ERIC Number: ED026478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
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Essentials of an Acceptable School for Medical Record Technicians.
American Medical Association, Chicago, IL. Council on Medical Education.; American Association of Medical Record Librarians, Chicago, IL.
The Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Association of Medical Record Librarians establishes standards for medical record technician education, surveys and approves educational programs, and publishes lists of approved programs. The standards presented are intended as a guide for program development and relate to organization and administration, services and facilities, faculty, educational program, admission to the approved list of schools, and general information. Programs established in colleges or hospitals should be at least nine months in length and should provide for the acquisition of the following skills: (1) registration of patients, (2) numbering, filing, and preserving records, (3) assembling and analyzing records for completeness and accuracy, (4) collecting data for statistical purposes and preparing statistical reports, (5) maintaining and using indexes of patients, physicians, diseases and operations, (6) transcribing medical reports, (7) coding diseases and operations, (8) using information from records, (9) recording and reporting vital statistics, and (10) adapting secretarial skills to the work of the medical record technician. Lecture hours should total 195, laboratory 90, and directed practice 540. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: American Medical Association, Chicago, IL. Council on Medical Education.; American Association of Medical Record Librarians, Chicago, IL.