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ERIC Number: ED024779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 99
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A Comprehensive Project to Develop a Complete Curriculum in the Area of Medical Records Technician, Including Guidelines for the Development of a Two-Year Collegiate Curriculum for Medical Record Technicians. Final Report.
Love, Robert L.
The objectives of the project were to determine the quantitative need of medical record technicians, to develop a curriculum, and to explore hospitals to be used for clinical experience. Five hundred and three hospitals assumed to be representative of the 7,127 listed by the American Hospital Association responded to a questionnaire. Projected data indicated that 18,304 persons were employed as medical record technicians and that by 1975 there would be a need for 9,810 more. The 2-year curriculum developed on the basis of the hospitals' suggestions consists of medical records science courses dealing with historical aspects, filing, classification systems and coding methods, ethical and legal aspects, specialized responsibilities, principles of organization and management, medical terminology, and machine transcription, general studies course including English, economics, American government, anatomy and physiology, psychology and human development, other required courses including data processing, computer program, typing, speech, and statistics, and 9 credit hours of electives. A simulated medical record room was developed and actual clinical experiences in large metropolitan and smaller local hospitals were arranged. The report also includes guidelines for curriculum development; the appendix includes survey results, course outlines, a sample hospital contract, a description of summer clinical experience, and a list of cooperating hospitals. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Alfred. Agricultural and Technical Coll.