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Medical Scribe-Certificate

The Medical Scribe is trained to input information into the electronic medical record at the direction of a physician or practitioner, as the provider assesses and examines the patient. The scribe will record the patients history, physician's interaction with the patient, procedures, lab results and other information. The curriculum teaches the skills required for entry-level employment as a medical scribe, which includes anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, human relations, medical law and ethics, HIPAA guidelines and standards, medical records documentation, introduction of electronic health records, and basic principles of billing, coding and reimbursement. The trained medical scribe will allow the provider to focus on the care of the patient, which then increases their productivity, continuity of care and patient satisfaction.
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Instructors and Staff
Deb Shaffer - Instructor, ext. 5213
Email: dshaffer@scciowa.edu
AAS, Mt. St. Clare College
ADN, Southeastern Community College
Megan Massner - Instructor, ext 5203
Email: mmassner@scciowa.edu
Diploma, Southeastern Community College
Carla Pilkington - Instructor, ext. 1986
Email: cpilkington@scciowa.edu
AA, Southeastern Community College
BA, Buena Vista University
 

 

Medical Scribe-Certificate

The Medical Scribe is trained to input information into the electronic medical record at the direction of a physician or practitioner, as the provider assesses and examines the patient. The scribe will record the patients history, physician's interaction with the patient, procedures, lab results and other information. The curriculum teaches the skills required for entry-level employment as a medical scribe, which includes anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, human relations, medical law and ethics, HIPAA guidelines and standards, medical records documentation, introduction of electronic health records, and basic principles of billing, coding and reimbursement. The trained medical scribe will allow the provider to focus on the care of the patient, which then increases their productivity, continuity of care and patient satisfaction.

Prerequisite: COMPASS or ACCUPLACER score sufficient to enroll in ENG-131 Business English. All courses must be passed with a grad of "C" (2.0) or better.

 

* Denotes a course option. Select one class from the group of classes listed to satisfy this requirement.

 
 Fall Semester  Credit
  BIO-163 ESSENTIALS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY     4
  HSC-114 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY     3
  MAP-401 MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS     1
  MAP-431 HUMAN RELATIONS     1
  MTR-158 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL SCRIBE     7

Medical Scribe-Certificate

 

BIO-163 - ESSENTIALS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: This introductory course is designed for the student needing a one-semester combined anatomy and physiology course with laboratory. All systems will be covered with greater emphasis on the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune and urinary systems.

 

HSC-114 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Lecture: 2Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course is designed to study the basic language related to medical science with emphasis on word analysis, construction, definitions, pronunciations, spelling and standard abbreviations.

 

MAP-401 - MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS

Lecture: 1Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 1

Description: This course is designed to expose the student to legal concepts of standard of care, scope of employment, criminal and civil acts, contract, negligence and ethical concepts.

 

MAP-431 - HUMAN RELATIONS

Lecture: 1Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 1

Description: This course includes the study of the fundamental principles related to human relations, self-improvement, professional appearance and attitudes, limitations, and behaviors. Principles of individualized client care and etiquette of the medical practice are emphasized.

 

MTR-158 - INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL SCRIBE

Lecture: 2Lab: 6OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 7

Description: This course is designed to prepare students to create a patient care record under the direct supervision of a physician. Students will learn to recognize and obtain a chief complaint, history of present illness, past medical, social and family histories, review of systems, and physical exam. Medical procedures, lab results, and other pertinent patient information for a patient visit will also be covered. Practical experience will include transcription/editing of history and physical reports, consultation reports, SOAP notes, progress notes, and office notes. Students will obtain knowledge in classification of drugs, normal routes of administration, usage, and generic and brand names. Routine patient encounters, management of chronic diseases, and characteristics of disease processes will be discussed. Students will identify the importance and challenges of medical documentation, including guidelines for evaluation and management of visits.

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