Medical Records Technician Training Program
Are you looking for a “recession-proof” career? The IMBC Medical Records Technician program offers an Associate in Specialized Technology (A.S.T.) degree that prepares graduates for exciting careers in hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing care facilities, medical records facilities, chiropractors, dental offices, and insurance companies…and the list goes on!
Medical Records Technicians (MRTs,) also referred to as health information technicians, organize and manage health information data. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes and maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.
IMBC includes specialized training in the preparation, maintenance and security of the patient’s medical record. Students are introduced to Electronic Health Records (EHR) and how this impacts patient records in the digital world. A core of medical courses — medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes, medical billing and coding — are combined with Microsoft products to provide a well-rounded path to career success in medical records management. IMBC graduates are well prepared for a successful career and are taught how to find and retain a job in their field. Professional Development topics include interviewing skills, human relations, resume preparation, team building, professional appearance and behavior, workplace dynamics and ethics and the development of good work habits.
Students participate in a medical internship which allows the student to practice classroom skills in the medical office under the supervision of medical professionals.
Nationally Registered Certified Coding Specialist (NRCCS) and the Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) are administered by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP) and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) respectively. IMBC will pay for the certification exams for the student. Certification Exams are not required for employment; however, employers understand students passing voluntary, third party, certification exams validate their competencies, skills and abilities in the specialized field of study. IMBC believes students passing certification exams have a more competitive employ- ment advantage for being hired over students with no certification.
According to the US Bureau of Labor, the employment of MRTs / health information technicians is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.