Be the Business Behind the Care

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Welcome to Healthcare Management & Medical Law

The Healthcare Management & Medical Law program is a perfect combination of content that will allow students to explore various careers by providing a foundation in medical law, medical ethics, knowledge of medical terminology, importance of health information management and technology, and professionalism in healthcare. This program truly acts as a launching pad for a multitude of careers in the healthcare and medicolegal fields. Every person wishing to begin a career in healthcare must know the fundamentals that are covered in this program. There is an opportunity to be a Certified Electronic Records Specialist and a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant as well as earn college credits for medical terminology and Health Information Management.

In this program, students engage in discussions and analyzations of various medicolegal aspects of practicing medicine, attribute HIPAA regulations and law to various situations, as well as recognize ethical issues that need to be addressed in the patient care setting. Healthcare management and medical law & ethics are critical components of the physician/patient/healthcare/administrative team approach to delivering healthcare in many different settings in healthcare today.

After completing this program, students will have the opportunity to be employed in various entry-level positions, as well as administrative/professional positions upon completion of post-secondary education. Some entry-level positions include: patient access/registration clerk, data entry clerk, patient care coordinator, medical receptionist, patient flow coordinator, radiology support staff, admitting/billing associate and many more.

Some professional level careers include: Health Unit Director, Nursing Home administrator, healthcare program director, marketing manager, consultant, health information manager, medical office manager, project manager and healthcare supervisor, as well as many other career opportunities in healthcare organizations across the United States.

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Student testimonials

"I was actually in another program during my junior year, but that teacher retired and the career center was gracious enough to let me come to the Healthcare Management and Medical Law program. I was actually going to return to my homeschool until I spoke with another student in this program. I decided to give it a try and I LOVE it. This lab is amazing. Having little experience in the medical aspects, I caught on really fast. Mrs. Coleman is a amazing teacher and is really good at helping you get to where you should be at the end of senior year. I look forward to coming to lab because I know I will learn something every time. There are multiple certifications available that will help me toward graduation. My goal after graduating is to become a medical receptionist in a doctor's office." Kylee

"This class has given me an opportunity to get an idea of what I want to do when I graduate. I've learned so much, which will make going to college easier. I've been able to work at a nice pace and all the information is taught well. I thought I would be overwhelmed, but the class is very relaxed and a lot of fun. Coming to WCCC and taking Healthcare Management & Medical Law program has been my best decision ever and it is really getting me ready for college and my future in healthcare." D'laney

"The reason I chose this program is because no matter which medical field you want to go into you have to know everything this program presents. It also helps you get some of your prerequisites for college out of the way." Kyliegh

"The reason I enrolled in this program was because I knew I wanted to go into the medical field. I wanted to know all the background information to better understand medicine. I am forever grateful I came to this program because it allows you to learn in your own individual way which allows you to be creative and be a self-directed learner. I am also grateful to have had such a kind, caring teacher who not only teaches and treats you like an adult, but also as her own child. I've made so many great friends in this program as well." Hannah

"The reason why I am enjoying this program is because I am very fascinated with learning medical terminology and front office operations management. I someday want to be a hospital/doctor's office manager." Tyler

"This class is amazing and I love it. Mrs. Coleman is the most understanding and kind woman you will ever meet. What I love about this class is that after we do the assignment we go over it in detail in class, and Mrs. Coleman is ready and willing to go over anything that we don't completely understand." Shantell

"This content in this program is very well-defined and well delivered. You learn a lot of information about different medical fields. Mrs. Coleman is very understanding and is willing to help you whether it is in school or when you need advice." Kaleigh

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Joanne Coleman, M.Ed, BA, R-CMT, CEHRS

I have been a teacher at the Warren County Career Center, WCCC@Atrium for 20 years. I graduated from Capital University in Columbus with a BA in Professional Studies and an M.Ed from Wright State University. I am a Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist with the NHA and a Retired Certified Medical Transcriptionist. My career history spans 50+ years in the medical field in administrative roles.
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