A Glimpse Into The Dynamic Cultural, Educational, Personal Factors Influencing Frontline Professionals In Healthcare

Inside Medical Assisting Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the Front-line professions and You.

 It is highly appearing From different perspectives, including psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience, biochemistry  that our health and healing is in some ways strongly dependent on other people. Lawrence Laganelli

becoming

Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.” ― Heath L. Buckmaster

The Human Spirit

Overcoming Self Imposed Limitations

Resistance

Self-Sabotaging Voice In your Mind

Most of us have two lives!

The life we live, and the unlived life within us!

Secret Thought Life!

You Are More Than You Are! BUT, You Are Unaware Of It!

“We Don’t See Things As They Are We See Things As We Are”!

PODCAST BLOG POSTS

“If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke 

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on November 20, 2017

A 2017 Charlie Brown Special Thanksgiving Story, By Me :))

Lawrence Laganelli Producer/Administrator   JOIN Medical Assistants with Experience Network Group The Largest Online Medical Assisting FaceBook Group In The U.S.A. AND SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE with over 8000 members! If you are an Allied Health Educator or school administrator join the national allied health educators networking group and collaborate with other educators. My Contact Information: lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com “If you can

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on November 11, 2017

A New state-of-the-art study/ Personal learning program for Allied Health Educational Programs that replaces time wasting, highly ineffective rote study/ learning method.

  The solutions to “I don’t remember what I studied”/ “How to increase a programs student pass rate”! The Rapid Learning Process (RLP) will learn about you as you work with it and assimilate the information you want to study. It will keep track of what you know and how well you know it throughout your

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on November 8, 2017

Mandy Boger, Medical Assistant, Advocate, Going The Extra Mile For HIV And Hep-C Patients.

The willingness to make a difference in the lives of people! What I wish to change about healthcare! If more PCP doctors would be willing to test and treat we could get further with insurance not many PCP doctors want to learn about Hep c treatment. I am very Passionate about Hep c and HIV

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on October 26, 2017

“We Don’t See Things As They Are We See Things As We Are”!

You Are More Than You Are! BUT, You Are Unaware Of It! Perception! Self Awareness! Illusion of Your Reality Perception A way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something, it’s a mental impression. … Putting oneself in other’s perspective changes the perception of life. It is the perception of our reality that governs the perspective towards our life. Often, it’s not about becoming a

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on October 9, 2017

seldom are Medical Assistants given recognition for their Innovative contribution

Appreciation is a fundamental human need. Employees respond to appreciation expressed through recognition of their good work because it confirms their work is valued. When employees and their work are valued, their satisfaction and productivity rises, and they are motivated to maintain or improve their good work. Inside Medical Assisting Presents Emma Townsend Registered Medical Assistant/ Nurse Assistant

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on October 3, 2017

THE NO JOB EXPERIENCE SOLUTION! A Different Professional Mind Set!

Being unique is being distinctive. “Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.”―James Allen,As a Man Thinketh The biggest problems candidates face is getting noticed in the first place. You must create a unique way that differentiates you from others. And here lies the problem. How do you do it?

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on September 9, 2017

Team Based Care, The Future Of Primary Care: The Changing Role Of The Medical Assistant

Mark Valenti, Director of Practice Transformation Describes The Why Of Team Based Care In The Allegheny Health Network Today, many fundamentals of the healthcare landscape are rapidly changing, organizations are finally looking beyond clinical care to dramatically enhance health outcomes.  Teamwork in healthcare is vitally important to patient treatment, care and safety. The better the members of a healthcare team are

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on August 23, 2017

Carolyn O’Daniel President Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Gives Insight Into CAAHEP and the Future of Educational Programming!

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs is the largest programmatic accreditor of the health sciences professions. In collaboration with its Committees on Accreditation, CAAHEP reviews and accredits over 2100 individual education programs in 30 health science occupations. CAAHEP accredited programs are assessed on an ongoing basis to assure that they meet the

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on July 27, 2017

Thomas Egnew clinical professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Discusses Patient suffering and the role of the caregiver

The science of medicine has wrought miracles in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. But the art of medicine remains the medium through which illness and suffering are relieved and becomes paramount when biomedicine runs its course and has little to offer the patient. By practicing the art of the consultation, you just might

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on July 17, 2017

Sometimes You Have To Forge Your Own Path! Latasha Brize Medical Assistant, Armed with Persistence!

LaTasha Brize grew up in Champaign, Illinois, raised by a single mother who struggled to keep food on the table by working at an industrial factory. Her mother always encouraged her and her two younger siblings to get a higher education so they could pursue better opportunities. Motivated by her mother’s hardworking example and sage

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on July 12, 2017

Elizabeth (Sturgeon) Thompson Service Line Administrator Southern Indiana Physicians, Discusses The Medical Assistants Role In Healthcare

The Why And How the role of the Medical Assistant will expand Elizabeth Thompson, medical practice administrator, Indiana University Health – Southern Indiana Physicians, believes that professionalism amongst MAs is increasing as a result of expanded roles in her organization. “The expectations are higher, and medical assistants are meeting these. As medicine moves to be more Lean, medical assistants

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on July 6, 2017

Tammie Morgan Henderson-Hartman, President , Bay Area Galveston County Chapter of Texas Society of Medical Assistants: In Medical Assisting, Heart Is The Purpose!

“Work without love is slavery.” ― Mother Teresa Tammie Morgan Henderson-Hartman, President , Bay Area Galveston County Chapter Of Texas Society Of Medical Assistants “If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on June 30, 2017

What Kind Of Person Are You? What Would Others Say About You…?

Your knowledge and aptitude landed you a good job. But those likely weren’t the only assets that got you hired. Chances are your enthusiasm and attitude played a role, too. In an economy with lots of job seekers, employers are looking for people who can bring first-rate skills to the table, with a personality to

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on June 28, 2017

Evamarie Hernandez Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Program Coordinator Expresses Her Feelings About being Diagnosis with Breast Cancer and Awaiting A Double Mastectomy

Evamarie Hernandez, A.A.S-MLT, MA, PHIC-AMCA, QMAP, Phlebotomy Program Coordinator at National American University, Contact Information: LinkedIn hernandezevamarie1@gmail.com “If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke  The Voice of Medical

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on June 19, 2017

Employment:The Meaning of Help Wanted

“If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke  The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional,

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on June 1, 2017

“The Why” Beyond The Technical Skills, Understanding The other Side Of Healthcare

Some Time’s A Patient Needs Someone To Be There And Listen…Not To Fix Anything Or Do Anything In Particular, But Just To Let Them Feel They Are Supported And Cared About As patients, I think we all, when given the opportunity, want to get better. You lose your purpose in life when you lose your

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on May 25, 2017

Part 2 of 2: Three Front-line Professions Discuss What key Elements Are Missing In The Education Of A Frontline Caregiver

Traditional Healthcare training focuses on “how” — cultivating knowledge and skills through memorization and practice. It has largely ignored “WHY!” Robyn (Tupper) Lombard, OJT Medical Assistant, Practice Manager, current Director of Quality,Safety and Value, St. Vincent Medical Group Allegheny Health Network, Erie, Pennsylvania Previous Podcast Episode With Robyn: A Practice Manger’s perspective of what she searches

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on May 25, 2017

Part 1 of 2: Three Front-line Professions Discuss The Missing Key Elements Of Patient Care In Healthcare

Patients Are People Just Like You and I, Not just a Condition Robyn (Tupper) Lombard, OJT Medical Assistant, Practice Manager, current Director of Quality,Safety and Value, St. Vincent Medical Group Allegheny Health Network, Erie, Pennsylvania Previous Podcast Episode With Robyn: A Practice Manger’s perspective of what she searches for in Medical Assistants Contact Information:  LinkedIn, Email: rlombard@svhs.org

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on May 17, 2017

Natasha (Tasha) Turner, Allied Health Medical Assisting Program Director Is Implementing New Educational Standards In Her Medical Assisting Program

“If you can change the way Students think. The way they see what they do. The way they see their Profession. You can change Lives To paraphrase Steve Jobs “A lot of people in Healthcare haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on May 6, 2017

E-Learning: The Future Healthcare professionals Education Experience

Will this brave new world of e-learning make face to face education a thing of the past? This is unlikely to happen. In the future we will use different formats that help us achieve different outcomes: Evidence based learning resources to help doctors develop excellent applied knowledge; interactive case histories to help them develop problem

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on April 19, 2017

We all have purposes. Mine is using my experiences to encourage other women to achieve excellence, put forth all they have to succeed and to remember, life is too short to sweat the small stuff.

Melanie Staub Story “Out of the ashes” “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein Eighteen years following Brian’s death were filled with very tragic times, i.e., an abusive marriage, raising 7 kids (3

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on April 11, 2017

The Meaning Of Healing: Thomas Egnew, Behavioral Scientist, Tacoma Family Medicine, Educating Physicians To Become Healers In Clinical Medicine

Cure, not care, became the primary purpose of medicine, and the physician’s role became “curer of disease” rather than “healer of the sick. Why Every Profession In Healthcare that cares for patients should have an in-depth understanding of the meaning of Healing. The Meaning Of Healing? Medicine is traditionally considered a healing profession, but it has

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on March 28, 2017

Caring For A Best Friend With Leukemia Inspired Her To Become A Medical Assistant!

Ashley Reed Member Michigan Society Of Medical Assistants Share’s Her Personal Story ! Ashley Reed Contact Information: ashleyareed1990@gmail.com If it wasn’t for my best friend teaching me the fundamentals about on how to take care of someone I’m not sure where I’d be – Ashley Reed The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on March 21, 2017

In Heathcare it is easier to act our way into a new kind of thinking than it is to think ourselves into a new way of acting- Corey Rotella, CNA

“Every human interaction offers you the chance to make things better or to make things worse.” ― Barbara Brown Taylor  I take care of people for a living. Taking proactive steps forward does not mean minimizing the emotions that are derived from those actions. It means walking through them and using the experience to grow.

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on March 14, 2017

The implication of a Robotic Phlebotomist, with Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP) Director Center for Phlebotomy Education

How will this affect the Profession, the Education, the Student, the Work Place, Patient Engagement Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP) has been involved in phlebotomy for over 30 years as a medical technologist, educator, and legal consultant. As the Director of the Center for Phlebotomy Education, he conducts workshops, in-services, and conferences on phlebotomy across the

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on March 8, 2017

A Phlebotomy Program Coordinator Perspective, Will Humanity Be Replaced By Technology?

How Will Your Profession Change In The Future? The Workplace And Education As You Know It, Will It Change? Evamarie Hernandez, A.A.S-MLT, MA, PHIC-AMCA, QMAP, Phlebotomy Program Coordinator at National American University, Contact Information: LinkedIn hernandezevamarie1@gmail.com Coming Next Week: The implication of a Robotic Phlebotomist  Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP) Director Center for Phlebotomy Education, Inc.    “If you can change

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on March 2, 2017

Medical Assistants who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.

Medical Assisting take heed According to the research conducted by the World Economic Forum, in 2020, over one-third of skills that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed. Michelle Dew, (M.B.A.) Health Care Administration/Management Quality and Patient Safety Manager in a Michigan Regional Health System I collect, review, track, trend and present my hospital’s publicly

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on February 25, 2017

Understanding the Daily Struggles of the Patient

As patients, I think we all, when given the opportunity, want to get better. You lose your purpose in life when you lose your ability to function. You lose your sense of self. We have to be given permission and encouraged to change the dynamic and play an active role in our healthcare decisions by

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on February 21, 2017

Why is One of the Most In-Demand Jobs In Healthcare So Low Paid?

Those who care for our Family members Can hardly care for theirs. Why? No matter the setting in which they work are low-paid, often without health insurance and confronted with back-breaking labor and challenging clients with complex medical needs. These caregivers provide the most intimate care imaginable to frail and vulnerable people. We depend on

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on February 15, 2017

Becoming The Person You Want To Be!: Secret Thought Life!

“The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.” ― Marcus Aurelius Anxiety, uncertainty, feelings of inadequacy…that three headed beast from within pops up from time to time in an attempt to block me from progress when life gets difficult. The first step to battling that monster is to become aware of it; to

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on February 14, 2017

Insight Into Medical Assisting Credentials/Testing/ School Accreditation

  Christina, previous Director for the CAAHEP accredited Medical Assisting Program at Coffeyville Community College Contact Information LinkedIn / christinatucker11@gmail.com  Christina Previous Podcast The Missing Piece In A Medical Assistants Education, Critical Thinking! “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” ― C.S. Lewis “If you can change the way

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on January 31, 2017

CNA’s In Healthcare,Their Perspective, What They Experience,What They Feel, Their Image, What’s Needed.

The Caregivers Seldom Spoken Of In Healthcare A voice from the trenches of long term care According to the National Network of Career Nursing Assistants, more than 4.5 million caregivers provide direct, hands-on care to ill and elderly patients in nursing homes or other facilities each day. Alice, CNA Edge Contributor I am a CNA. Certified

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on January 23, 2017

“Purposeful Proud Professional” Describes A ScribeAmerica Scribe

Changing The Culture Of Healthcare Doctors Save Lives. Scribes Save Doctors. I will excel in my role as a scribe. I understand that I have been specially trained for a unique and critical role. The work that I do must be accurate and efficient. It’s work that ultimately helps save lives. With that always in

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on January 4, 2017

How President Elmo Frazer Created one of the Best Practice Allied Health College program in the U. S. A.

The Purpose of an Allied Health Medical Assisting Program is to develop the Highest Level of Professionalism for the Work Force Campuses today deal with many challenges. Being able to think outside the box and effectively adapt to new challenges are the keys to running a “well-organized college or university,” Sustainability To be sustainable, a

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on December 23, 2016

A Blessed Christmas Tragedy. A Christmas Story. Dedicated To Phoebe (aka ‘PuppyDoc’)

Healing The Hidden Pain of despair and hopelessness! A PHYSICIAN’S PLEA. A junior doctor. A simple question. “How am I supposed to go on caring?” At the time, suggestions abound. Work-life balance. Self-care. Hobbies. Remembering our initial calling. Remembering we still make a difference. Remembering our love for medicine and the privilege we have as caregivers. Then the realization-

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on December 12, 2016

Cracking The Healthcare Culture Code: You Are The Solution!

There is a Quiet Desperation In Healthcare, It’s a Human Issue! Susan is the co-founder of Healing HealthCare Systems, a thought leader and knowledge expert on how the environment of care impacts the patient experience. She is a well-published author, having written articles and whitepapers for major healthcare journals and periodicals focusing on noise in

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on December 5, 2016

How do you Measure Excellence In the Medical Assisting Profession?

“Excellence is the Result of Caring more than others think is Wise, Risking more than others think is Safe, Dreaming more than others think is Practical, and Expecting more than others think is Possible.” ― Ronnie Oldham “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on November 28, 2016

Film Maker Perspective Of What Is Desperately Needed in Healthcare

Inside My Being Patient care is more than just healing — it’s building a connection that encompasses mind, body and soul. Empathy in healthcare is the capability to share another person’s emotions and feelings. The empathy we convey to our patients, families and to each other creates the culture of caring we continually work toward. See

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on November 23, 2016

Medical Assistant gave the gift of life to one of her own patient! A Thanksgiving Blessing

Genevieve Maldonado a medical assistant gave the gift of life to one of her own patients! Her kidney! I spoke with Genevieve an Albuquerque medical assistant, around this time (Thanksgiving 2016). Genevieve  became a kidney donor for a 10-year-old girl, Shalie Yazzie.  Shalie was on dialysis for  three years after a medical condition left her with kidney Failure. 

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on November 14, 2016

Medical Assistants Employment Stress Solution

The Value Of Having A Personal Employment Representative  Contact Information 904-645-5153 cbonn@appleone.com “To find, to understand, and to fill the needs of another.” Christen Bonn Assistant Branch Manager ALL’s WELL Health Care Services “If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on November 5, 2016

Most of us have two lives! The life we live, and unlived life within us!

“Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.” ― Heath L. Buckmaster   God intended when He endowed each of us with our own unique genius. Genius is a Latin word; the Romans used it to denote

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on November 1, 2016

Change Is Needed In The Education of Medical Assistants

WHAT I BELIEVE ABOUT THE EDUCATION OF THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT CHANGE IS NEEDED! The 21st century Medical Assisting Students should receive an expanded understanding about all of the professional aspects that will impact their career both personally and professionally. “If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on October 12, 2016

What role can the Medical Assistant play in the future of healthcare?

Medical Assistants Can Be On Forefront Of Making Empathic Care A Norm In Healthcare Creating A New Image Of The Medical Assistant In Healthcare Empathy falls under Social Awareness. This skill reflects a person’s ability to connect with others and to relate to them which is an essential skill in building and managing healthy relationships.

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on September 29, 2016

His Goal Is To Ensure Humanity In Healthcare Is Not Lost

Creating A Healthcare Culture Enabling humans to show humanity It is the responsibility of healthcare leaders and caregivers to create a culture where we retain our humanity. Let’s be honest, Caregivers in healthcare put their heart and soul into their work, at times  long hours combined with tremendous physical and emotional demands and high-stakes work can

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on September 2, 2016

Determined to change the perception and versatility of the Medical Assistant in Illinois

Medical Assistants Scope Of Practice: Why can’t they practice the skills that they were trained for? Alicia Kepner Medical Assistant Program Coordinator/Instructor at Highland College Freeport, Illinois Contact Information: LinkedIn Alicia.kepner@highland.edu “If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on August 24, 2016

Medical Assistants are much more than a Person Taking Patients Vitals

As Healthcare Evolves So will the Role and Skills of the Medical Assistant Research evidence indicates that there are strong positive relationships between a healthcare team member’s communication skills and a patient’s capacity to follow through with medical recommendations, self-manage a chronic medical condition, and adopt preventive health behaviors. Studies show that the ability to

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on August 8, 2016

The Patient Experience, A New Opportunity For Medical Assistant’s

The Patient Experience A New Opportunity For Medical Assistant’s Patient satisfaction is an important and commonly used indicator for measuring the quality in health care. Patient satisfaction affects clinical outcomes, patient retention, and medical malpractice claims. It affects the timely, efficient, and patient-centered delivery of quality health care. Patient satisfaction is thus a proxy but

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on July 30, 2016

The True Spirit Of Medical Assisting

Taking Medical Assisting One Step Beyond “I have realized; it is during the times I am far outside my element that I experience myself the most. That I see and feel who I really am, the most! I think that’s what a comet is like, you see, a comet is born in the outer realms

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on July 22, 2016

Resistance: The Self-Sabotaging Voice Within

Resistance The Self-Sabotaging Voice In your Mind Becoming the Person You Want to Be  “Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.” ― Heath L. Buckmaster That voice very convincingly says things like: “Why don’t you just forget

Posted by Lawrence Laganelli on July 13, 2016

History Cardiovascular Pathology – Heart Disease Crossword

“If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke  The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional,