Nursing Informatics: Allied Health Schools

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Posted on 19th February 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

Today we will be talking about Nursing Informatics.  What is it?
Nursing informatics has become one of the more rapidly growing fields in the Allied Health industry.  In essence, nursing informatics bridges the gap between IT professionals who develop software for the clinicians that use it.  The medical industry continues to change, and like medical billing and coding, nursing informatics aims to meet The Federal Government’s demand to make all health records electronic. In the beginning IT professionals designed software for the clinic employees to use when entering patient information into the computer.  Unfortunately, this was not a fool proof plan because while technology staff were indeed successful at developing software that would help track information, they only had a limited understanding of the work that clinicians did. It became difficult because even though the software worked, it did not address all the nurses needs.  The system design and development processes continues to be overall beneficial,  but there are also obvious perks to incorporating nursing informatics professionals to assist with the understanding between IT and clinicians using the software.  It has become obvious that using nursing informatics in the development of software saves money and time for everyone involved. Nursing Informatics helps IT professionals develop software for nurses that take into account workflow, and the partnering of clinics.  Learn more about nursing informatics and how you can study to join this field.

Allied Health Schools: Pharmacy Technician

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Posted on 17th February 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

The first Allied Health field we will be focusing on is a Pharmacy technician.  What is a pharmacy technician?  Pharmacy technicians work at your local pharmacy and are under the direction of a licensed pharmacist to help in filling prescriptions.  What does a pharmacy technician do?  In addition to helping the licensed pharmacist fill prescriptions, a pharmacy tech helps assist in juggling data, customer service and any other daily duties that might come up at a hospital, online pharmacy, or your local grocery store pharmacy.  Pharmacy technicians help to manage and distribute most of the prescription drugs peddled to the sick or elderly.  They must legally explain to each patient taking new medication how to administer the drug correctly, and then obtain a signature ensuring that the information was understood.  Pharmacy technicians also can suggest less expensive alternatives to designer drugs.  These alternatives are called “generics.”  Patients and licensed pharmacists rely on pharmacy technicians to help with any tasks related to keeping the pharmacy running smoothly.  Pharmacy technicians are not only the face that the public most likely sees at the counter, but they may also spend time interacting on the phone as a liasion between insurance companies, doctors, patients, and other pharmacists.  All members of a pharmaceutical staff play important roles that are essential to the end goal of getting patients the medication prescribed, at the most cost effective price, with a clear understanding of how to use it.   The work that is done behind the scenes is just as pertinent to their job as acting as a customer service representative.

Prescription pharmaceutical drugs are one of the most important components to the success of modern medicine.  They are also one of the most expensive and lucrative parts of the medical industry.

Allied Health Schools

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Posted on 16th February 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

What could be more exciting than a career in the quickly growing Allied Health Field.  With health care changing and the demand growing for allied health professionals, it has become increasingly important to upgrade health care.  We are experiencing changes in medicare, health insurance, and health care.  Obama has promised to help us reform our health industry right in time to support the baby boom generation as they progress into retirement age and eventually into full care.

What is an Allied Health professional?  How can I learn more about these promising professions?  We will be taking different topics related with health care in this blog and touching on all of them.  Students should consider this site the source to learn about Allied health schools, professions, and expectations.  We at Allied Health Blog want to participate in our quickly changing health care industry and help to support the individuals who dream of helping others.  Some of the categories we will be touching on are nursing, phlebotomy, radiology, cardiovascular technologists, medical billing and coding, strength training, EMT and much much more.

Please come to our blog often to see what we will be chatting about each day.  Add your comments and ask questions.  We are experts on the Allied Health Fields and will work to serve you any way that we can.  We want to help you to make your dreams come true.  We at Allied Health Blog want to help you to help others.

See you tomorrow.

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Posted on 5th February 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

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