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Mission: The mission of this program is to provide students with the best quality training in order for them to achieve their career goals in the health care industry.
Introduction to Health Information Technology - Course HIM0009 (90 hours) – Students will learn safety procedures, employability skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, basic mathematics, science, computer literacy, and basic health information technology.
Medical Transcriber, 1 of 3 - Course HIM0074 (370 hours) – Students will achieve a high level of knowledge and comprehension of medical terminology, English grammar and punctuation, and the use of medical references in order to convert voice-recorded reports, as dictated by health professionals, into text format.
Medical Transcriber, 2 of 3 - Course HIM0075 (370 hours) – Students will learn the operation of word processing and transcription equipment; achieve basic skills in the transcription of various medical documents; and understand the practice of safety and security specific to a medical transcriber, including proper working ergonomics for personal health.
Medical Transcriber, 3 of 3 - Course HIM0081 (370 hours) – Students will learn about the role of health information services; understand ethical and legal principles involving medical records and the responsibility of the medical transcriber to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of these reports; and achieve advanced transcription skills.
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Distance Education: Pinellas Technical College offers the Medical Record Transcribing program in an online format only. Prospective students should have proficient computer skills to enroll in this program. Students are expected to complete a required number of online lessons every week. For additional information go to the 'Online Programs and Courses' page.
Industry Certification(s): Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS)
After two years of acute care (or equivalent) transcription experience, individuals may sit for the Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS) exam.
Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement: 70%
Minimum Attendance Requirement: 70%
Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements: Student's competency in reading, math, and language is pre-assessed using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Required basic skills grade levels are: Reading-11, Math-9, and Language-11.
* Length of program and all costs are approximate and subject to change.