Show Off Your Mad Skills: Add Images!

Show Off Your Mad Skills: Add Images!

Do you want to make your presentations and materials pop with great visuals? Learn to use search engines to your benefit!
Everyone likes to include meaningful graphics and great visuals in their slide presentations, newsletters, brochures, etc. But, we don’t always have the ability or time to create them on our own.  Did you know you can use Google to find images that can be shared (even commercially) for free?  Here’s how:
Step 1: In the Google search bar, type in what you are trying to find (e.g., Anatomy of the heart)
Step 2: From the menu just below the Google search bar, select “Images”
Step 3: From the menu just below the Google search bar, select “Settings” and then “Advanced search”
Once the advanced search menu appears, scroll to the bottom and you should see a drop-down list of options for “usage rights.” Select the appropriate option for your needs (I frequently use “free to use or share, even commercially”).
Step 4: Click the blue “Advanced Search” button when you are done and, viola, you have a filter list of images free for use.

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Chandra Stephenson, CPC, CDEO, CIC, COC, CPB, CPCO, CPMA, CPPM, CRC, CCS, CPC-I, CANPC, CCC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, is an independent consultant and an AAPC Fellow. She started out in healthcare over 14 years ago and has worked in various settings, including a centralized billing office, a family practice office, a cardiology office, and a local technical college as a billing and coding instructor. Stephenson has worked as a coding and compliance auditor and enjoys auditing, researching coding and compliance issues, developing coding tools, and providing practitioner education. She is a member of the Indianapolis, Ind., local chapter.

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