This program prepares students to become medical language specialists. Healthcare documentation requires knowledge of medical terminology, healthcare standards, documentation requirements, and organization of health records. The Healthcare Documentation Specialist translates, from oral to written form, information about patients dictated by healthcare professionals. This includes editing of provider documentation via speech recognition technology and the use of electronic health records.
After gaining experience, a qualified Healthcare Documentation Specialist may wish to become a Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS) by passing the certification examination administered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).
Entry: Fall Term
Length: 4 terms (12 months)
Sarah Cottington, Program Director
phone: (641) 683-5163 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5163