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Certified Medical Transcriptionist (Voucher Included)

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 using dictated audio recordings from physicians and other healthcare providers.

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.

6 Months / 195 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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Bunker Hill Community College

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Certified Medical Transcriptionist (Voucher Included)

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES174

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

Outline

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Medical Terminology
I. Introduction to Medical Terminology
II. The Musculoskeletal System
III. The Cardiovascular System
IV. The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
V. The Respiratory System
VI. The Digestive System
VII. The Urinary System
VIII. The Nervous System
IX. The Special Senses The Eyes and Ears
X. The Integumentary System
XI. The Endocrine System
XII. The Reproductive System
XIII. Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, Pharmacology
Medical Transcription
I. The Medical Transcription Industry
      An introduction to the medical transcription industry.
II. The Medical Record: Confidentiality and Legal Issues
      In this lesson, you will learn the importance of the confidential nature of medical records, and how HIPAA applies to the role of the Healthcare Documentation Specialist.
III. English Language Basics for the MT
      When changing the spoken word to the written word, knowledge of English grammar and punctuation, is vital. In this lesson, you will brush up on your English grammar and punctuation.
IV. Understanding Medical Terminology – A Refresher
      A good understanding of medical terminology is crucial as you prepare to transcribe dictation into words. In this lesson, we will review word building methods and recognize the components of some common medical words.
V. Mastering Common Medical Terms
      In this lesson, you will learn many of the common medical terms used most often and get a chance to practice them through fun games.
VI. Pharmacology
      In this lesson, we will introduce you to the science behind pharmacology. You will be given an overview of the medication names, dosages, routes of administration, accepted and unaccepted abbreviations, and how to make sure the medication is transcribed accurately in the context of the medical report.
VII. Report Types and Formatting Standards
      The purpose of this lesson is to help you understand the role of the HDS in maintaining the integrity and professional content of the medical record. You will be provided with an overview of report types, report components, and report formatting.
VIII. Transcription Rules and Formatting Guidelines
      In this lesson, we continue to concentrate on report formatting, an important part of transcribing professional reports. The chapters in this lesson will help you learn about formatting guidelines, medical terminology abbreviations, and the use of different styles of numbers.
IX. Preparing to Transcribe
      This lesson will prepare you for actual transcription of medical dictation by reviewing your workspace and necessary equipment, practicing the three-pass technique, recognizing what content to edit without changing the context of a report, and finally checking your work.
MIDTERM  
X. Case Study 1 – Reproductive System
      It is time to begin transcribing physician-dictated reports. In Case Study 1 – Reproductive System, you will focus on the terminology in the glossary followed by an emphasis on listening to voice files and transcribing what is heard. You will begin using your reference materials and editing and proofreading skills to produce accurate and well-formatted medical reports.
XI. Case Study 2 – The Gastrointestinal System
      In this lesson, you will focus on the terminology in the glossary. You will then transcribe the voice files followed by editing and proofreading your reports.
XII. Case Study 3 – The Cardiopulmonary System
      In this lesson, you will focus on the terminology in the glossary. You will then transcribe the voice files followed by editing and proofreading your reports.
XIII. Case Study 4 – Pediatric Neurology/Orthopedics Systems
      In this lesson, you will focus on the terminology in the glossary. You will then transcribe the voice files followed by editing and proofreading your reports.
XIV. Case Study 5 – Psychology/Neurology System
      In this lesson, you will focus on the terminology in the glossary. You will then transcribe the voice files followed by editing and proofreading your reports.
Final Exam

Instructors & Support

Jennifer Della'Zanna

Jennifer Della'Zanna has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, having worked as a medical transcriptionist, practice administrator, biller, and coding specialist. She writes courses and study guides on the use of technology in health care and regularly contributes to publications about health issues. Della'Zanna is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders and the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Albright College.

Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

When enrolling in this course, please take Medical Terminology as the first section, prior to taking Medical Transcription.

You should be proficient in keyboarding. Accuracy is initially most important, but some jobs pay based on production, so speed will become a factor.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • ExpressScribe software. You will be provided with download instructions in Lesson 1 of the Medical Transcription course.
  • Microsoft Word 2013 or later (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins, except for the ExpressScribe software.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials and supplies required for this course are included in enrollment. The following will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • Hillcrest Medical Center: Healthcare Documentation & Medical Transcription
  • Medical Abbreviations
  • Grammar and Punctuation Guide
  • Stedman's Medical Dictionary
  • Medical Terminology for Health Professions
  • AltoEdge USB foot pedal and Transcriber Headphones

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, the course prepares you to take the AHDI Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) exam.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be prepared to take the AHDI RHDS certification exam.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

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