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Online Medical Transcription Training

Online classes in Medical Transcription are not offered Spring, 2015.

These classes are open entry/open exit, with new groups starting each month.
To register, or for more information,
contact 
Melissa Shockey, in the Workforce Education Department,
at 304-434-8000; or toll-free: 877-982-2322.

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Career Overview

According to the 2012-13 U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, the job of Medical Transcriptionists [MTs] is to:

"...listen to dictated recordings made by physicians and other healthcare professionals and transcribe them into medical reports, correspondence, and other administrative material....
Medical transcriptionists return transcribed documents to the physicians or other healthcare professionals who dictated them for review and signature or correction. These documents eventually become part of patients’ permanent files."

The same Labor Department Jobs Outlook emphasizes that:

Wage and salary range for Medical Transcriptionists (from Future MT website):

  • Part-time work (25hrs/wk): $13,988/year — $28,353/year
  • Full-time work (40hrs/wk):  $22,381/year — $$45,364/year
  • Experienced MT's: up to $60,000/yr — $80,000/yr (independently, or by employing other MTs)
  • Successful MT businesses can far exceed this income if managed properly

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 Medical Transcription Training

The course in Medical Transcription includes Medical Terminology. (These learning goals and outcomes refer to both the classroom Medical Transcription course and the online Medical Transcription class

Course Outcomes/Objectives for Medical Terminology: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

Basic Term Components 

  • Describe the origin of medical language
  • Analyze the component parts of a medical term
  • List and define basic prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms
  • Use basic prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms to build medical terms
  • Explain common rules for proper medical term formation, pronunciation, and spelling
  • List and define the levels of organization of the human body in sequence from most complex to simplest.

Healthcare Records 

  • Define basic terms used in documenting the care of a patient
  • Define commonly used medical record abbreviations
  • Recognize abbreviations prohibited by JCAHO
  • Define common terms related to disease
  • Explain selected terms used in documenting a medical history and physical record
  • List the abbreviations and normal values for typical vital signs.

   

Course Outcomes/Objectives for Beginning Medical Transcription: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the importance of the confidential nature of medical reportsDescribe the content and purpose of inpatient medical records
  • Describe the content and purpose of outpatient medical reports and correspondence
  • Transcribe medical reports using correct report format
  • Transcribe medical reports using correct capitalization, numbering, punctuation, abbreviations, symbols, and metric measurements rules
  • Spell correctly both the English and medical terms and abbreviations presented, either by memory or by using a medical dictionary, medical reference book, or Google search
  • Define the medical terms and abbreviations presented, either by memory or by using a medical dictionary, medical reference book, or Google search
  • Define the prefixes, combining forms, and suffixes presented, either by memory or by using a dictionary, medical reference book, or by using Google search
  • Identify and define the knowledge, skills, abilities, and responsibilities required of a medical transcriptionist
  • Recognize the advantages of having current reference material and be able to use it effectively
  • Edit and proofread medical reports using critical thinking skills, without changing the meaning or the originator’s style
  • Recognize the opportunities provided by the professional association, AHDI, as they pertain to beginning medical transcriptionists

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