlook. It s important to have a robust understanding of a career before beginning any educational program. While reading, do keep in mind that both NPs and PAs will play important roles in health care in the future. This is because the U.S. could see a shortage of 90,000 physicians by 2022 and 130,000 physicians by 2025, reports the American Association of Medical Colleges. Because of this, both NPs and PAs will be needed to step in and help fill vital health care roles.

Currently, NPs need a minimum of a master s degree from an accredited school to become licensed within a state. Even though the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has recommended that the new NP standard be the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) by 2015. states still just require a master s or graduate degree.

PA s need a minimum of a master s degree from an accredited medical school or center of medicine to seek licensure.

A NP can seek a master s or DNP from a nursing school, although the DNP is suggested by the AACN. In the U.S. there are 92 DNP programs available for nurse practitioners.

170 physician assistant programs, most of which were master s degrees, were available in 2012, according to the BLS .

NPs typically choose a specialty area and need to complete 500 didactic hours and between 500 to 700 clinical hours.

PAs are trained as generalists and typically need to complete about 1,000 didactic hours and more than 2,000 clinical hours.

NP programs typically will be accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN ). Click here to search for CCNE accredited schools. Students can search for accredited master s degrees and DNP programs through the AACN web page that can be found here .

PA programs are accredited through the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). A list of PA programs is made available through the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) and can be found here .

Certification and Licensing

PAs need to pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) available through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

A RN license, a master s or graduate degree and national certification are generally needed to seek state licensure.

A master s degree from an accredited school and national certification are generally needed to seek state licensure.

NPs seek licensure through a state board of nursing or board of medical examiners. The AACN provides links to the licensing agencies with information available here .

PA seeks licensure through a state medical board, board of medical examiners or similar. A list of state licensing agencies available through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) can be found here .

NPs must be re-certified every five years. They may sit for the appropriate exam or complete a minimum 1,000 hours of clinical practice and 75 to 150 continuing education units in their NP specialty.

PAs need 100 hours of continuing medical education (CME) hours every two years and an exam every six years .

Details about the Job

NPs generally work with physician oversight. However, currently 250 practices in the U.S. are operated solely by NPs, and legislation is being pushed to expand the number of states that allow NPs to work autonomously from 16 to 30, according to The Washington Post .

PA cannot work independently of physicians.

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17/06/2017

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