Medical scribes work closely with physicians and primary care providers in documenting patient care details in electronic health records. This program prepares students to become certified in the profession through training in medical terminology, anatomy, and electronic health records.
In just eight months, you can become a Medical Scribe Specialist, an important member of the healthcare team who maintains comprehensive and accurate electronic health records. Through a combination of classroom material and hands-on training, this program will prepare you to sit for certification by the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists. Learn all about medical terminology, records, procedures, equipment, and patient tracking. Work side-by-side with doctors and specialists in a variety of healthcare settings. Get started on a career that’s expected to grow by 15% over the next few years, and where employees earn more than $36,000 a year on average in South Carolina.
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Sample Program Plan and Costs
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Students will learn medical terminology by analyzing the prefix, suffix, word roots, and combinations used in medical terms. This course is a prerequisite for other courses and medical certificate programs. This course may be used for exemption of AHS 102.
Electronic Health Records
Learn the concepts of recording a patient's record in digital format that can be shared across different healthcare settings. The EHR is a complete record of a clinical patient encounter as well as supporting other care-related activities.
Medical Scribe Specialist
This 12-week accelerated Medical Scribe Specialists course will address training competencies required for the ACMSS certification. Through lecture, review, training, and practice of electronic health record input and documentation management, students will prepare to assist healthcare providers in a clinical setting with activities of patient medical record documentation. Prerequisites: Medical Terminology with a C or better and Electronic Health Records.
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