Online Healthcare Training Program, MTEC, Announces New Name and Expanded Curriculum in Health Information Management

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Clinical Coding, Speech Editing and Data Management Courses Set to Fuel One of the Fastest-Growing Health Occupations; and Assess ICD-10 Readiness

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The same perfect storm is brewing with the convergence of ICD-10, the government’s push to train 10,500 health IT workers by 2012, and the call for 6,000 new HIM workers annually.

MTEC, a leading online healthcare training program, proudly announces a new name and expanded mission. Formerly the Medical Transcription Education Center, MTEC is now the Medical Technology Education Center and will soon be adding new courses for ICD-10 assessments, coding and data management programs, and a medical administrative assistant program. The announcement was made by Sean Carroll, CEO.

“The health information management (HIM) profession went through formidable change in the 1980’s when prospective payment and DRGs were introduced. The same perfect storm is brewing with the convergence of ICD-10, the government’s push to train 10,500 health IT workers by 2012, and the call for 6,000 new HIM workers annually,” he concludes.

According to industry experts, there is a 40-50% shortage of health information workers; and the deficit is expected to grow by an additional 20% over the next five years. By expanding the program’s mission and curriculum, MTEC helps hospitals, physicians, community colleges and industry service providers train the additional staff they need to fill these roles.

  •     Expanded healthcare education programs and curriculum.
  •     Cost-effective coder assessments and training, particularly for ICD-10.
  •     Highly interactive, online learning options for the next generation of students and ancillary healthcare professionals.

MTEC currently is the leading online program for medical transcription and speech recognition editing. The school also prepares their students for the new healthcare environment by orienting them to Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology, and HIPAA standards for information privacy and security compliance.

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