The Healthcare Documentation Certificate trains students in medical keyboarding skills to produce dictated reports by physicians and other healthcare providers, and ancillary disciplines to produce a legal document. This provides medical necessity to submit insurance claims, payment, and audit procedures, and to provide documentation of medical care in the event of legal or court proceedings.
Such reports include:
- Hospital admissions
- Hospital discharge summaries
- Operative notes
- Pathology and radiology reports
- Surgical consultations
- Psychological evaluations.
Career options available to those with this certificate include: medical transcription, medical scribe, healthcare documentation specialist, and speech/voice recognition editor.