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.
Another IMBC advantage is the opportunity for students to take several industry-specific certifications that are included in the MRT program: Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS,) the Certified Billing and Coder Specialist (CBCS,) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR.) Certifications enhance employment marketability!
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.