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Medical Transcription


The Medical Transcription certificate program includes medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and human disease processes to provide the basis for the student to correctly interpret the medical practitioner’s spoken dictation. Courses in English grammar, proofreading and editing teach the skills necessary to produce the written medical records which are used for billing, on-going patient care, and legal documentation. Students will transcribe medical dictation of increasing difficulty while learning shortcuts to increase their productivity. Successful completion of this 43-credit program prepares the student to enter the work force as an entry-level medical transcriptionist.

Faculty Advisor:

S. Krajewski
425-388-9311
skrajewski@everettcc.edu

E. Stam
425-388-9311
estam@everettcc.edu

MTE 099 - Medical Transcription Test Preparation

This no-fee, noncredit course is designed to help prepare the student for the Career Step final exam and other preemployment testing which is customarily required when seeking a position as a medical transcriptionist or editor. Career Step provides the opportunity for EvCC graduates to take their final exam to qualify for Career Step's Graduate Placement Services. The course targets meeting Career Step gradebook eligibility requirements to take the exam; students must have an 85% or higher score on all module exams and 100% completion of the practicum components of the program (all transcription and editing reports must have been submitted). This exam also serves as an opportunity for students to determine their readiness for the skills assessment evaluations that are a routine part of the MT/MTE job application process. Academic Integrity expectations are clearly articulated and are expected to be upheld because of the importance of the integrity of the medical record. Prerequisites:  MTE 110, MTE 120, MTE 140, MTE 200, MTE 170, MTE 190, MTE 210, MTE 240, MTE 220, MTE 260, MTE 280, MTE 290
MTE 110 - Medical Records and the MT/MTE

MTE 110 provides an overview of resources, tools, and references necessary to succeed as a medical transcriptionist or editor (MT/MTE) and explores the purpose and content of medical records used in healthcare documentation, as well as the MT/MTE’s role in the reimbursement cycle and risk management, emphasizing protection of confidential medical data and proper release of medical information. Industry trends, speech recognition operations, and job roles and responsibilities are introduced. Keyboard basics are reviewed. Overview is provided of healthcare documentation including report components and formatting, regulation compliance, and maintaining integrity and confidentiality of the medical record. The value of membership in a professional organization, networking, and seeking professional credentialing is explored. Academic Integrity expectations are clearly articulated and are expected to be upheld because of the importance of the integrity of the medical record. Prerequisites:  Instructor permission
MTE 120 - Language of Medical Transcription and Editing

MTE 120 focuses on the study of medical terminology for the student working toward proficiency in medical language in order to enter the workforce as a medical transcriptionist or editor. The meaning of medical root words, prefixes, and suffixes, their spelling and pronunciation, and rules regarding their usage are emphasized. Terminology as used in medically-related subfields such as anatomy, pathology, diagnostic/surgical procedures, and symptomatology is also stressed including proper formatting and use of medical abbreviations. Effective techniques for Internet research relating to medical transcription and editing are introduced and explored. Academic Integrity expectations are clearly articulated and are expected to be upheld because of the importance of the integrity of the medical record.
MTE 140 - Grammar Essentials for MT/MTE

MTE 140 helps develop the grammar skills necessary for the medical transcriptionist and editor to produce a finished product that correctly utilizes general rules of English usage, punctuation, and grammar. The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) Book of Style for Medical Transcription is utilized as the definitive reference for general style standards. Parts of speech, parts of sentences, phrases, clauses, verb and pronoun usage, subject and verb agreement, punctuation, capitalization, and appropriate use of abbreviations are covered. Academic Integrity expectations are clearly articulated and are expected to be upheld because of the importance of the integrity of the medical record.
MTE 170 - Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes - MT/MTE

MTE 170 introduces the medical transcription and editing student to basic human anatomical structures and the various diseases that affect them, including disease entities, diagnoses, and treatments through an introduction to the pathophysiology and disease processes. The course also familiarizes students with the major body systems including the skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, reproductive, urinary, cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous, and integumentary/sensory systems and the pathophysiology and disease processes including diagnoses and treatments associated with them in the context of medical transcription and editing. Appropriate Internet research skills as specifically relating to medical transcription and editing in general and these specialties in particular are developed. Academic Integrity expectations are clearly articulated and are expected to be upheld because of the importance of the integrity of the medical record.
MTE 190 - Pharmacology, Lab Data, Physical Exam - MT/MTE

MTE 190 explores pharmacology and provides an overview of drug actions and effects, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion, as well as classifications and formulary, in the context of medical transcription and editing. The student is introduced to standard pharmaceutical terms and commonly prescribed drugs in the context of medical transcription and editing. Physical exam and laboratory data are studied in detail, and the significance of those findings is introduced, with an emphasis on properly expressing physical exam findings and laboratory test values. Academic Integrity expectations are clearly articulated and are expected to be upheld because of the importance of the integrity of the medical record.
MTE 200 - Beginning Medical Transcription - Clinic Notes

MTE 200 introduces the student to medical transcription as a foundation to medical editing, operation of word processing and transcribing equipment, application of specialized rules of grammar and punctuation specific to medical dictation, correct usage and spelling of medical terminology while transcribing clinic and progress notes from actual dictation in specialties including but not limited to cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, OB/GYN, neurology, and orthopedics. Students will be introduced to non-native English-speaking dictators and dictation with background noise, medical abbreviations and when to expand them, and how to use medical references and other resource materials. Appropriate use of the Internet for research is reviewed. Students begin to learn to interpret the meaning of the transcribed medical report. Academic Integrity expectations are clearly articulated and are expected to be upheld because of the importance of the integrity of the medical record. Prerequisites:  MTE 110, MTE 120
MTE 210 - Introduction to Speech Recognition Editing - MTE

MTE 210 reviews the medical transcription editing industry covering history, trends, speech recognition operators, and job roles and responsibilities. The student is introduced to speech recognition and medical transcription editing theory through the speech recognition draft, the editing process, and various editing errors. The student is introduced to actual speech recognition software, keyboard shortcuts, and editing during playback of medical dictation. Academic Integrity expectations are clearly articulated and are expected to be upheld because of the importance of the integrity of the medical record. Prerequisites:  MTE 140
MTE 220 - Focus on Medical Specialties for MT/MTE

MTE 220 focuses on the specialties of and report formatting found in cardiology, gastroenterology, genitourinary medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, and otorhinolaryngology as they relate to medical transcription and editing. Other areas of focus include emergency medicine, pediatrics, radiology, pathology, surgery, and dental reports. The course emphasizes medical terms, abbreviations, laboratory results, medications, and procedures related to the above-named medical specialties. At the same time, increased productivity in lines typed per minute is developed when working with these reports. Academic Integrity expectations are clearly articulated and are expected to be upheld because of the importance of the integrity of the medical record.
MTE 240 - Intermediate Medical Transcription - Acute Care

MTE 240 entails transcription of actual medical dictation of hospital reports in a variety of formats and specialties including discharge summaries, operative reports, procedure notes, consultations, history and physicals and radiology and emergency medicine in an acute-care setting to improve speed, accuracy, and productivity. There is continued work with non-native English-speaking dictators and dictation with background noise. Students will learn to identify obvious medical inconsistencies and when it is acceptable to edit, correct, clarify, or question medical dictation which is incorrect or ambiguous or which does not make sense. There is instruction in interpreting the meaning of the transcribed medical report. Academic Integrity expectations are clearly articulated and are expected to be upheld because of the importance of the integrity of the medical record. Prerequisites:  MTE 200
MTE 260 - Shortcuts, Technology, Employment - MT/MTE

MTE 260 addresses techniques for productivity improvement, including macros and word expansion software. Studies include the current technology and trends in medical transcription and editing. Employment and self-employment opportunities in medical transcription and the advantages and disadvantages of each are delineated. Different forms of compensation including rates and structures in medical transcription and editing are explored. The impact of regulatory agencies and production and accuracy standards and expectations in the work place are defined, and the importance of and requirements for maintaining patient confidentiality are reviewed. The course also includes preparation of a cover letter and resume. Academic Integrity expectations are clearly articulated and are expected to be upheld because of the importance of the integrity of the medical record. Prerequisites:  MTE 140
MTE 280 - Advanced Medical Transcription - Adv. Acute Care

MTE 280 focuses on improved speed, accuracy, and productivity while transcribing actual medical dictation with a range of accents, dictation styles, and specialties in an acute care setting. Emphasis is placed on producing a final accurate, error-free transcript. Students improve their ability to interpret transcribed reports. Emphasis is placed on responsibility and reliability with weekly deadlines in a practicum model using a confidentiality agreement and weekly timeliness logs to work with a variety of account specifics as would be found in a multi-clinic practice, ranging from verbatim transcription to complex account instructions. Advanced acute care work is completed in radiology, emergency room, and operative reports, as well as consultations, history and physicals, procedure and progress notes, and discharge summaries. Academic Integrity expectations are clearly articulated and are expected to be upheld because of the importance of the integrity of the medical record. Prerequisites:  MTE 200, MTE 240.
MTE 290 - Speech Recognition Editing, Clinic and Acute Care

The MTE 290 speech recognition technology (SRT) practicum moves through actual dictation of clinic and progress notes followed by hospital and acute care reports in a variety of specialties progressing in difficulty. Working with an actual industry speech recognition platform, the student will use keyboard shortcuts to listen, read, proof, and edit medical reports generated with SRT, demonstrating improvement of both understand of content and efficiency in the process throughout the course. Speed, accuracy, and production will be tracked and improved, in addition to increased exposure and familiarity with non-native English-speaking dictators and dictation with background noise. Academic Integrity expectations are clearly articulated and are expected to be upheld because of the importance of the integrity of the medical record. Prerequisites:  MTE 140, MTE 200, MTE 210, MTE 240. (May be taken concurrently with MT 240.)

REQUIREMENT CODE KEY

  • AAS - Option II code (if applicable)
  • C - Communication Skills
  • NS - Natural Science
  • H - Humanities
  • SS - Social Sciences
  • NS-L - Natural Science Lab
  • Q - Quantitative Skills
  • TE - Transfer Elective (A list)
  • D - Diversity course

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Disclaimer: The printed catalog is published every year for information purposes and is designed to assist prospective students in program planning. The information in the current catalog reflects current programs, requirements, and costs as of August 1, 2009. All information is subject to change without prior notice. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy at the time of publication; however, the catalog is not an irrevocable contract between the student and Everett Community College. Everett Comunity College reserves the right to make any change in the contents and provisions of the catalog without notice.