Two Great Options for Hiring and Upskilling Non-Certified Pharm Techs

The pharmacy technician shortage is a significant challenge facing the healthcare industry. It is putting a strain on pharmacists, pharmacy operations and patient care delivery.

  • July 27, 2023 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Four Trends in Medical Assisting

As a health sciences educator, you know how important it is to align your program with the latest industry trends and developments. By keeping up with industry advancements, you can provide the most relevant and up-to-date information to best prepare your students for their future as medical assistants. 

  • July 25, 2023 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Six Great Ways to Honor Your Pharmacy Technicians

National Pharm Tech Day is October 18  and it’s a perfect day to recognize a nd honor the hard work each pharmacy technician provides . But we know technicians work hard every day, so why not celebrate their dedication year - round? With so many new responsibilities and higher demand across the profession, it’s more important than ever to recognize   your technicians. Sincere appreciation goes a long way in increasing job satisfaction in a field where burnout has been high.
Here are a few ideas to recognize your pharmacy technicians.

1. Host an awards ceremony

Take some time over the lunch hour or host a special evening social hour to honor your technicians. Consider opportunities to award your technicians in fun and meaningful ways. Certificates like ‘Most Positive,’ ‘Hardest Worker,’ and ‘Most Detail Oriented’ can show your technicians you’re paying attention to their work. Looking for something super simple? Check out our certificate template here.

  • September 21, 2022 |
  • Casey Baker

Three Ways to Advance Your Medical Assistant Training Program to Meet 21st-Century Learning

Today’s medical assistant (CCMA) is challenged with an onslaught of information and more regularly challenged to solve increasingly complex issues than ever before.

  • August 29, 2022 |
  • Liz Botts

What Makes NHA’s Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) a Leader in the Profession?

When you’re looking for the best in medical billing and coding, look no further than the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) program from National Healthcareer Association (NHA). NHA’s comprehensive, nationally accredited medical billing and coding certification leads the way, with a program designed to give learners a clear path to the medical billing and coding profession, including:

  • August 25, 2022 |
  • Virginia Ferrari, MHA, CMAA, CEHRS

Three Ways to Prepare Medical Assistant Students for the Workforce

Preparing students for today’s healthcare workforce goes beyond basic clinical and classroom instruction. Healthcare training encompasses so much more than thoroughly preparing allied healthcare students for their careers. The best clinical knowledge is essential of course, but they also need hard-to-teach skills like teamwork and communication, not to mention resources on how even to FIND the right job and prepare for interviews. 

  • August 16, 2022 |
  • Karen Schotanus

Top skills you need to be an effective Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical administrative assistants (CMAAs) work directly with their patients every day and make a real difference in the quality of care their patients receive. These allied health professionals perform administrative tasks that help healthcare offices run smoothly, and play an important role in the patient experience as they are usually the patient’s first point of contact.

Here are some of the top skills employers seek to succeed as a medical administrative assistant.

 Ready to master the technical and job-ready knowledge that’s demanded in this important healthcare role? MA SkillsBuilder™: Admin can help develop key skills to handle front and back-office responsibilities.

  • May 13, 2022 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

CCMA vs. CMAA: What's the difference and why get both?

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) are credentials that show employers that you’re qualified to fill the role of a medical assistant or medical administrative assistant. However, there are distinct differences between these two NHA certifications — and strong reasons to achieve both.

  • May 9, 2022 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Severe Car Accident Survivor Reflects on Importance of Essential Soft Skills in Health Care

"Nobody teaches us to be a patient."
— Kathy Torpie, Psychologist, Author, International Health Care Speaker

A tragic head-on collision with a drunk driver changed Kathy Torpie's life forever.

At the beginning of her story, Kathy asks you to imagine waking up in intensive care, your eyes so swollen you can’t see, your jaw is wired shut and you can feel a machine forcing air through a tube in your throat.

  • February 14, 2022 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

NHA provides certification tools, Alabama teacher & students provide the talent

“These students will go into the world, they’ll have an impact in healthcare, and they’ll be able to alleviate some of the burden on providers right now. To provide well-qualified staff in high-demand fields is very fulfilling!”
— Andrea Maddox, Healthcare Academy instructor at Chelsea High School, Alabama

  • February 8, 2022 |
  • Jordan Chapman

Employer Must-Do's to Recruit & Retain Quality Medical Assistants

Editor's Note: This is the last in a series of three articles focused on medical assistant recruitment and retention. 

The previous two blogs in this series focused on How to Overcome MA Staffing Shortages and How NHA is Addressing the MA Skills Gap. However, if Medical Assistants (MAs) are overworked due to staffing issues and are experiencing burnout, employers are at risk of high turnover rates and cannot retain qualified help.

It’s NHA’s business to speak to allied health workers, employers, and physicians to better understand how we can help. We consistently hear that physicians cannot do their jobs well without highly qualified MAs. They’re described as vital care team members who promote efficiency, joy, and successful clinical outcomes.

  • January 13, 2022 |
  • National Healthcareer Association


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