EMR Program - Electronic Medical Records Tech. - Now Enrolling
Electronic Medical Records Technician Program
The Corporate Learning Department at Oklahoma City Community College will offer classes this January in the new program, Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Technician.
This non-credit training course will prepare students for information technology jobs in healthcare.
Medical Terminology and Introduction to Computers will be the foundational classes for the EMR Technician program. Date and time for the Medical Terminology course is Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., while the Introduction to Computers course is set for Monday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Future classes will include medical coding, EMR software, healthcare reimbursement methodologies, and health information and statistics. Students who complete the EMR Technician program will be prepared to take certification exams, if they choose, through the American Association of Professional Coders and the American Health Information Management Association.
OCCC’s EMR Technician program will help meet the demand for skilled workers in the medical records area. The established goal of utilizing electronic medical records for all Americans by 2014 will require a large number of trained workers. Estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Education and independent studies indicate a shortfall of approximately 51,000 qualified health IT workers. Within the next five years, trained personnel in the EMR field will be in high demand at hospitals and physician offices throughout the United States as they adopt electronic medical records systems.
For additional information, or to enroll, please contact Delores Jackson at email@example.com, or (405) 682.7857.