Health Care

Cengage Takes Home Multiple Platinum and Gold Honors from Hermes Creative Awards

We’re proud to announce that Cengage has received seven recognitions from the 2018 Hermes Creative Awards, an international competition for creative professionals in the media, marketing and communication industry. Each year, thousands of entries from all types of companies are reviewed and recognized for excellence in creativity, design and technology. Cengage was honored for creative excellence in print and electronic media for National Geographic Learning and MindTap programs.

How We Placed

The Cengage 2018 Hermes Award wins include:
    Platinum Awards:
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Are Medical Assistants Grads Ready for Work? Think Again

Why do students go to college? It’s a question many are asking these days in light of new research showing a noticeable gap between educational outcomes and the skill expectations of both students—and their future employers. Two studies, one of employers and one of students, show this widening disparity between what students learn while in college and what they need to know to thrive in the workplace. This is especially true in the medical field where workforce readiness can have serious consequences for patient care.

Not Ready for Work

A study analyzed the opinions of 17 employers attending medical Read More…


Voice of the Student in Medical Assisting, Surgical Technology, and Medical Insurance Billing and Coding

Cengage Learning wanted to better understand what today’s Medical Assisting, Surgical Technology, and Medical Insurance Billing and Coding students need to better balance challenging work-life environments, the key skills needed to unlock their full potential, and the technology required to ensure future success in their chosen fields. In order to gather these insights, Cengage Learning conducted more than two dozen face-to-face and online group interviews with students at the Medical Assisting Advisory Board and from colleges and universities across the nation. While extensive research has been done to understand what instructors need and employers desire from tomorrow’s professionals, this Read More…


Ross Education Gears Up for ICD-10 with Cengage Learning’s Training Programs

As of October 1, 2015, health care providers in the U.S. must use International Classification of Disease tenth revision (ICD-10) codes when they submit medical claims for services provided after that date. Thus, to help students prepare for certification exams (and their future careers), educational institutions like Ross Medical Education Center must include ICD-10 coding as part of their coursework. But prior to training its students on this new system, Ross needed to train its instructors—and for that, the center turned to Cengage Learning. Working with Cengage Learning, Ross was able to offer its instructors professional ICD-10 resources that got Read More…


Addressing the Needs of Health Care Students and Instructors

Insights from the 2015 ABHES Conference
In order to better understand the challenges facing career college health care instructors and their students, Cengage Learning’s market research team conducted interviews with instructors at the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) conference in February 2015. Cengage Learning wanted to understand instructor needs and concerns, and discuss what they consider to be their most significant challenges.

A total of fourteen instructors across health care disciplines were interviewed. The research shows that instructors have difficulty engaging students and getting past their personal barriers. These barriers, which include home issues and poor academic backgrounds, are the biggest challenges most students face.
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