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Electronic Health Record/Coding

LOCATIONS OFFERED PROGRAM LENGTH SCHEDULE OPTIONS
Colton 9 Months Day & Evening
LOCATIONS OFFERED
Colton
PROGRAM LENGTH
9 Months
SCHEDULE OPTIONS
Day & Evening

Benefits | Career Outlook | Curriculum | GEDT Information

Overview

In today’s world, technology impacts all aspects of our lives, opening new doors and exciting new career opportunities. As an electronic health record/coding technician, you will be at the forefront of technology in the healthcare world, helping deliver a smooth experience for patients and becoming a reliable assistance for nurses and doctors. You will become a vital liaison between patients, doctors and nurses.

Summit College offers the individual attention that will prepare students to enter the healthcare field knowledgeable and confident in what they have learned. The highly trained instructors in our Electronic Health Record/Coding program will guide and challenge students so they are ready for the healthcare field. The program ensures a well-rounded education with theoretical classes and hands-on practice in our labs, using the newest technology. Students and faculty are supported by an eager-to-help staff in a team-based environment.

At the end of our Electronic Health Record/Coding program, you will be equipped with the skills needed to succeed in your promising career in the healthcare field.

Benefits of Summit College

Summit College provides you with a skilled and knowledgeable group of instructors who will give you constant support and guidance in your quest to become an electronic health record/coding technician. We provide the right learning tools so you can thrive in any setting, helping you think critically and quickly on your feet.

Here, students will learn not only how to manage electronic health records and assemble patients’ health information, but also how to regularly communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals in order to obtain additional information and clarify diagnoses.

At Summit College you will receive an education that integrates classroom theory with hands-on practice and externship hours that will help you develop the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for. In the Electronic Health Record/Coding program you may expect to learn the following:

  • Health records
  • Medical terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Medisoft
  • How to submit claims
  • Hands-on experiences and skills

Our Electronic Health Record/Coding program will introduce you to a concept defined as systematic collection of electronic health information about individual patients or populations.

Summit College offers small class sizes to encourage connections among peers and instructors, in the hope of creating a personal association between them so they can support one another in achieving their education and career dreams.

At Summit College we provide personalized support, modern learning resources, computer labs and an excellent staff ready to help with whatever you may need. We also offer a Learning Academy that is open six days a week, and Career Services that will give you the preparation you need to start your career in the healthcare field. Our schedule options are very flexible, including day, evening and weekend courses, making education available for everyone.

Allied Health courses are on a monthly start rotation. Please check with the Admissions department or call 888-497-3382 for the next start date.

Career Outlook

The job market is a demanding place, and for that reason we prepare our students to enter it as prepared professionals. That is why we have a experienced faculty help students reach their goals.

There is an increasing demand for electronic health record/coding technicians in today’s job market. Their employment is projected to grow by 15% from 2014 to 2024. This exceeds the overall projected employment growth rate of 7% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So this is a great moment for students to launch their careers in the healthcare field.*

As an electronic health record/coding technician, you will work as a liaison between patients, doctors and nurses. You will be trained and prepared to work in the following facilities:

  • Doctor’s office
  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory settings
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical clinics
  • Healthcare companies
  • Insurance companies

You will work with healthcare services, organizing and managing health information and regularly communicating with physicians and other healthcare professionals. You will be responsible for a number of important tasks, such as dealing with patients’ medical history, symptoms, examination results, diagnostic tests, treatment methods and various other services. Your duties may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Managing the records of patients
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Handling billing needs
  • Handling claims and patient payments
  • Reviewing and providing information on insurance benefits
  • Recording doctors’ notes

*https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm

Curriculum

Our Electronic Health Record/Coding program works with simulated electronic health records to help students learn the ins and outs of the system. You will learn how to do a multitude of tasks required for the job, such as assembling patients’ healthcare information, organizing and managing information and communicating with physicians and nurses. You will learn medical terminology and critical thinking skills required in dealing with the system.

Summit College’s curriculum was especially designed to integrate theory and hands-on practice in modules that build on one another, to equip students with knowledge of all the newest technology and practice.

Our curriculum includes:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health Records
  • Terminology and Pharmacology
  • Microsoft Word/Microsoft Excel
  • Coding and Compliance
  • Computers in the Medical Office
  • Career Development
  • Word Processing and Health Management Systems
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Billing

The goal of our program is to prepare students with a strong and firm foundation, so they will be able to thrive in their chosen field and career. This program provides students with skills for an entry-level position in the electronic health record/coding field.

Upon completion of the Electronic Health Record/Coding program, students will receive a diploma.

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