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Medical Records Technician Program

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Brighton College is ready to help you proudly embark on a brand new career as a medical records technician. With our high quality, in-depth coursework, you'll learn everything you need to be prepared for your electronic medical records certification exam through AHIMA or another recognized certifying body.

With electronic medical records training from Brighton, you'll be on your way to joining a fast-paced, and in-demand field, with great job opportunities awaiting qualified graduates.

What is a Medical Records Technician?

Each time a patient receives a health care service, a record is maintained of the intervention & treatment outcome. A medical records technician organizes all of this documentation for future use. Many medical practices see a large amount of patients. This creates a vast amount of documentation that someone familiar with various filing techniques must maintain. A medical records technician is well acquainted with many aspects of a medical practice, especially medical records.

Medical practices follow laws and guidelines for proper documentation, maintenance and usage of medical records. A medical records Technician is responsible for knowing these laws and guidelines and assisting others, such as physicians, in observing them.

What will the Medical Records Technician program teach me?

Through Brighton's Electronic Medical Records training, you will learn the necessary skills to become a successful medical records technician. In our medical records training program, you will learn more about: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical records, business English, office procedures, medical billing, and basic medical coding. These courses could effectively prepare you for new medical records career opportunities, and you'll be prepared to sit for the various medical records certification exams offered by certifying bodies.

Do I need prior medical experience to enroll in the Medical Records Technician program?

Previous medical experience is not needed. Brighton's electronic medical records training starts with the basics and guides you step-by-step through easy-to-understand training methods. Students with little or no medical experience learn quickly and easily. The Medical Records Technician program is detailed and comprehensive so that you acquire the needed skills to become a successful Medical Records Technician. If you do have previous experience, you will be able to use your current knowledge to complete your medical records training faster.

How long does the Medical Records Technician program take to complete?

The length of the Medical Records program depends on you! If you work an average 10-15 hours per week you will graduate in approximately 6-9 months. However, our Medical Records career training is completely self-paced so you are able to progress as fast as you would like.

Ready to get started on the road towards a new, in-demand career that will help you enjoy a brighter financial future? Call 800.354.1254 or fill out the form on the side of this page to learn more about how you can train to become a Medical Records Technician.


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Brighton College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), Washington D.C. The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.