26. July 2010 05:51
The Medical Transcription technical diploma program offered by Moraine Park Technical College was approved by the Approval Committee for Certificate Programs (ACCP), a joint committee established by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) that approves medical transcription certificate programs.
The ACCP approval committee is the process used by AHDI to identify quality medical transcription education programs that have been evaluated by a peer review process against a minimum set of standards for entry-level medical transcription professionals. The approval designation assures healthcare providers that graduates of Moraine Park’s Medical Transcription program possess the necessary job skills to attain success in entry-level medical transcription positions. Students are guided through a comprehensive curriculum providing them with more than 900 hours of instruction in the requisite medical terminology/English grammar skills and medical knowledge base (anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, laboratory medicine, medical specialties and procedures), and medicolegal requirements that ensure integrity and privacy in the documentation of patients’ healthcare records. Moraine Park’s program is available online and as a FLEx (Flexible Learning Experience) degree.
The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) is the foremost professional organization for healthcare documentation experts, including medical transcriptionists and others dedicated to the integrity and privacy of the healthcare record. AHDI (formerly AAMT) was established in 1978 as part of an effort to achieve recognition for the medical transcription profession. Today AHDI exists to set and uphold standards for education and practice in the field of medical transcription that ensure the highest level of accuracy, privacy, and security of healthcare documentation for the U.S. healthcare system in order to protect public health, increase patient safety, and improve quality of care for healthcare consumers. AHDI is committed to optimizing the execution of healthcare delivery by providing timely, accurate, and relevant clinical information. For more information about the Association, go to www.ahdionline.org.