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Alternative & Complementary Medicine | Anatomy & Physiology | Ethics
Health Information Technology | Massage Therapy | Medical Assistants
Medical Records & Coding | Medical Laboratory Technician | Radiology

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For additional resources see the LRC Resources page - i.e. math, writing, citation, etc.
See also: Frequently Asked Questions

The LRC has many print books and periodicals and media materials which will help in your research and study – search the online catalog -- ask the Librarian for help.

Call number ranges where you may find LRC print materials dealing with medical and allied health materials: 610 - 618, 650 - 658.  Other ranges may have applicable materials as well.

For legal information:  see LRC Resources → Guides and aids → Finding legal cases & information


Online databases - Subscription databases for journals, magazines, newspaper articles, databases, encyclopedias, viewpoint essays, etc.

EbscoHOST – there are many databases within EbscoHOST that each index a large number of journals to choose from, i.e. Academic Search Premier, Health Source…, MedLINE, CINAHL to name a few; but, depending on your search, databases like Philosophy & Religion, PsychINFO, Newspaper Source, etc. may net search results as well.

ProQuest – indexes many journals. Tips…

Learn to use the features in the Basic and Advanced searches to help limit results.
If you know the specific journal you want to search click on the Publications tab and you can limit to a specific journal or website, if it is indexed by ProQuest. Use the Topics tab for more general subject area searches.

For how-to information on accessing EbscoHOST, ProQuest and other subscription databases see the Databases web page.  To go directly to the Sullivan University Library's web page to begin searching - you will need a valid Spencerian/SUS user name and password.

See also:
The Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.  Browse by subject is available.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Publications - a large list of journals, etc., many with full text access.

Free Medical Journals - "Over the next years, the most important medical journals will be available online, free and in full-text. The unrestricted access to scientific knowledge - the new standard in medical publishing - will have a major impact on medical practice"--Web site.

PubMed Central - the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, providing free access to the full text of articles.

PubMed.com - PubMed comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full-text articles which may be found in other databases such as PubMed Central or at publisher web sites. (US National Library of Medicine / The National Institutes of Health)  

See also -- additional web sites on this page may give access to journals and articles.  

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Web sites, General

AdvanceWeb.com - multiple area sources of information and free publications.  Online registration is open to all; print subscriptions require registration and are open to certified professionals and students in their last year of study only.

AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As 1 of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of health care services. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

Caduceus, History of - the caduceus is international recognized symbol for medicine.  Have you every wondered where it came from, what it means? ... this site gives a nice over-view.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - CDC's primary online communication channel ... provides users with credible, reliable health information.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Publications - a large list of publications, many with full text access.

Centers for Medicare and Medical Services - Medicare health plans, Medicare financial management, Medicare fee for service operations, Medicaid and children's health, survey & certification and quality improvement.

Delicious - SpenLex - a collection of web resources that users have told us about.

Drug Information Portal (National Library of Medicine) - quick access to quality drug information from the National Library of Medicine.

DrugWatch - DrugWatch.com is a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. DrugWatch.com includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers.

E-Medicine (from WebMD) - continually updated clinical reference.

The Free Library by Farlex - "full-text versions of  ... works ... periodicals from hundreds of leading publications covering many subject areas ... collection includes millions of articles dating back to 1984 as well as newly-published articles that are added to the site daily"--Web site.

Free-Ed.net - web site with a large number of free, online courses and study resources available.  See some individual examples below.

Free-Ed.net, Bioengineering - Courses - Biochemistry 1, Enzyme science and engineering.

Free-Ed.net, Biology - Courses - General biology, microbiology, anatomy & physioloyg, molecular biology, evolution ... and other resources.

Free-Ed.net, Chemistry - Courses - General, Organic, Biochemistry and other resources.

Free-Ed.net, Essential Mathematics for Nursing - includes measurements, dosage calculations and dosage drills.

Free-Ed.net, Mathematics courses - free courses and math resources at various levels, excellent for review or self instruction.

Free-Ed.net, Medicine & Human Health - Courses - Human diseases and disorders, Medical office, Radiology, Medical laboratory technology, Medical law and ethics ... etc.

Health on the Net (HON) - MedHunt - MedHunt uses both humans and web crawling to build its index of medical information. Searches can be narrowed by region, and a French interface is available.

HealthMap - Global disease alert map - HealthMap brings together disparate data sources to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health.

Health Professions Network - a group of health care professionals who represent the diverse specialties of allied health professions, including provider organizations, educators, accreditors, credentialing agencies and administrators. The group works together in a cooperative and interactive manner on issues relevant to workforce development and the delivery of health care in the United States.

HIPAA Certification - completing your HIPAA certification on the Spencerian Lexington Campus is all done online now.  Purchase the Saunders HIPAA Online package in the Bookstore and there will be an access code in the package.
Click here for easy instructions on registering for HIPAA Online.

Internet Tutorials - "...site is intended as an introduction for people interested in learning about the Internet and especially the World Wide Web: what it is, how to search it, and how to use it as a research tool"--Web site.

Kentucky - See: Web sites, Kentucky

MedHunt - see: Health on the Net above.

Medical Assistant Net Scope of Practice | Scope of Practice, State Rules  (If you have trouble printing from the web site click here for a printable copy of the information.)     

MedicineNet.com - Medical information contributed by over 50 doctors and health professionals.

MediLexicon - MediLexicon contains searches, information, news and resources for the medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare professional. Resources available: medical abbreviations, medical dictionary, Medical news, ICD-9 search, drug search, medical equipment & surgical instruments, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, associations, etc.

MedlinePLUS.gov - MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.   

MedNar - deep web medical search engine

Medpedia - The Medpedia Project is a long-term, worldwide project to evolve a new model for sharing and advancing knowledge about health, medicine and the body among medical professionals and the general public. This model is founded on providing a free online technology platform that is collaborative, interdisciplinary and transparent.

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Medscape.com - part of WebMD ... "Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools." Requires a free registration.  See also: WebMD.

Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary - on Medlinepus web site.

National Academies Advisors in SciTech - "The National Academies perform an unparalleled public service by bringing together committees of experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavor. These experts serve pro bono to address critical national issues and give advice to the federal government and the public. Four organizations comprise the Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council"--Web site.

National Guideline Clearinghouse - "The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. The NGC mission is to provide physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation and use"--Web site.

National Institutes of Health - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health. 

OmniMedicalSearch.com - Meta search of major medical search engines and databases from this new service.

Patient Bill of Rights - American Hospital Association
      Suggestion, if you are researching the Patient Bill of Rights try searching "bipartisan patient protection act"
       (without the quotations) as well.

Patient Education Online - Give parents and other caregivers reliable, up-to-date health and safety information from the complete American Academy of Pediatrics library of almost 300 patient education handouts—all available for you to print, download, or e-mail.

Patient Rights - MedlinePlus' page on Patient Rights resources, lot of good links and information.

PubMed Central - the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, providing free access to the full text of articles.

PubMed.com - PubMed comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full-text articles which may be found in other databases such as PubMed Central or at publisher web sites. (US National Library of Medicine / The National Institutes of Health)         

Quackwatch - Quackwatch is now an international network of people who are concerned about health-related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies, and misconduct. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere.

The REHABDATA Database - REHABDATA, produced by the National Rehabilitation Information Center, is the leading literature database on disability and rehabilitation. The database describes over 70,000 documents covering physical, mental, and psychiatric disabilities, independent living, vocational rehabilitation, special education, assistive technology, law, employment, and other issues as they relate to people with disabilities. The collection spans 1956 to the present.

Scope of Practice - See: Medical Assistant Net - National Guideline Clearinghouse, etc. above.  Scope of practices may be available within other websites given here as well as professional organizations, institutions, etc. Search in Google or other search engine for the term scope of practice.

U.S. National Library of Medicine - the world's largest medical library, site provides  health information, library catalog, history of medicine, online exhibitions and digital projects, etc. 

WebMD - WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. See also: Medscape.com.    

WISER - Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders - WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.

World Health Organization - the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Web Sites, Kentucky

CDC - FASTSTATS - Kentucky - Center for Disease Control quick statistics on Kentucky.

eHealth Kentucky - information on electronic health records system, etc. in Kentucky. "Kentucky has been awarded funding to expand and build a statewide health information exchange, receiving nearly $10 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding to enhance the state's health information technology efforts. The funding will be administered by the Governor's Office of Electronic Health Information Technology and will bolster initiatives to build a state health information exchange"-- Web site

Kentucky - Cabinet for Health and Family Services - The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is home to most of the state's human services and health care programs, including Medicaid, the Department for Community Based Services and the Department for Public Health. CHFS is one of the largest agencies in state government, with nearly 8,000 full and part-time employees.

Kentucky - Cabinet for Health and Family Services - Govenor's Office of Electronic Health Information - "Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear created the Governor's Office of Electronic Health Information with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide leadership for the development of the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE)..."--Web site.

Kentucky - Cabinet for Health and Family Services - Office of Inspector General - Division of Health Care - The Division of Health Care is responsible for inspecting, monitoring, licensing and certifying all health care facilities as defined by KRS 216.510 (1). The division also is responsible for investigating complaints against health care facilities, facility plans review and developing regulations.

Kentucky.gov - Professional Licensing & Permits - provides links to appropriate web sites and information.

Kentucky Government Salaires Database / Louisville Courier-Journal - Want to know how much each of the 7,000 Louisville Metro government employees are paid per year? Or how much more than 65,000 state workers in Kentucky and Indiana earn? Or the salaries of Kentucky legislators and their staffs? Or of Kentucky judges? Or Jefferson County teachers? Just type in the name of the employee or search for salary range, title or department. All fields are optional. You may get better results searching on last name only or on partial names, titles and departments because of differences in how information is recorded in the database. The Courier-Journal compiled this list from public records.

Kentucky Healthfacts.org - Kentucky Health Factsis sponsored by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. The aim of this website, begun as part of the Foundation’s Local Data for Local Action initiative, is to provide ready access to key health data for Kentucky communities.  Our hope is that communities will use this data to identify local needs, to motivate change, to guide planning efforts, and to take meaningful, positive action toward improved health.

Kentucky - Licensing & Certification Information
Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure - The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure is responsible for protecting the public by ensuring that only qualified medical and osteopathic physicians are licensed and initiating appropriate disciplinary action when violations of the Medical Practice Act occur.  In addition, the Board regulates the practice of Physician Assistants, Surgical Assistants, Athletic Trainers and Acupuncturists in the Commonwealth. 
     For Massage Therapist licensing see entry under Massage Therapy.
See also:
Kentucky. CHFS. License, Permits & Certifications.

KHIMA - Kentucky Health Management Association - The Kentucky Health Information Management Association (KHIMA) is a non-profit healthcare professional organization representing thousands of credentialed professionals within Kentucky.  KHIMA is composed of members committed to protecting patient confidentiality, maintaining valid and accurate health data that drives the healthcare industry and is committed to advancing the health information management profession in an electronic and global environment through leadership in education and lifelong learning.

Rural Assistance Center - Kentucky - health and human services information for rural Kentucky. 

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News Resources

For current news stories try browsing the print newspapers and magazines that are in the LRC.

If you find a news story in a print newspaper or magazine check and see if it is available in an online version and print the article from the web site.  Often you may get a print option or pdf option for printing that will give you a good print of the article.
Some magazines or newspapers will only allow subscribers to print or view current articles.  Ask the Librarian if you encounter this, we may have ways to get at this article for you.
If you find an article in a newspaper or magazine and you are having trouble finding it in the online version, try Googling the authors name and title, this will often turn up the article, sometimes not in the source you were looking at though!

Most newspapers today have an online version available that is free.  Sometimes the online version is not an exact replica of the print version; it may contain additional features or not look like the print version.

The Lexington Herald-Leader online version is Kentucky.com

The Louisville Courier-Journal

For other Kentucky newspapers try the Kentucky section of the U.S. Newspaper List  
    For other states the U.S. Newspaper List provides a State Directory.

For international newspapers as well as US try Newspapers.com  
    or Refdesk.com - Newspapers: USA and Worldwide 

ProPublica
ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

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Medical News: below are a few examples of web sites that provide news concerned only with medicine and related fields.

AMA News & Events   

Medical Daily   

Medical News Today   

Medical News Today - Medical Malpractice / Litigation News   

Medscape (from WebMD)   

MedlinePlus, News 

NPR > News > Health - National Public Radio health news

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Career Information

Allied Health Careers.com - online resource for employment opportunities in allied health-related fields.

AMA Careers in Health Care - lists information about careers in health care and accredited educational programs in those fields. You can subscribe to a free monthly Health Care Careers e-Letter to stay up-to-date on news and trends in health professions education and practice.

Explore Health Careers.org - multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers. 

Health Professions Network - a group of health care professionals who represent the diverse specialties of allied health professions, including provider organizations, educators, accreditors, credentialing agencies and administrators. The group works together in a cooperative and interactive manner on issues relevant to workforce development and the delivery of health care in the United States.

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) - information on hundreds of different jobs, the OOH tells you about - the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions. The OOH will also give you job searching tips, information on job outlook in states, etc.

Pay Scales - Search for salaries for a variety of occupations.

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center - resource for anyone interested in exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare.

Today's Military and Today's Military, Careers and Today's Military (Spanish version)
The Today's Military Web site is produced by the United States Department of Defense. This site is not intended as a recruiting tool for any branch of the U.S. Military. Rather, it was developed as a resource for parents, educators, and young adults curious about military service.

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Alternative & Complementary Medicine Websites 

The Alternative Medicine Home Page (This page is created and maintained by a medical librarian … [at the] Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh).  

Dietary Supplements Labels Database - "The Dietary Supplements Labels Database offers information about label ingredients in more than 5,000 selected brands of dietary supplements. It enables users to compare label ingredients in different brands. Information is also provided on the "structure/function" claims made by manufacturers. These claims by manufacturers have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Companies may not market as dietary supplements any products that are intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease"--Web page.

Dr. Weil.com - resource for education, information, products, services and philanthropic contributions based on the principles of integrative medicine.

MedlinePLUS Alternative Medicine web page  

National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine 

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Anatomy & Physiology - see the ► Anatomy & Physiology Web Sites page.

Ethics - see the How to Find Medical Ethics Information page.

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Health Information Technology  See also: Medical Records & Coding

Start here: Medical Records and Health Information Technician entry in the Occupational Outlook Handbook / U.S. Dept. of Labor.

Administrative Simplification    
Contains links to information concerning the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).

ADVANCE For Health Information Professionals Online   
This is the online version of the print publication of the same name. There is also a daily news watch and a section devoted to HIPPA news.

AHIMA Homepage - See Professional Organizations  
This is the homepage for the American Health Information Management Association. In addition to association news there is a resource center for patients and consumers, a hot topics section, and answers to frequently asked questions.

American Medical Informatics Association  - see Professional Organizations
Visitors to this site can search back issues of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Article abstracts are available free of charge. The Resource Center area of the site offers links to a variety of information sources including current news stories.

Electronic Privacy Information Center   
This site contains information on the topic of privacy and electronic information. There is a section of the site devoted to medical information.

Health Information Management Supersite, The   
What’s New, HIPPA, Coding and Compliance, are just some of the topics covered on this site. Visitors can also sign up for free weekly e-mail newsletters.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society - See Professional Orgnaizations  
In addition to news about current developments in the health information field this site contains full text articles from the Journal of Healthcare Information Management.

Information Technology & Healthcare: @ Brint.com   
This site provides links to a wide variety of health information resources. Included are reports, guides, journals and papers on such topics as information privacy and security, telemedicine, and medicine and the Internet. 

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Massage Therapy

Special Event -- Spencerian Massage Therapy Center-Holistic Wellness Fair
1575 Winchester Road, Lexington, KY 40505
Date: June 7, 2013 11:00am-7:00pm
Selected vendors will be sharing their talents & specialties from 11:00am -7:00pm that you may purchase if you choose.

Start here: Massage Therapist entry in the Occupational Outlook Handbook / U.S. Dept. of Labor.

Alternative Medicine Foundation - See: Professional Organizations  

American Massage Therapy Association - See: Professional Organizations

Anatomy & Physiology - See: the Anatomy & Physiology Web Sites page.

Hosford Muscle Tables: Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body, The

Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy - The purpose of the Kentucky Board of Massage Therapy is to administer and enforce the statutory authority and to monitor the needs of the consuming public. The board examines and licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession as a massage therapist. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality. The board conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS 309.350 to 309.364.

Massage Resources.com - information on associations, schools, articles, supplies, etc.

Massage Therapy Foundation - See: Professional Organizations

Massage Therapy Research Database (Massage Therapy Foundation) - contains over 4,800 records including both indexed and non-indexed journal citations.
See: Professional Organizations for the Massage Therapy Foundation home page.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Point LWW - this web site, from the publishers Wolters Kluwer and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, provides information and access for medical and allied health fields. You may register for free but access to e-editions is not free.
Access to e-editions of books that the library has purchased is available - contact the librarian for the information. Use is limited to registered Spencerian students, faculty and staff.

Yahoo Groups : Body Work

Yahoo Groups : Massage Community

    Search on Facebook and MySpace for massage groups.

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Medical Assistants

Start here: Medical Assistant entry in the Occupational Outlook Handbook / U.S. Dept. of Labor.

Advavnced Medical Assistant - "Provide essential career information and raise awareness of the rewards and challenges of the medical assistant's work." See also: Cert Med Assistant.com.

The American Association of Medical Assistants - see Professional Organizations see also: CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam
Medical assisting is one of the nation's fastest growing careers through 2012, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. AAMA’s major functions include: accreditation of medical assisting education programs, periodic review of curriculum through standards set by its Curriculum Review Board and provide scholarships to students, conduct workshops for medical assistants. It publishes a journal title: CMA Today! This website provides a link to free AAMA and CMA Practice Exams.

Cert Med Assistant.com - "To help medical assistants overcome this "sorry, but not enough years of experience", and "sorry, we prefer medical assistants that are certified" dilemma, we offer unique resources that cannot be found anywhere else on the Internet. We regularly add new web pages, articles, and content such as complimentary information from leading career education institutions and certifying sponsors"--Web page.
Note: Menu on Homepage has link to MA Scope of Practice.

Center for Phlebotomy Education - "Around the world, healthcare professionals with specimen collection responsibilities have relied on us since 1997 for accurate and authoritative information on specimen collection and processing (preanalytical) procedures through our videos, newsletters, books, posters, articles for download, continuing education exercises, conference presentations, in-services, and more, all based on the most current CLSI standards and OSHA guidelines. We are neither a school nor a certification agency, but we support comprehensive phlebotomy training and certification, and serve as an educational resource to the global phlebotomy community"--Web site.

CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam - hover over the tab for CMA (AAMA) Exam and make appropriate selection.  This site, American Association of Medical Assistants, has an explanation and outline of the exam, practice exams, registration, FAQ, and additional information.

DrugWatch - DrugWatch.com is a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. DrugWatch.com includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers.

E-MedicalAssistants.com - helps students who want to pursue medical assisting career ... the site mainly provides information on medical assisting jobs, career, training programs, certification, and also the best schools across the nation.

Lab Tests On-line - Lab Tests Online has been designed to help you, as a patient or caregiver, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. Our Features page describes what you can find on the site, and how it can benefit you.

Medical Assistant Net - Medical Assistant Net is specifically designed to help medical assistant students and their instructors, as well as working medical assistants and their supervisors locate valuable resources and information pertaining to the medical assistant profession. Additionally, it helps users find self-study and self-evaluation resources, tips on how to prepare for their medical assistant exams, medical assistant example resumes, peer-to-peer discussion forums, and active message boards to post their ideas and concerns.

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Medical Laboratory Technician  

Start here: Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians entry in the Occupational Outlook Handbook / U.S. Dept. of Labor.

See: Professional Organizations for association links. Also see: Clinical Laboratory Science Internet Resources - Professional Organizations for a large international list.

ALT Technician Helps - internet reference area for information of primary interest to Laboratory Technicians.

Clinical Laboratory Science Internet Resources - a large collection of resources and links on clinical laboratory science.

Dr. Dave's Museum - images of old clinical laboratory equipment.

Interpretation of Lab Test Profiles / Ed Uthman, MD

LabExplorer - portal for laboratory specific information.

Lab Tests Online

Medical-Technologists.org - A forum site for MT's to gather and discuss industry related topics.

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Medical Records & Coding  See also: Health Information Technology

Start here: Medical Records and Health Information Technician entry in the Occupational Outlook Handbook / U.S. Dept. of Labor.

American Academy of Family Physicians - See: Professional Organizations - search for information on medical records, family practice management, etc.

American Academy of Professional Coders - See: Professional Organizations    

American Health Information Management Association - See: Professional Organizations
Visitors to this site will find information on jobs, professional development, and other resources related to health information management. See AHIMA's Info Center for an annotated list of many resources they offer.

Clinical Documentation Improvement Toolkit (2010) / AHIMA - "This toolkit provides many of the necessary tools and documents needed for implementing and/or maintaining a robust CDI program. While the information contained in this toolkit is comprehensive, it is by no means inclusive of all the possibilities for a successful program. Users of this toolkit should refer to the AHIMA practice brief - Guidance for Clinical Documentation Improvement Programs - for additional information."--CDI Toolkit, Foreword.

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) - EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.

EPIC Medical Record Privacy - The Electronic Privacy Information Center has produced this page that provides a wealth of information on the subject of privacy and medical records. In addition to news stories there are links to state and federal laws, consumer advice, and a list of court cases dealing with medical records.

Medical Transcription Samples 

Medicial Transcription Templates, How to create in MS Word

Normal Physical Examination Template Format For Medical Transcriptionists 

Coding

ICD Classification of Diseases, Functioning, and Disability - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (National Center for Health Statistics)

e-MDs ICD-9 Coding Search - (2009) search codes and other information

ICD-9 Codes / Medical Billing and Coding - (2010) search codes and other information.

ICD9Data.com - free 2008 ICD-9-CM Database     

ICD-10 Code Translator - The ICD-10 code online conversion tool allows you to convert ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes or vice versa. ICD-9 is being expanded from 13,900 to approximately 120,000 ICD-10 codes, and this online tool can help you map that expansion.

Online ICD9/ICD9CM codes - database was compiled from files available from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

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Radiology

Start here: Radiologic Technologists and Technicians entry in the Occupational Outlook Handbook / U.S. Dept. of Labor.
                Who Are Radiologic Technologists / American Society of Radiologic Technologists

Applied Radiology – the journal of practical medical imaging and management.

AuntMinnie.com - "... provides the first comprehensive community Internet site for radiologists and related professionals in the medical imaging industry ... features the latest news and information about medical imaging ..."--About, Web page. 

Dave's Places in Radiology - "These pages are dedicated to all imaging professionals in search of research, and resource links on our profession as radiologic technologist's, radiologist's and radiology students."
    
Dave's Radiology Students Page - links, resources, etc. focused for students.    

Journal of radiology case reports [electronic resource]

Kentucky - Radiation Operator Certification / Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists

The Medical Radiography Home Page - Internet Resources for Radiologic Science Professionals -   This web sites provides links to radiology resources, radiation protection, radiologic anatomy and more. You can sign up for notifications to web page changes.

Radiology case reports [electronic resource]

RadiologyInfo - This Web site is reviewed and approved by the ACR and RSNA. It provides valuable links on the sidebar to Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Radiation Therapy. Each of these links further provides information on Procedures or exam, Body Systems/Parts and Patient Group, and information on equipment. 

Radiology Today – home page of the magazine    

RT Image – the weekly source for radiology professionals    

RTstudents.com – Radiology resources     

RTstudents.com – Student Zone    

X-Ray Links.com: Radiology websites  - Links are provided for X-Ray Training, Radiologic Schools, Digital Radiology Imaging and Radiology Salaries. 

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Professional Organizations 

Professional organizations often provide links and information to many resources on their websites. 

Alternative Medicine Foundation

AMA Health & medical professional organizations - the American Medical Association (AMA) provides a list of health and medical professional associations.

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Medical Ethics              

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)              

American Association of Medical Assistants     

American Academy of Medical Ethics     

American College of Medical Coding Specialists (ACMCS)     

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 

American Massage Therapy Association  

American Medical Informatics Association              

American Medical Technologists (AMT)           

American Medical Association

American Nurses Association     

American Osteopathic Association  

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science      

American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)     

Association of Laboratory Technicians (ALT)

Clinical Laboratory Management Association      

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)    

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society   

HOSA

Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists

Massage Therapy Foundation

National Athletic Trainers' Association

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Nurse-Healers Professional Associates  (therapeutic touch) 

National Society of Allied Health

Professional Association of Healthcare Office Managers

Radiological Society of North America

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