Re-Imagining The Role of Medical Assistants

This three part webinar series about medical assistants is hosted in partnership with the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement. Sessions are held Tuesdays at 3PM ET.

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This series will provide an analysis of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the practice of patient-centered, team-based care with regards to the provider/MA dyad. We will highlight the importance of a team-based care approach as health organizations transition from a COVID-19 response practice to a new practice reality, and explore the role of the medical assistant in the team during COVID-19 and into the future.

NIMAA is a non-profit learning institute that trains medical assistants to work in high-performing primary care settings. NIMAA was created by community health centers to address critical workforce shortages and provide educational opportunities in the communities health centers serve.

Previous Sessions

  • Session 1: The Role of the Medical Assistant within Telehealth and the COVID-19 Response
    Slides | Video
    • Date: May 5, 2020
    • Faculty: Dr. Mary Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C. Dr. Tillman Farley, MD.  Nicholas Hughey, RN, MBA, FACHE.
  • Session 2: Creative Disruption of COVID-19 & Implications for Team-Based Care
    Utilizing MA Workforce| Slides | Video
    • Date: May 12, 2020
    • Faculty: Dr. Tom Bodenheimer, MD, MPH: Founding Director, Center for Excellence in Primary Care, Rachel Willard-Grace, MPH: Director, Center for Excellence in Primary Care, Dr. Julita Mir, MD: CMO, Community Care Cooperative (C3)
  • Session 3: The Future Role of the Medical Assistant on Effective Care Teams
    Slides | Video
    • Date: May 19, 2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET
    • Faculty: Josie Llaneza, MPH; Director of Programs and Health Equity, Erie Family Health Centers, Elizabeth Murphy, CMA(AAMA), AS, MM; Associate Director of Education, NIMAA, Lucia Mendisabal, CMA; Immunizations Program Coordinator, Salud Family Health Centers

Learn More About NIMAA

The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement that trains Medical Assistants to work effectively in today’s high-performing primary care settings. NIMAA was created by community health centers to provide access to education and employment opportunities in the communities they serve, while addressing a critical workforce shortage.