Electronic Health Records Training at BTI
Digital medical records have enabled the medical industry to become more efficient, but trained professionals are needed to manage those records. People interested in technology and working in medicine in the Reading, Wyomissing, Birdsboro and Lititz areas have found new careers through our Electronic Health Records Program. You can too! BTI’s comprehensive electronic health records training ensures that you are ready for the job market when you complete our program. Our industry-experienced instructors will help you prepare for a successful and satisfying career as a Patient Records Manager, Health Information Clerk or Medical Records Technician.
BTI's Electronic Health Records Training Courses
As a student in this program, you will learn to manage healthcare data and information resources. You will also learn how to collect and analyze patient data efficiently and according to regulations.
Key courses in this program include:
- Medical Law and Ethics - Regulations and policies associated with the medical field will be reviewed. Professional liability, licensing, HIPAA laws, and risk management strategies will be covered as well.
- Anatomy and Physiology - This subject is divided into two courses to give you a strong understanding of the systems in the human body. You will learn about the body's chemical processes, structural systems and diseases.
- Medical Computer Applications - You will learn how to build databases, enter patient information, work with insurance forms, how to remain compliant with regulations and maintain efficiency.
You'll also be learning the most up to date information in the field, including ICD 9-10 codes. At Berks Technical Institute, we emphasize providing the hands-on training you need to succeed as a Medical Records Technician. Our instructors offer insight from their time in the field, too, so you can apply what you've learned in the classroom to real-life situations.
Career Paths Using Electronic Health Records
Getting your Associate in Specialized Business Degree in Electronic Health Records gives you a range of career opportunities. These opportunities include the following:
- Medical Records Technician -Those who work as Medical Records Technicians review patient medical records for accuracy and completion, and then enter the appropriate data into an electronic records system. If you enjoy working with data and computer systems, this could be the career for you!
- Patient Records Manager - If you're interested in taking on management responsibilities, working as a Patient Records Manager might be a good fit. Those in this position focus on maintaining accurate patient data and ensuring its security.
Employees in these careers tend to work in hospitals and smaller medical offices. Some work in research laboratories and other private facilities.
Electronic Health Records Externship Opportunities
As part of the Electronic Health Records Program, we require students to complete an externship. Gaining experience in a professional setting is excellent preparation for starting your career.
Your externship will give you the opportunity to use the skills you've gained as a student at BTI. It will also give you the chance to experience life in your chosen field.
How BTI Supports You in Finding a New Career Working with Electronic Health Records
At BTI, we strive to teach students the skills they need to succeed. We offer assistance starting with the application process and continuing throughout your career.
When you apply to BTI, you'll meet with an Admissions Representative who will help you determine which program is right for you based on your interests. You'll also have the opportunity to meet with a financial aid representative who can help you apply for loans, grants and other forms of financial assistance to help you pay for your education. (Financial Aid is available for those who qualify)
As an alumni of BTI, you'll continue to have access to our Career Services Department. We can help you with resume writing, interviewing skills and more, regardless of where you are in your career.
Learn More About Electronic Health Records Training at BTI
Ready to start on the path to a new, exciting career? Contact our admissions representatives by calling 866.481.9301 or requesting information about applying to BTI and our Electronic Health Records Program in Pennsylvania.* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (visited May 22, 2015).