The Role of the Medical Assistant in 21st Century Healthcare
The Role of Medical Assistants
As the nation’s healthcare delivery system transforms to accommodate millions of Americans, many with complex medical needs, the medical assistant has become an essential member of the care team.
Medical assistants are often the first point of contact for patients, with deep knowledge of their personal and medical histories. They are essential in pre-visit planning and pulling data from electronic health records to maximize the value of the patient encounter.
NIMAA's medical assistant graduates are equipped with the education, skills, and training they need to be an essential part of the modern healthcare team in a patient-centered medical home.
NIMAA provides state-of-the art online learning with long-term externships at the nation’s leading high-performing health centers.
The modern medical assistant
- performs clinical tests and procedures
- serves as an educator and motivational coach to support patients’ efforts to maintain and improve their health
- participates in quality improvement projects
- uses population health management tools to improve patient outcomes