The Utah Health Innovation Plan was completed in December 30, 2013. The state aims to model a successful teamwork approach to healthcare. Specifically it has goals for medical assistants moving into the future. Their first goal is to define the scope of practice for this position and make sure in is taught in all state schools. The state will then work with programs to assure that they seek accreditation from the national agencies. The Utah
Department of Health has published this plan online along with many other documents describing the role of the medical assistant in various clinics and departments. “Improving the Quality of Blood Pressure Control in Primary Care: A Handbook for Improvement Project Design and Provider Engagement” was developed by Health Insight with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Utah Department of Health’s Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Health Program, as part of a project for Improving the Quality of Blood Pressure Control in Primary Care. This informative publication document describes how medical assistants contribute to the work of the clinic.
The medical assistant works closely with the service team and the clients, this professional caregiver with excellent communication skills will find ample opportunities for career advancement and regular salary increases. The title certified medical assistant is awarded by the American Association of Medical Assistant (AAMA) while the title registered is given by the American Medical Technologists (AMT). Look for this recognition when you are choosing the program that will prepare you as a medical assistant.
Many programs are offered in Utah at a variety of colleges and universities. These are some of the programs. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) recognises the programs at Bridgerland Applied Technology College in Logan, Woodward, and Brigham City, Davis Applied Technology College in Kaysville, Everest College in West Valley City, Latter-day Saints Business College in Salt Lake City, Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College in Ogden, Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, and West Jordan, Stevens-Henager College in Logan, Ogden, and Orem/Provo and Stevens Henager College in Ogden,
The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) recognizes the curriculum at AmeriTech College in Provo and Draper, and Broadview University in West Jordan, Boisie, Orem, Layton and Salt Lake City. These training centers have yet to apply for these credentials: AmeriTech College in Draper and Provo, AmeriTech College in Provo, Broadview University in Boise, Layton, Orem and West Jordan, Eagle Gate College in Layton, Fortis Institute in Salt Lake City, Provo College in Provo, and Tooele Applied Technology College in Tooele.
As you plan to take this step look at the cost of this investment with respect to time, energy level, and tuition. Careful planning and thoughtful decision making will yield a higher level of long term successful employment in this field. While this summary focuses on getting your training at a traditional school, take a look at the increasing number of online programs to prepare you as a medical assistant.
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