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...

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Certified Medical Transcriptionist (Voucher Included)

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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 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

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 195 course hours
  1. Medical Terminology
    1. Introduction to Medical Terminology
    2. The Musculoskeletal System
    3. The Cardiovascular System
    4. The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
    5. The Respiratory System
    6. The Digestive System
    7. The Urinary System
    8. The Nervous System
    9. The Special Senses The Eyes and Ears
    10. The Integumentary System
    11. The Endocrine System
    12. The Reproductive System
    13. Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, Pharmacology
  2. Medical Transcription
    1. The Medical Transcription Industry
    2. The Medical Record: Confidentiality and Legal Issues
    3. English Language Basics for the MT
    4. Understanding Medical Terminology – A Refresher
    5. Mastering Common Medical Terms
    6. Pharmacology
    7. Report Types and Formatting Standards
    8. Transcription Rules and Formatting Guidelines
    9. Preparing to Transcribe
    10. Midterm
    11. Case Study 1 – Reproductive System
    12. Case Study 2 – The Gastrointestinal System
    13. Case Study 3 – The Cardiopulmonary System
    14. Case Study 4 – Pediatric Neurology/Orthopedics Systems
    15. Case Study 5 – Psychology/Neurology System
    16. Final Exam

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.

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 newer.
  • Mac: macOS 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 the Medical Transcription course.
  • Microsoft Word 2013 or later (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe 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 Material Requirements:

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) 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.

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.

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.

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 about financial assistance.

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