American Healthcare Documentation Group Endorses the National Medical Scribe Certification Exam from the American College of Clinical Information Managers (ACCIM)

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The CIMCAT is a comprehensive certification exam which ensures a medical scribe or clinical information manager possesses the skills and knowledge necessary to accurately and efficiently capture each patient encounter and support the overall delivery of healthcare in an efficient and cost effective manner.

The ACCIM was established to advance the profession through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning and has long recognized the need to develop a certification examination that targets clinical information management professionals who are qualified by their training and experience to achieve industry-level certification.

“Medical scribe employment is clearly on the rise and healthcare employers need to know that a scribe, who is typically new to the industry, possesses the skills and knowledge necessary to accurately document the patient encounter and support the overall delivery of healthcare," says Kristin Hagen, Executive Director of the ACCIM. "Too many companies today are marketing themselves as providing 'certified' scribes when up and until this point there has not been an independent organization to substantiate that claim. This is not well suited for our profession or the individuals in our hospitals and medical facilities today."

As the nation's leading workforce development company focused on the healthcare documentation industry, the American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group has been helping individuals become gainfully employed in the areas of medical transcription, medical billing, medical coding and medical scribing. “Helping our graduates achieve industry certification and gain employment is our primary focus,” says Peter Reilly, President and CEO of the American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group. "By instituting the ACCIM's national certification exam as the launching pad for graduates of our online Medical Scribe Training program, all of our training programs now lead to industry certification by their respective national associations."

"We are thrilled that AHDPG has taken this step to ensure the graduates from their program meet our stringent requirements," says Kristin Hagen. "Employers seeking well trained and qualified medical scribes can have confidence that a graduate from AHDPG will be well prepared when they walk in the door."

To learn more about the training programs at AHDPG, please visit our website at: http://www.ahdpg.com or call Lynn Calkins our Admissions Coordinator at 719.404.3449.

About AHDPG
The American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (AHDPG) is a leading training and workforce development company focused on the healthcare documentation industry. AHDPG was the first employer owned training organization approved by the Approval Committee for Certificate Programs (ACCP), a joint committee established by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). AHDPG provides online training in the areas of medical transcription editing, medical billing and coding and clinical information management (medical scribe) delivered in a supportive environment. Students graduate ready to take their respective certification exams and gain employment in the healthcare documentation industry. For more information about AHDPG, please visit our website at http://www.ahdpg.com.

About ACCIM
The American College of Clinical Information Managers (ACCIM) is the nation’s preeminent professional society representing clinical information management (CIM) professionals. The ACCIM is committed to advancing the CIM profession through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning. ACCIM certification and membership is sought and earned by Clinical Information Managers on a voluntary basis. To learn more about the ACCIM and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at http://www.theaccim.org.

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