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    Use this App to Prepare for Your Paralegal Exam

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Are you in the process of preparing for the Certified Legal Assistant exam? The Paralegal Pocket Guide & Prep Android app offers a comprehensive yet portable way to study for your paralegal exam. With over 600 multiple choice questions and vocabulary ranging from general law to Latin terms, the Paralegal Pocket app is the perfect tool for customizing your learning experience. With additional features that allow you to interact with friends, create your own flashcards, and stay up-to-date with current paralegal news, this app provides a complete study toolkit.

    To begin your career as a paralegal, contact the New York Career Institute at (646) 461-6672. Call us today to schedule a visit to our New York City campus. You can also learn more about our paralegal and court reporting courses by visiting our website. 

    We're Opening an Additional Court Reporting Evening Class!

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Are you interested in taking a Court Reporting course at New York Career Institute? Although our evening class is full, we will be starting an additional Court Reporting class offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning October 1st. This class will also include Medical Terminology on Wednesday evening. The only holiday in the schedule will be Thanksgiving (Nov. 28th). That class will be made up, either on Thurs, January 2nd or Sat. January 4th, to be determined. The last day of classes will be Thursday, January 16th.

    By attending New York Career Institute as a Court Reporting student, you will first learn how to break down the English language phonetically and then apply it to the steno machine. At the same time, you will also take classes in English and Grammar, Legal and Medical Terminology, and Courtroom Procedures - just to name a few. Once you've learned the phonetic theory, you will then begin to build speed on the steno machine until you reach a working speed of 225 words per minute.

    At NYCI, we have 100% job placement.  If you would like to learn more about our program, visit our website or call (646) 461-6672.

    Exploring the Growing Field of Health Information Technology

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Careers in healthcare are expected to grow much faster than average over the next several years, and this growth is taking place with existing jobs such as medical assisting, but it is also driven by the creation of new jobs related to health information technology. With an Associate Degree in HIT, you can take advantage of these career opportunities, which are discussed in further detail below.

    Innovative technologies
    The most significant technological development in healthcare is Electronic Health Records (EHRs), which are quickly becoming the standard for medical practices of all sizes across the nation. These systems are designed to save time, increase patient involvement in care, and increase the accuracy of information shared between hospitals and medical practices. As an HIT specialist, you might work in a patient care facility to assist in the transition to a new electronic system, or you can find positions with pharmaceutical companies, insurance agencies, and government organizations.

    Transitioning patient care
    By getting involved in HIT, you are participating in an important shift in medical care that is intended to help individual patients of all backgrounds. With EHRs, patients can easily coordinate care across medical specialties while avoiding any gaps in essential information that will guide clinical decisions. Plus, doctors and medical professionals are able to spend more time speaking directly with patients instead of filing information during patient visits. EHRs are also changing the process of medical billing and reimbursement, so hospitals and small clinics alike are in search of HIT experts who can facilitate a smooth transition and ensure future profitability for the practice.

    If you are interested in pursuing an exciting career in the relatively new field of Health Information Technology, you can get started on your degree at the New York Career Institute. Contact us today by calling (646) 461-6672, or visit our website for a look at the coursework involved in this cutting-edge, career building program. 

    What Are the Driving Factors Behind the Demand for Careers in HIT?

    Last updated 11 months ago

    HIT (Health Information Technology) is a relatively new branch of medicine focused on digital information storage, web-based billing and reporting, and communication between patients and medical practices. This field is currently growing rapidly, so there is a wealth of new careers available for individuals with knowledge of new technologies and a passion for medical care. Here is a closer look at why skilled individuals are needed to fill jobs centered on implementing and operating these technologies within the healthcare industry.  

    Government reimbursement
    When hospitals and medical clinics implement Electronic Health Records (EHRs), they can qualify for reimbursement programs through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Qualification for reimbursement is determined based on Meaningful Use, which is established through a series of guidelines to ensure that this technology is secure and used effectively for the purposes of the practice and its patients.

    Streamlined patient care
    Patient satisfaction is a top priority in current healthcare reform, and it begins with the convenient availability of healthcare information from the comfort of a patient’s own home. Plus, doctors can easily share patient information between practices, which allows for shorter visits focused more on direct doctor-patient communication. Scheduling is also made easier for patients, meaning that a higher volume of patients can be seen within a practice on a single day without compromising the quality of care.

    Information security
    One potential downside to EHRs is the security of financially sensitive information as well as patients’ personal health histories. Therefore, an entire field of careers is developing in HIT security to protect medical practices and provide patients with peace of mind as they see practitioners transitioning to electronic office management systems.

    To get a closer look at the many career opportunities you will have with an AOS Degree in Health Information Technology, contact the New York Career Institute at (646) 461-6672. Along with programs in the healthcare field, we offer paralegal and court reporting degrees to provide the foundation for lifelong careers with a practical education.  

    Where Can You Find a Job with an Education in Health Information Technology?

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Health Information Technology is expected to grow drastically over the next 20 years as medical practices are implementing EHRs to maintain office management and patient records over electronic mediums. Careers in HIT can range from technology focused medical assisting positions to sales of EHR systems on regional or national scales. Government agencies are also seeking professionals in HIT to manage reporting for Meaningful Use, which is necessary for government reimbursement programs that incentivize the implantation of new technology in hospitals and medical clinics.

    Your work environment may be travel-based if you are employed by a government body, insurance agency, or pharmaceutical company. If you focus your career on managing and using EHR systems, however, you can expect a working environment within a hospital, small medical practice, or health clinic.

    To get your HIT career started with the right education, explore the AOS in Health Information Technology program at the New York Career Institute. You can contact us for more information by calling (646) 461-6672 or visiting our website. 

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