medical technologist

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pertaining to medicine or to the treatment of diseases; pertaining to medicine as opposed to surgery.
medical assistant a person who, under the direction of a qualified physician, performs a variety of routine administrative and clinical tasks in a physician's office, a hospital, or some other clinical facility.
medical laboratory technician (MLT) see clinical laboratory technician/medical laboratory technician.
medical record administrator one responsible for the indexing, recording, and storage of medical records and reports of patients admitted to hospitals and other health care agencies, and who also prepares reports of births, deaths, transfers, and discharges of patients, and of treatments received.

There are two levels of qualification for the medical record practitioner: Registered Record Administrator (RRA) and Accredited Record Technician (ART). Only those persons who have passed the registration examination of the american health information management association are entitled to use the professional designation of Registered Record Administrator or the job titles of medical record administrator and health record administrator. Only individuals who have passed the accreditation examination of the Association are entitled to use the designation of Accredited Record Technician. Suitable job titles for the RRA might include: Medical Record Administrator; Director, Medical Record Administration Program; Director, Medical Record Services; Instructor; Coordinator; and Research Associate. Suitable job titles for the ART might include: Medical Record Technician; Director; Assistant Director; Supervisor; and Instructor.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

medical technologist

A lab worker in the US who has received at least 4 years of formal college or university education (e.g., a bachelor of science degree in medical technology) and training in various techniques in clinical pathology, haematology, microbiology, chemistry, blood banking, immunology, and other areas of the lab.
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To accommodate the new workflow and the unprecedented testing demand, medical laboratory technologists from other laboratories in the PHMRL were cross-trained.
As we know, medical laboratory technologists typically need a bachelor's degree.
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MAJ Swingholm: Medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) can be assigned to one of three types of units in a theater: combat support hospital (CSH), area support medical company (ASMC), or a blood support detachment (BSD).
AMT is a not-for-profit certification agency and membership association for allied health professionals, primarily medical laboratory technologists and technicians, medical assistants, and phlebotomy technicians.
The committee which included Dr Thomas Pullar eventually evolved to become the Medical Laboratory Technologists' Board (MLTB) which was constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1964.
The glimmer of hope that MLO sees, however, is that of the ongoing need for medical laboratory technologists and technicians.
Graded Medical Laboratory Technologists also known as Graded Officers!
The threatened species that most concerns MLO, however, is that of the disappearing medical laboratory technologists and technicians.
This, again, is a sequel to the kind of training I had in the university, which takes into consideration--clinical and laboratory teaching notwithstanding--that we medical laboratory technologists are biased in favor of the laboratory.
Add to the burgeoning healthcare entities the diminishing supply of medical laboratory technologists along with the medical privacy demanded by HIPAA.
Bringing the pay for medical laboratory technologists and technicians in line with that of others in the allied health field is essential to attract new people and keep current lab professionals in the field.

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