Must-know tech terms for health care administrators

Health care administrators will need to be familiar with certain tech terms.

One of the main jobs of health care administrators is to help improve the efficiency and quality of medical care given by physicians, people with careers in medical assisting and other health care professionals.1 Increasingly, this means being tech savvy, because technology is changing the field…

FDA set to limit the use of antibiotics in farm animals

The FDA recently issued new guidelines on the use of antibiotics in livestock.

A major change is afoot in the world of public health, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently announced a move to limit the use of antibiotics, or antimicrobial drugs, in farm animals.1 The FDA’s announcement will have wide-ranging effects and could impact most health care…

How to improve medical office efficiency

Medical office managers can use these tips to improve efficiency.

Medical office managers are responsible for using their leadership skills to direct and coordinate the day-to-day operations of – you guessed it – medical offices. A key goal of effective medical office management is to improve efficiency, but sometimes this is more easily said than done. To…

Study finds that energy drinks significantly increase heart rates

A new study has found that energy drinks significantly increase heart rates in teenagers and young adults.

Energy drinks have become some of the most popular beverages on the market, with between 30 and 50 percent of teenagers and young adults consuming them, according to a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics.1 But, according to that same study, those drinks can come with significant…

How to be a team player in a dental office

If you're going to be a dental assistant, you need to be a team player.

If you are considering a dental assistant career, it’s important to note that in addition to using the skills you learned during dental assistant school, you will need to be a team player when you begin working in an office. Dentists rely upon a strong team of professionals to help everything…

California bill expands the role of pharmacists

New laws in California are changing the roles of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the state.

The roles and responsibilities of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians has increased greatly over the past few years as states try to find ways to provide all of the necessary health care services to their residents. In California, that evolution was recently furthered with the approval of SB…

How to become a physical therapist assistant

Physical therapist assistants help people recover from surgery, illness or injury.

If you have an interest in physical therapy and want to begin working in the field as soon as possible, perhaps you should consider a career as a physical therapist assistant. Like physical therapists, they have the opportunity to help people recovering from a significant illness or injury….