Chinese Company Releases a Medical Assistant Chatbot

While medical assistants are an indispensable part of Western medicine, this appears to not be the case in China. China’s largest search engine, Baidu, announced in October 2016 that it had produced an artificial intelligence-powered chatbot. The company named its …

Medical Assistant Recognition Week Celebrated

Medical Assistant Recognition Week (MARWeek), which takes place each year in the third full week of October, was developed to honor the efforts of thousands of medical assistants across the United States. It is endorsed by the American Association of …

Medical Assistant Program Receives Fourth Accreditation

The medical assistant program at Iowa Lakes Community College in Spencer, Iowa has been granted continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) in conjunction with CAAHEP’s Board …