Medical Terminology

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In my paper I will be discussing what medical terminology is, where it came from, and how it is applied to medical assistant careers as well as how it is applied to medical administration careers. I will give examples of the importance of medical terminology and specific examples of where medical careers use medical terminology on a day to day basis. I will also give a brief summary and definition of what medical terminology stands for. After reading my paper you should have a good concept of medical terminology’s importance, use, and why medical terminology is not just applied to medical assisting jobs but also why it is important for medical administration employees to also be familiar and have a good grasp on medical terminology. …show more content…

After the Hippocratic Oath HIPAA standards became in forced as well where standards are meant to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation's health care system There are many different kinds of medical careers. Two careers in the health care field that use medical terminology include, Medical Assistants and Medical Administration Assistants. Several of the jobs you must have a basic understanding of medical terminology and if you do not you will not be help to the team of doctors. You can easily get lost and confused and could start diagnosing patients wrong or even start messing with charts and records. It also saves a lot of time because once you know what medical terms stand for, you can accurately do your job. Medical Administration Assistants and Medical Assistants share many of the same duties in the healthcare field. They both need to have medical terminology in order to complete their daily tasks.( Thierer & Breitbard, 2007, p. 4-8) Medical Assistants work with physicians and doctors with clinical tasks or administrative tasks. They can work in hospitals, medical clinics, and private offices. They gather a patients information, they talk with the patient and get charts ready. They also complete patient history and take blood work.( “Job Descriptions,”(n.d). They can even schedule the patient for a certain doctor. So they not only do clinical work but they also do


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