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  • 1. Healthcare Information Management Series Specialist Medical Front Office Assistant and Administration Description This Healthcare Information Management program is designed to empower students with skills and knowledge to increase their workplace competence and advantage. Learning is reinforced throughout the program with many “real world” scenarios (case-studies) and practice test questions. Hands-on, interactive teaching methods provide students with the skills necessary to compliment the Medical Office/Facility’s overall professionalism and efficiency. This also prepares them to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) Certification exam, enhancing their ability to enter their new career path and providing evidence of the depth of knowledge they have acquired. This really gives the new Medical Administrative Assistant an “edge” in climbing the ladder of success in their new career! Interactively, students will achieve proficiency and certifications in Microsoft Office computer technologies, all policies and procedures necessary for professional tasks in the administrative portion of the office or facility, Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Basic Well Body Physiology and the Automated Medical Office – the Financial Office of a Medical Facility. Having industry certification training in hand, graduates of this comprehensive program possess the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain employment in any number of administrative positions in the Healthcare Information Management industry. Potential occupations include administrative medical assistant, admitting clerk at hospitals, insurance verification/eligibility clerk, medical data entry clerk, medical insurance company claims personnel, law offices dealing with personal injury or workers compensation claims, appointment scheduler, hospital unit secretary. Prerequisites None Program Length 21 weeks, 352 Hours Courses HI1011 Medical Office Procedures and Administration HI1013 Computers and Office Applications: MOS Certification Series HI1014 Anatomy, Physiology & Medical Terminology HI1012 Automated Medical Office HI2014 Professional and Career Development NEW HORIZONS COMPUTER LEARNING CENTERS, INC. 1 Healthcare Information Management - Specialist Updated: April, 2005
  • 2. Healthcare Information Management Series Course Schedule New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Health Care Information Management Series Specialist (21 weeks to complete) MOS Certification from Microsoft CMAA Certification from NHA Anatomy and Medical Office Computers and Office Physiology with Automated Medical Procedures and Applications: Word, Medical Office Administration Excel and Outlook Terminology 4 weeks 4 weeks 8 Weeks 4 weeks Online LIVE Online LIVE Online LIVE Instructor Led & & & at the Center Mentored Lab Mentored Lab Mentored Lab Professional and Career Development (one additional week of study) Online ANYTIME NEW HORIZONS COMPUTER LEARNING CENTERS, INC. 2 Healthcare Information Management - Specialist Updated: April, 2005
  • 3. Healthcare Information Management Series Objectives As the student combines industry certifications with the skills learned in the professional development series he/ she is able to perform: • Identify the administrative roles and understand the various concepts and skills necessary, to function in the medical environment. • Demonstrate an understanding of medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, medical ethics and legal aspects, and privacy and security issues. • Demonstrate competency and the application of administrative skills and procedures needed for the medical administrative assistant to function in a health care setting. • Demonstrate proficiency and application of various computer applications related to health care, including word processing, excel, time and contact management and presentation software, computerized medical office management. • Demonstrate the necessary level of professionalism, responsibility, flexibility, organization, and skill in human relations and customer service to enter the health care field. • Be able to prepare a resume, a cover letter, prepare for job interviews. NEW HORIZONS COMPUTER LEARNING CENTERS, INC. 3 Healthcare Information Management - Specialist Updated: April, 2005
  • 4. Healthcare Information Management Series HI1011 Medical Office Procedures and Administration Delivery Method Online Live plus MLAB Duration 4 weeks, 64 hours Overview This course prepares students for the skills medical administrative assistants need to know. The course integrates all the front-office topics and skills required. It also covers relevant material dealing with medical office procedures for intake and management of patients in a clinical setting, processing of all necessary and confidential information relating to the patient’s demographics and their medical information file, law and ethics in the medical office, accuracy of source documents, bookkeeping and banking practices in the medical office. The course prepares the student to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) test provided by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Course topics include: • The Healthcare Industry and Professions • Professional Behavior in the Workplace • Interpersonal Skills and Human Behavior • Medicine, Law and Ethics • Telephone Techniques • Scheduling Appointments • Patient Reception and Processing • Written Communications and Mail Processing • Medical Records Management • Professional Fees and Ledger Management • The Health Insurance Claim Form and Third Party Reimbursement • Banking Services and Procedures • Introduction to Managing the Medical Practice • Health Information Management • Career Development Prerequisites None NEW HORIZONS COMPUTER LEARNING CENTERS, INC. 4 Healthcare Information Management - Specialist Updated: April, 2005
  • 5. Healthcare Information Management Series HI1013 Computers and Office Applications: MOS Certification Series Delivery Method Classroom Learning Duration 4 weeks, 64 hours Overview This course prepares students for the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Specialist Certification test objectives. The Microsoft Office Specialist designation distinguishes office users from their peers as truly knowledgeable in using Office products. It can also make them more competitive in a tight job market. It is a program focused on the essential skills needed to successfully apply the Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook software products in everyday situations. Course topics include: Word Level 1 and II • Creating a document, Editing and formatting text and paragraphs • Adding tables and managing the data • Setting page displays and printing • Creating templates and newsletters and Sending form letters • Creating a Web page • Managing document changes. Excel Level I and II • Creating, editing and formatting worksheets • Printing basic worksheets and charts • Creating templates • Sorting, Filtering, Analyzing, Importing and Exporting data • Working with advanced formulas • Collaborating on the Web Outlook Level I • Sending and receiving mail messages • Using a calendar to schedule appointments • Coordinating business meetings with multiple participants • Customizing messages • Organizing the mailbox and Saving and archiving mail • Sharing Outlook data Prerequisites None NEW HORIZONS COMPUTER LEARNING CENTERS, INC. 5 Healthcare Information Management - Specialist Updated: April, 2005
  • 6. Healthcare Information Management Series HI1014 Anatomy, Physiology & Medical Terminology Delivery Method Online LIVE plus MLAB Duration 8 weeks, 128 hours Overview This course prepares students with an understanding of the structure and function of the human body and the language of medical terminology. The meanings of these terms are described in the context of how the body works in health and disease. The complexity of the medical language is simplified to facilitate the students understanding, use, and appropriate context applications. Further, students learn to pronounce, spell, define, analyze, and discuss medical terminology related to disease, diagnosis, and treatment. Medical abbreviations are also included. Course topics include: • Basic Word Structure • Terms Pertaining to the Body, suffixes and prefixes • Various planes of the body and terms associated with same • All Body Systems (Anatomy and Physiology in the Well Body) o Digestive o Urinary o Reproductive, male/female o Neurological o Respiratory o Cardiovascular o Hemic and Lymphatic o Immune and Endocrine o Musculoskeletal o Senses (Ear, Eyes) o Integumentary Prerequisites None NEW HORIZONS COMPUTER LEARNING CENTERS, INC. 6 Healthcare Information Management - Specialist Updated: April, 2005
  • 7. Healthcare Information Management Series HI1012 Automated Medical Office Delivery Method Online Live plus MLAB Duration 4 weeks, 64 hours Overview This course introduces students to the Automated Medical Office, the means by which all patient demographics and financial information is entered and managed through final payment. Course topics include: • Computer Use in the Medical Office • Computerized Appointment Scheduling • Review of Basic Concepts of Medical Billing and Coding as it relates to Billing • Account Procedures in the Medical Office • Building the Patient File – Patient Demographics • Posting Charges, Payments and Adjustments • Editing Previous Entries • Claim Form Completion and Printing • Account Aging • Practice Management and A/R Report Generation Prerequisites None NEW HORIZONS COMPUTER LEARNING CENTERS, INC. 7 Healthcare Information Management - Specialist Updated: April, 2005
  • 8. Healthcare Information Management Series HI2014 Professional and Career Development Delivery Method Online ANYTIME Duration 32 hours Overview The Professional and Career Development collection of courses has been designed to develop and enhance the students’ skills and attributes thereby optimizing his/her chance of succeeding in the workplace. Courses include modules in communication, business etiquette, problem-solving and critical thinking, time- management, interviewing skills, career development and customer-service. Course topics include: • Interpersonal Communication • Business Etiquette • Problem Solving • Critical Thinking • Time Management • Interviewing Skills • Career Development • Customer Service While enrolled in the program of study, students have access to a library of 40 additional online “business skills” topics covering a wide range of subjects from management to finance to human resources. Prerequisites None NEW HORIZONS COMPUTER LEARNING CENTERS, INC. 8 Healthcare Information Management - Specialist Updated: April, 2005

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