health information management
Health Care Data Privacy Day

This Sunday is Data Privacy Day. It’s a great opportunity to discuss why data privacy is so important when it comes to Health Information Management. We enlisted the expertise of RaTonya Stephens, RHIA, Program Director...

medical assistants
5 Things an MA Does in a Typical Day

Medical Assistants are an important part of a patient-centered medical team consisting of physicians, nurses and other medical personnel. Medical Assistants complete both administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals and other...

medical assistants
Questions MAs Ask About Family History

National Family Health History Day is scheduled this year for Nov. 24. Did you know that family health history is an important part of routine medical care? That’s why, whenever you go to the doctor’s...

Overcoming Fears of Blood & Needles

Today, Halloween, is the spookiest, creepiest day of the year. It’s a day also often marked by blood and fear. It’s in that spirit that we effectively combine those latter two things and discuss how...

medical office administration
MOA: Diploma vs. Degree

It’s an old and familiar question in the world of medical office administration. Is a diploma sufficient education to become an effective and valuable medical office administrator? Or, is an associate’s degree necessary and preferred...

medical office administrator
Aspects of Being a Good MOA

Medical Office Administrator (MOA) is one of the most diverse careers in the medical field. The MOA, as the first and often last point of contact between a patient and medical office staff, has a...

medical assistant
Meet Concorde MA Graduate Tracy Ebert

Though Tracy Ebert didn’t go to college until later in life, she said she always knew she wanted to work in health care. At some point, it only seemed natural for her to become a...

Another Concorde Success Story

Just a few short years ago, Janaye McKinney was a young, single mother of two struggling to get by in her hometown of Batesville, Miss. She was working as an administrative assistant, making enough money...

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San Diego MA Program Pilots New Platform

Concorde understands the growing role that technology plays in health care and health care learning. We know that, in this day and age where a patient can book a doctor to make a house call...

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The Differences Between MA and LPN

The Practical Nurse and Medical Assistant both are vital components of any medical team. They both can work in a variety of settings, from physicians’ offices to older adult care facilities. They also perform a...

nursing
The Need for Nursing Educators

For those Concorde Nursing graduates looking to delve into another area of the field, you might think about teaching. Nursing educator needs are growing. According to recent statistical analysis compiled by the Duquesne University School...

medical laboratory technician
The Need for Blood Following Disasters

Last year had more than its share of natural disasters, not to mention disasters of other sorts like mass shootings. Each of those disasters had things in common. A lot of heartbreak, suffering … and,...

pharmacy technician
Ways to Dispose of Old Medication

Many of us have medications at home that we no longer need or use. Heck, we might not even remember why we had them in the first place. Some of the medications might have been...

dental hygiene
Cold and Flu Effects On the Mouth

The mouth is a mirror of our total body health, according to Diane Osso, Dental Hygiene Program Director at Concorde’s campus in Aurora, Colo. So when a cold or flu wreaks havoc on our bodies,...

medical assistants
How Tech Is Changing the World of MAs

Technology has changed the ways we do things in many facets of our lives. It’s even more true in health care. Nowhere is this more true in health care than in the day-to-day lives of...

dental assistant
Steps DAs Can Take to Get Into Orthodontics

An orthodontist assistant is similar to a Dental Assistant, only it’s supporting and assisting an orthodontist as opposed to a dentist. Some of our Dental Assistant students at Concorde aspire to become orthodontist assistants, and...

surgical technologists
Differences & Similarities Between DAs & STs

It’s easiest to first mention the similarities when comparing and contrasting the roles of surgical technologists and dental assistants. Both play vital roles in their respective health care settings. Surgical technologists and dental assistants are...

medical office administrator
How MOAs Deal With Insurance Companies

When Lisa Anthony starts to discuss how a Medical Office Administrator (MOA) deals with insurance companies, she begins by injecting a little humor. Perhaps it’s to laugh to keep from crying? “How does the MOA...

medical laboratory technician
What is West Nile Virus?

This Sunday is World Mosquito Day, so we at Concorde blog central decided to lead into the weekend and commemorate this day by taking a look at the West Nile Virus, which is transmitted by...

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MLT As It Relates to Hepatitis

Today is World Hepatitis Day. And, because this disease often is diagnosed and dealt with by one of our Concorde careers – Medical Laboratory Technician – we thought we’d take a closer look at what...

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