Author: Lawrence Laganelli

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3 Medical Assistants are limited more by attitude than opportunity
4 This debilitating trait is not confined
13 Changing your attitude does much more than turns on the lights in our worlds

“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, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You. 

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Lawrence Laganelli Producer/Administrator  

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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

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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 those that are involved in our care.

 Healthcare Consultant, Patient Advisor and Speaker

 I became ill in my senior year of college. Although I did manage to graduate with my class, my life looked completely different than my friends’ lives as they started their adult lives. Graduating from college is an exciting time for most, where you get to go off and chase your dreams.

When a person graduates from college, It’s like the beginning of a new era; you have your whole life ahead of you, it is a chance to chase your dreams and you embark on a journey to build the life that you have been working towards for years. It’s a time when maybe you go out and decide to start the career you’ve always wanted, or get married and start a family, it’s a happy time filled with exciting changes.

It was the latter half of my senior year when I began to get sick. I had been a professional horseback rider up to that point and would be graduating with a business degree.

And while everyone else was applying for jobs and making plans for their futures, I found myself scheduling doctor’s appointments, getting medical testing, and seeing specialists.

As I grow and learn to deal with what my life has given me, I think the thing that I get the most emotional about still is the social losses that a young person with a major medical condition suffers.

It becomes an even deeper issue when you have no family support -

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.
“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, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

Traditional Healthcare training focuses on “how” — cultivating knowledge and skills through memorization and practice. It has largely ignored “why,”

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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

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Corey Rotella,  CNA, co-author of both the blog and book CNA edge, keynote speaker alongside her co-authors at the 2016 Pioneer Network convention, contributing writer for GWEN BORCYK, MSW, LCSW blog.

Previous Podcast Episode With Corey:

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.

Contact Information:

 coreyannerotella@gmail.com

Ida Iversen

Ida Iversen, CNA, Medical Assistant, current RN, BSN Partners HealthCare, Greater Boston Area

Honored by the International Nurses Association as being one of the Top Nurses in Dartmouth Ma

Previous Podcast Episode With Ida:

Medical Assistant’s Have The Power To Play A Vital Role Healing The Mind And Spirit Of Those Being Treated!

Contact Information:  

incompass1self@gmail.com  LinkedIn

The Voice of 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 profession and You.

“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 

What we Believe is listening and empathizing can have a profound effect on biological and functional health outcomes as well as patient satisfaction and experience of care. Further, communication on all levels among healthcare team members influences the quality of working relationships, job satisfaction and has an impact on patients.

It is highly appearing that our health is in some ways strongly dependent on other people. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on human beings’ physical and mental health. It lowers occurrence of stress, depression, anxiety and also highly affects our endocrine-immune system. 

From different perspectives, including psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience, biochemistry and health policy. What has emerged in the course of the years is that not only should health professionals learn technical skills, but they also should develop appropriate social skills to better interact and communicate with their patients. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

Seeing the other side

Patients Are People Just Like You and I, Not just a Condition

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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

corey rotella

Corey Rotella,  CNA, co-author of both the blog and book CNA edge, keynote speaker alongside her co-authors at the 2016 Pioneer Network convention, contributing writer for GWEN BORCYK, MSW, LCSW blog.

Previous Podcast Episode With Corey:

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.

Contact Information:

 coreyannerotella@gmail.com

Ida Iversen

Ida Iversen, CNA, Medical Assistant, current RN, BSN, Partners HealthCare, Greater Boston Area

Honored by the International Nurses Association as being one of the Top Nurses in Dartmouth Ma

Previous Podcast Episode With Ida:

Medical Assistant’s Have The Power To Play A Vital Role Healing The Mind And Spirit Of Those Being Treated!

Contact Information:  

incompass1self@gmail.com  LinkedIn

 

The Voice of 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 profession and You.

“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 

What we Believe is listening and empathizing can have a profound effect on biological and functional health outcomes as well as patient satisfaction and experience of care. Further, communication on all levels among healthcare team members influences the quality of working relationships, job satisfaction and has an impact on patients.

It is highly appearing that our health is in some ways strongly dependent on other people. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on human beings’ physical and mental health. It lowers occurrence of stress, depression, anxiety and also highly affects our endocrine-immune system. 

From different perspectives, including psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience, biochemistry and health policy. What has emerged in the course of the years is that not only should health professionals learn technical skills, but they also should develop appropriate social skills to better interact and communicate with their patients. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

time for change

“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 solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of the human experience in healthcare, the more solutions we will have.”

I was asked a question: If you could change one thing about healthcare, what would it be?

I would change how patients are treated. I feel that health care has become a one size fits all model, a factory. I would change the perception of how we heal patients. That's just one of many things I would change.

Many may ask why I am an advocate of Allied Health Professions.
The answer is easy everyone has to start somewhere. Not everyone can afford to go to Medical School, not everyone will get into a nursing program, you have to start somewhere, anywhere, just don't give up and don't sit still.

Natasha (Tasha) Turner. PHD, Health Care Clinical Education Candidate, Allied Health Medical Assisting Program Director, Post Secondary Adult Education Counselor

Contact Information:  Alwaysdreambig2@gmail.com

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The Voice of 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 profession and You.

“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 

What we Believe is listening and empathizing can have a profound effect on biological and functional health outcomes as well as patient satisfaction and experience of care. Further, communication on all levels among healthcare team members influences the quality of working relationships, job satisfaction and has an impact on patients.

It is highly appearing that our health is in some ways strongly dependent on other people. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on human beings’ physical and mental health. It lowers occurrence of stress, depression, anxiety and also highly affects our endocrine-immune system. 

From different perspectives, including psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience, biochemistry and health policy. What has emerged in the course of the years is that not only should health professionals learn technical skills, but they also should develop appropriate social skills to better interact and communicate with their patients. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

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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 solving skills; and multimedia or simulation based resources to engender healthy attitudes and professional behaviours. Face to face education will continue - in the form of interactive lectures and networking events - and so a blend of learning resources will help us develop healthcare professionals with the right balance of knowledge, skills, and behaviours. There will undoubtedly be more high users of e-learning but there will also be those who prefer face to face education and who will make strategic learning choices as to the formats that they prefer in different contexts and at different times.

Attempting to predict the future is never a completely straightforward exercise - but in the case of e-learning the trends over the past ten years will very likely continue for some time to come. It will be up to us as healthcare professionals to ensure that we use e-learning wisely and harness its many advantages to help use deliver better care for patients and populations.  Read more

 

Chisty T I’m a learning design consultant who develops engaging e-learning that makes a difference in how people do their jobs. My goal is to create online learning that uses technology and storytelling to draw participants in and lets them practice new skills in ways that they can easily apply in the workplace. As a learning design consultant, I create engaging learning experiences by integrating relevant stories and scenarios with interactive technology. - Christy Tucker

You can see my detailed work history on LinkedIn.

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Syniad is Welsh for “idea.” Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a mind “once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” What new ideas can we explore to stretch learners’ minds?

" I can get know-how out of a subject matter expert's head and transform it into a valuable learning experience for others".

“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, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You. 

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Lawrence Laganelli Producer/Administrator  

JOIN AND SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE with 7000 members!

My Contact Information: lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

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

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Eighteen years following Brian’s death were filled with very tragic times, i.e., an abusive marriage, raising 7 kids (3 his, 2 mine, 2 our's), six years as a single mom, working and raising my two youngest sons, completing my college Design Degree, my best friend Jeannie being murdered by her husband, my mother passing. Read more

To quote Bill Crowder in his booklet, “Out of the ashes”,

“How do we respond to our inevitable suffering and loss? With fatalism? Realism? Doubt? Despair? A combination?

Our hearts and minds are often torn between these options. Sometimes we despair in fatalism, sometimes we affirm our faith in the midst of screaming doubts. Holding on to our confidence in the reality and power of God, especially when circumstances defy our understanding, can lift our experience of hardship to something more. Something higher, something of worth because He is there”.

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Melanie A. Staub

Publisher, Graphic Designer, Administrative Professional, Certified Healthcare Practice Manager and Medical Assistant

Contact Information: LinkedIn / melanistaub@gmail.com

The Voice of 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 profession and You.

“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 

What we Believe is listening and empathizing can have a profound effect on biological and functional health outcomes as well as patient satisfaction and experience of care. Further, communication on all levels among healthcare team members influences the quality of working relationships, job satisfaction and has an impact on patients.

It is highly appearing that our health is in some ways strongly dependent on other people. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on human beings’ physical and mental health. It lowers occurrence of stress, depression, anxiety and also highly affects our endocrine-immune system. 

From different perspectives, including psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience, biochemistry and health policy. What has emerged in the course of the years is that not only should health professionals learn technical skills, but they also should develop appropriate social skills to better interact and communicate with their patients. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

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.

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The Meaning Of Healing?

Medicine is traditionally considered a healing profession, but it has neither an operational definition of healing nor an explanation of its mechanisms beyond the physiological processes related to curing.

Medicine is traditionally considered a healing profession, and modern medicine claims legitimacy to heal through its scientific approach to medicine.1 The marriage of science and medicine has empowered physicians to intervene actively in the course of disease, to effect cures, to prevent illness, and to eradicate disease.2 In the wake of such success, physicians, trained as biomedical scientists, have focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.3 In the process, cure, not care, became the primary purpose of medicine, and the physician’s role became “curer of disease” rather than “healer of the sick.”4,5 Healing in a holistic sense has faded from medical attention and is rarely discussed in the medical literature. - Thomas Egnew Read more

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Thomas Egnew, Behavioral Scientist Tacoma Family Medicine Coordinates behavioral science training, curriculum, and medical student placements in a 24-resident community-based, university affiliated family medicine residency program.

Contact Information: tegnew@multicare.org / LinkedIn

The Voice of 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 profession and You.

“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 

What we Believe is listening and empathizing can have a profound effect on biological and functional health outcomes as well as patient satisfaction and experience of care. Further, communication on all levels among healthcare team members influences the quality of working relationships, job satisfaction and has an impact on patients.

It is highly appearing that our health is in some ways strongly dependent on other people. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on human beings’ physical and mental health. It lowers occurrence of stress, depression, anxiety and also highly affects our endocrine-immune system. 

From different perspectives, including psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience, biochemistry and health policy. What has emerged in the course of the years is that not only should health professionals learn technical skills, but they also should develop appropriate social skills to better interact and communicate with their patients. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

Ashley Reed Member Michigan Society Of Medical Assistants Share’s Her Personal Story !

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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 times, deviate from the conventional, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You.

“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 

What we Believe is listening and empathizing can have a profound effect on biological and functional health outcomes as well as patient satisfaction and experience of care. Further, communication on all levels among healthcare team members influences the quality of working relationships, job satisfaction and has a profound impact on patients.

It is highly appearing that our health is in some ways strongly dependent on other people. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on human beings’ physical and mental health. It lowers occurrence of stress, depression, anxiety and also highly affects our endocrine-immune system. 

From different perspectives, including psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience, biochemistry and health policy. What has emerged in the course of the years is that not only should health professionals learn technical skills, but they also should develop appropriate social skills to better interact and communicate with their patients. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

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“Every human interaction offers you the chance to make things better or to make things worse.” ― Barbara Brown Taylor

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 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.

Corey Rotella, Contributing Writer: for the CNA Edge , GWEN BORCYK, MSW, LCSW and has been featured on Pioneer Network

Contact Information coreyannerotella@gmail.com

The Voice of 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 profession and You.

“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 

What we Believe is listening and empathizing can have a profound effect on biological and functional health outcomes as well as patient satisfaction and experience of care. Further, communication on all levels among healthcare team members influences the quality of working relationships, job satisfaction and has a profound impact on patients.

It is highly appearing that our health is in some ways strongly dependent on other people. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on human beings’ physical and mental health. It lowers occurrence of stress, depression, anxiety and also highly affects our endocrine-immune system. 

From different perspectives, including psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience, biochemistry and health policy. What has emerged in the course of the years is that not only should health professionals learn technical skills, but they also should develop appropriate social skills to better interact and communicate with their patients. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

How will this affect the Profession, the Education, the Student, the Work Place, Patient Engagement

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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 U.S. and around the globe with the goal of protecting healthcare workers and their patients from injury while obtaining high quality specimens for laboratory testing.

  • Director of the Center for Phlebotomy Education, Inc. 
  • Author of Applied Phlebotomy (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005).
  • Author of Phlebotomy for Nurses and Nursing Personnel (HealthStar Press, 2001).
  • Editor of Blood Specimen Collection FAQs (Center for Phlebotomy Education, 2008).
  • Editor of Phlebotomy Today and Phlebotomy Today—STAT!, an online family of phlebotomy e-newsletters in publication since 2000.
  • Chairperson/Participant in the revision of several CLSI specimen collection standards and guidelines.
  • Member of the CLSI Consensus Council, which oversees all standards development activities
  • Internationally recruited speaker.

The Voice of 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 profession and You.

“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 

What we Believe is listening and empathizing can have a profound effect on biological and functional health outcomes as well as patient satisfaction and experience of care. Further, communication on all levels among healthcare team members influences the quality of working relationships, job satisfaction and has a profound impact on patients.

It is highly appearing that our health is in some ways strongly dependent on other people. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on human beings’ physical and mental health. It lowers occurrence of stress, depression, anxiety and also highly affects our endocrine-immune system. 

From different perspectives, including psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience, biochemistry and health policy. What has emerged in the course of the years is that not only should health professionals learn technical skills, but they also should develop appropriate social skills to better interact and communicate with their patients. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

How Will Your Profession Change In The Future?

The Workplace And Education As You Know It, Will It Change?

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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 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, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You.

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

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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 reported quality data - patient satisfaction, Core Measures, etc... I also lead our facility's root cause analyses and learning from defects projects, handle patient complaints and monitor TJC performance. I also represent our health system (3 hospitals in total) for the local emergency planning committee

“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, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You. 

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Lawrence Laganelli Producer/Administrator  

JOIN AND SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE with 7000 members!

My Contact Information: lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

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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 those that are involved in our care. Healthcare Consultant, Patient Advisor and Speaker

 “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, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

Help Me Lord

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 them to give competent, compassionate attention to our grandparents—and to us as we age.  Their clients’ lives are literally in their hands. Read more

Caregiver Crisis: 5 Million Workers Needed 

 

Bob Goddard(AKA Yang) Editor of the  CNA Edge 

Recently Published: 60 Caregiver Issues: PHI and the Caregiver Shortage

  

I worked in long-term care for 35 years, 25 of those as a caregiver. While I’ve witnessed a great deal of progress in that time, I believe there is still a long way to go. From my perspective, the biggest problems in long-term care are created by the unreasonably heavy workloads and grossly inadequate pay of direct care workers. Meanwhile, the system routinely squanders precious resources in an effort to paper over the profound gap that exists between the realities faced by front line workers and the lofty expectations of those who set and enforce standards.

 “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, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

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“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 recognize that those feelings are not based in truth. - Corey Rotella

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Also listen to:

Most Of Us Have Two Lives!

The Life We Live, And Unlived Life Within Us!

Resistance: 

The Self-Sabotaging Voice In your Mind

The Human Spirit

 “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, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

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“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” ― C.S. Lewis

Christina is currently studying  to become a Physician Assistant, previously she was the 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!

Christina Tucker Sibley
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“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, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You.

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

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.

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Alice, CNA Edge Contributor

I am a CNA. Certified Nursing Assistant. I’ve always felt that the title is misleading, like a “diet” nurse. Maybe that’s because I have always worked in long-term care in an assisted living facility. We don’t even have a nurse on staff. I’ve always preferred to think of myself as a caregiver. It’s amore fitting title. While there are elements of my job duties that are definitely nursing related, there are also elements of psychology, grief counseling, body mechanics, physical therapist, and advocacy. I am an advocate at heart. We have a difficult job in an impossible system, but the value of this career and the purpose it has brought to my life cannot be overstated.

Yang, CNA Edge Editor

I worked in long-term care for 35 years, 25 of those as a caregiver. While I’ve witnessed a great deal of progress in that time, I believe there is still a long way to go. From my perspective, the biggest problems in long-term care are created by the unreasonably heavy workloads and grossly inadequate pay of direct care workers. Meanwhile, the system routinely squanders precious resources in an effort to paper over the profound gap that exists between the realities faced by front line workers and the lofty expectations of those who set and enforce standards.

May, CNA Edge Contributor

I am a CNA in a long-term care facility. I am also someone who believes in the power of communication. Communication between the floor and the office; between the long-term care industry and the world in general. All too often CNAs are seen as people who can’t do any better than a dirty job and I would like to change that. In my years as a CNA in a nursing home, I have met so many intelligent and compassionate aides who do not receive the respect they deserve for the hard job that they do so well. We are the ones who take care of the residents. I don’t think it is said often enough: our voices are important. Our stories matter too.

“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, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You.

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

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 mind, I will respect those in authority and, when called upon, lead with humility, deference and honor.

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ScribeAmerica LogoScribeAmerica was established in 2003, since then  has become a national organization with more than 12,000 employees in 50 states providing professional services for over 1,700 clients. ScribeAmerica is the nation's most frequently used professional scribe training and management company. 

 

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Dr-Michael-MurphyDr. Michael Murphy co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

“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, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You.

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

The Purpose of an Allied Health Medical Assisting Program is to develop the Highest Level of Professionalism for the Work Force

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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 president must have "a solid strategic plan" 

Effective Communication

The president of a university should be seen as a thought leader on campus, which means that his or her ideas and insights must be effectively communicated to faculty, students,

elmoI spent over 5 years as the president of a Allied Health college and have developed a very diverse array expertise in the area of starting and successful running a proprietary higher educational Allied Health medical assisting program - Elmo e Frazer

Contact Information elmoefrazer@gmail.com / LinkedIn 

I would like to thank Gray Associates, Inc. higher education strategy consulting firm for their help in making this podcast possible

What we Believe is listening and empathizing can have a profound effect on biological and functional health outcomes as well as patient satisfaction and experience of care. Further, encouraging communication on all levels among healthcare team members influences the quality of working relationships, job satisfaction and has a profound impact on patient. It is highly appearing that our health is in some ways strongly dependent on other people. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on human beings’ physical and mental health. It lowers occurrence of stress, depression, anxiety and also highly affects our endocrine-immune system. So at the end we can say People need People.   Lawrence Laganelli

“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, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You.

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com