Medical Transcription Online Training Program
Put your interest in administration and your passion for healthcare to use with our Medical Transcription training. Our online program provides you with the fundamental knowledge for success. The course includes everything you need to graduate: online lessons and downloadable audio files for use in real-world practice exercises. Students also receive the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) Certification Exam and Exam Guide.
With our flexible, self-paced program, you can learn at your own pace and take courses when it’s convenient for your schedule. In as little as 4 months, you can earn your diploma and pursue a career as a medical transcriptionist.
Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career ProgramLearning at Ashworth
The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.
Introduction to the basic operations of allied health careers and the legal and ethical issues students may encounter while working in the many different venues available for these fields.
Lesson Group 2: Medical and Body Systems TerminologyMedical Terminology
Fundamentals and origins of medical terms; analyzing, defining, and creating medical terms; identifying major body structures and directional terms.
Anatomy, physiology, and basic terminology related to the integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, endocrine, and nervous systems.
Anatomy, physiology, and basic terminology related to the urinary and reproductive systems; gynecology, obstetrics, and neonatology terms and conditions; anatomy of the eyes and ears.
An overview of the terminology related to major chronic and infectious diseases as well as surgical treatments for those diseases.
Madison’s Medical Transcription program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to transcribe various types of healthcare documents. Students are introduced to the healthcare record, transcription technology, standard practices, and style perspectives. Students learn to transcribe documents related to all medical specialties, including family practice, internal medicine, cardiology, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, neurology, and pathology. Special attention is paid to HIPAA regulations, confidentiality, and professional issues related to employment.
Your Medical Transcription Course Includes:
- Online medical transcription and editing lessons
- 35 hours of real physician dictations available online
- Medical dictionary & foot pedal
- Instructional and tutorial support from our experienced faculty
- Interactive student portal that can be accessed anytime and anywhere from your phone, tablet, or computer
- Membership in Madison School of Healthcare’s online student community
- Career diploma at graduation
- RHDS certification exam ($180 value)
- 12 month license for the digital version of the RHDS certification Exam Guide ($50 value)
It was a great experience for me. The instructors went over everything that you didn’t know with you - and they were always there when you needed them.
— Shirley Ann Griffin, Recent Graduate
If costly tuition has been keeping you from pursuing education and a career as a medical transcription professional, think again. Online training tuition at Madison School of Healthcare is affordable and flexible. In addition, your fee for the AHDI RHDS Certification Exam and Exam Guide is covered by your tuition.
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The demand for skilled medical transcriptionists continues to hold strong. With an aging population needing more and more medical tests, treatments, and procedures that require documentation, there is a growing need for professionals who can amend patients’ records, edit documents from speech recognition systems, and identify discrepancies in medical reports. Transcription services are also sought out due to the continued need for electronic documentation that can be shared easily among providers, third-party payers, regulators, consumers, and health information systems. Medical transcriptionists often work independently, setting their own hours and transcribing reports from home. Trained transcriptionists are employed in doctors’ and dentists’ offices, imaging departments, hospitals, community clinics and emergency facilities.
|The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts 67,800 medical transcription jobs by 2024.|
Madison School of Healthcare’s Medical Transcriptionist career diploma program graduates are eligible to sit for the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) Certification Exam. Credentials like this are often nationally recognized by many employers and can help open the door for more job opportunities or advancement.
It’s important that the medical transcriptionist training you choose includes the latest information on transcription technology, medical terminology and HIPAA regulations. Look for a program that has only the lesson content you need to know; a program that’s focused on the medical transcription skills you need to start your career.
The program textbook is shipped to the student. Learning guides, audio files and textbook resources for this course are online.
A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.