What Is the Difference Between EHR and EMR?

Medical assistants play an active role in managing health records, requiring familiarity with two advanced recordkeeping systems, electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR). What’s the difference between them, and how do they help medical assistants do their jobs? Let’s find out. The History of Health Records In the 1960s, medical records were …

What Is the Difference Between a Hybrid Class and an Online Class at a Vocational School?

Vocational schools offer practical training for students looking to start a new career. In the past, most vocational schools held courses on campus, and some offered online classes. But recently, it has become more popular for vocational schools to offer hybrid classes. So, what is the difference between a hybrid class and an online class? …

Is It Possible to Teach Yourself Web Development?

People become interested in web development for a wide variety of reasons. Some people are drawn to it out of curiosity. After all, code forms the foundation of a huge portion of our daily lives. This ubiquity also draws people in for potential career opportunities. And of course there’s the element of pure fun. People …

Benefits of Medical Assistant Training to Become a Phlebotomist

Phlebotomists can learn their trade two ways, by taking a phlebotomy training course or by becoming a medical assistant. Both are good approaches under the right circumstances, and each has its pros and cons. But one offers significantly more benefits. Let’s take a closer look at why becoming a medical assistant is a better educational …

Staff in Pediatric Urgent Care
A Medical Assistant’s Perspective

The first article in this series focused on pediatric urgent care from the perspective of management. This is the first of two that center on the evolution of a student, Kalvin Cruz, in the Medical Assistant program at Hunter Business School, how he ended up choosing pediatrics as a specialty, and what his plans are …

What to Do if Community College Isn’t Right for Me?

Choosing where to go to college is one of the most impactful decisions you will ever make. Although you can always change course, doing so may incur a loss of time and money. It’s important to pick an effective education program from the start, one that provides relevant and reliable knowledge that helps you improve …