Medical Administration refers to the roles within the healthcare industry which are primarily responsible for the efficient administrative operations of a medical facility. These roles can range from a variety of positions, but all contribute to the overall health and well-being of the patient and support for the medical staff. The field of medical administration encompasses both technical aspects of healthcare delivery management and the social and policy issues regarding access to healthcare.
With the advancement of technology, the field of medical administration has greatly improved. Once thought to be the “hidden” roles within the medical field because they were not in the forefront of activity, unlike doctors and nurses, these positions are vital to the efficient operation of medical offices, hospitals, and pharmacies. These support positions have helped to minimize and eliminate errors and provide accurate information to patients and medical personnel.
Martinsburg College offers students the opportunity to learn about the various roles and the skills and knowledge required to be successful in Healthcare Administration Technology, Medical Office Administration, Each of the three certificate programs can typically be completed within eight to twelve months and provide students with a foundation to build or enhance personal and professional skills.