Care + Career

Resources, news and fun for NHA certification candidates and alumni.

What’s EHR and why is it important?

Healthcare is full of acronyms - and this is one of the most important if you’re pursuing a career in modern healthcare. Find out what EHR is, why it’s important in healthcare, and how it affects you as a current or future certified healthcare professional.

What is EHR?

If you’re new to the healthcare profession, get used to hearing these three letters. EHR stands for Electronic Health Record. You might also hear EMR (Electronic Medical Record). There’s a slight difference in what each of these acronyms refers to:

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5 things you didn't know about medical assistants

What do you know about medical assisting? Here at NHA, we've watched this allied health career evolve into a profession that's respected and rewarding in so many ways. In celebration of Medical Assistants Recognition Week, here are five things you might not know about medical assisting.

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Team-Based Care in Action

Done in collaboration with North Shore Physican Group

Laura Nichols,  a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) at North Shore Physician Group (NSPG) has experienced first-hand the evolution of the medical assistant. Her role has changed for the better, and she has taken full advantage of professional development and career opportunities offered to her by NSPG.

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6 reasons medical assistants love their jobs

Being a healthcare professional means more than a paycheck. It’s a rewarding career that comes with intangible benefits (and tangible ones too). Here are six reasons medical assistants love their jobs.

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Five reasons you’d make a great medical assistant

Certified Clinical Medical Assistants (CCMAs) are a vital part of clinical patient care. They are in high demand — according to research conducted by Gray Associates, job postings for medical assistants grew 15 percent in 2014. Because they are such an integral part of the patient care team, there are certain qualities employers seek to ensure the best experience for their patients and the rest of their employee team.

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