Medical Terminology

Simone Thomas
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Course Description

This is a foundation course in the structure of medical terms with emphasis on spelling, pronunciation, and definition. Students will learn medical terms related to major disease processes diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, abbreviations, drugs, and treatment modalities.

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  • Simone Thomas

    Simone F. Thomas, founder and president of Empire Healthcare Consulting, is a Medicare Risk Adjustment Analyst, college professor, and published author who uses her unique experience to provide consultation in the areas of medical coding, physician education, compliance, and clinical documentation improvement. She is the recipient of the 2013 Florida Health Information Management Association (FHIMA) Mentor Award, the 2015 FHIMA Literary Award, and has been nominated for the 2013 Making Dreams Come True-Distinguished Educator Award from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Simone received a bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine and a certificate in medical coding from Florida International University. She earned two master's degrees from Nova Southeastern University in Health Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine and in Health Law with a concentration in Compliance. Additionally, she earned a Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) certificate from Broward College documenting her knowledge of EHR technology. Simone is a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Florida Health Information Management Association (FHIMA), and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).