Medical transcription is a vital part of the patient care process. Professionals in this role are making a difference to the patients who depend on accurate medical documentation of their diagnosis and care, and to employers who depend on highly qualified and reliable specialists to complete their work in a precise and timely manner. Medical transcriptionists, sometimes referred to as healthcare documentation specialists, create reports and other administrative documents from dictated audio recordings from physicians and other healthcare providers.
6 Months / 195 Course Hrs
Includes Certificate of Completion from Webster University
In the Certified Medical Transcriptionist course, you will develop skills using online simulations and learn about speech recognition software and its impact on the medical transcription industry. This course will also prepare you to take the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) exam. It also includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam.
You will also learn how to edit information for grammatical errors and ensure the correct, proper usage of medical terms in a patient's records. You learn the importance of maintaining confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA and reporting accuracy in accordance with the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). You will also receive in depth training on medical terminology relating to anatomy, physiology, disease processes, pharmacology, laboratory medicine, and the internal organization of medical reports.
During this course, you will put into practice your knowledge of proper transcription formatting and medical terminology through case studies that cover a wide variety of medical situations. You will practice transcribing real medical reports that include medical procedures and treatments; consultations; operative, pharmacology, and radiology reports; and death and discharge summaries. This intensive hands-on training will help you develop your listening, attention to detail and time management skills, which are strong qualities that employers are looking for from candidates.
What You Will Learn
- Describe the importance of maintaining the confidential nature of medical reports
- Transcribe medical reports using correct report format and correct capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations, symbols, and metric measurements
- Correctly spell English and medical terms in addition to abbreviations, either by memory or by using a dictionary or reference book
- Identify the knowledge, skills, abilities, and responsibilities required of medical transcriptionists
How The Course is Taught
- Self-paced, online course
- 6 months to complete
- Open enrollment, begin anytime
- 195 course hours
How You Will Benefit
- Learn the proper format to transcribe doctors' notes into medical reports
- Understand the importance of confidentiality & accuracy
- Gain hands-on experience via case studies covering a variety of medical situations
More Course Information
5 Reasons Why You Should Start A
Career in Medical Support
Are you detail-oriented and good with people? Then consider the following reasons to start a career in medical support:
- The jobs are predicted to increase: According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, this career area is predicted to increase in jobs - mainly because the US population is aging.
- You can often work from home: Medical coders and other support staff often work from home, allowing them to balance work and family.
- You get to help people: Medical support staff are often the face of doctors and other physicians. You can address the needs of people right when they need them.
- Many careers can be the start of a small business: Why work for someone else, when you can provide these services yourself and grow a business!
- Medical support is portable: Every community has medical offices. Your career can go with you if you need to move.
We know balancing a family is challenging and we want to help you focus on your career too. Webster University is committed to empowering the spouses of those serving our country through our online courses.
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Offered through the DoD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) scholarship is what’s known as a workforce development program. Its benefit is simple — it gives qualified military spouses up to $4,000 in tuition assistance, which they can apply to a variety of adult education programs aimed at helping them get ready for a successful portable career. So, who qualifies for the money and who doesn’t? Primarily, MyCAA was made for spouses of junior Active Duty, Guard, or Reserve members on Title 10.
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