medical scribe online course

An educational course focused on providing medical scribes candidates with the skills, knowledge, strategies and tools they need to land a scribe job, advanced their career and excel as a professional in the field.

Medical Scribe program is personalized to an exceptional degree. With a pre-course evaluation, we’ll determine your strengths, pinpoint areas of opportunity, and tailor the program to target those specific topics.

  • >  Complete in as Little as 2 Months
  • >  Self-Paced Study
  • >  Personalized Learning
  • >  1:1 (Human) Support
  • > 1 Voucher for Medical Scribe Exam

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course overview

What You’ll Learn

The best part about this program is that we won’t waste your time discussing material you already know. But if you’re just getting your feet wet, we’ll cover all the fundamentals—and more:course breakdown

Intro to Medical Scribe

You’ll get to know your way around the program and gain an understanding of the industry.course breakdown

Medical Terminology & Anatomy

Learn basic human anatomy and pharmacology, recognize common jargon and abbreviations, and interpret medical instructions.course breakdown

History of the Profession

Find out how the growing pressure for improved EHRs opened doors for new healthcare professionals and kickstarted countless careers.course breakdown

EHR Guidelines

We’ll explain the importance of clinical standards in the development of interoperable electronic health records.See full program details >>

Break Into The Medical Field With Healthcare Scribes

Choosing the right career path can be a bit stressful. However, pursuing a career in the medical field can be both enjoyable and lucrative.

One of the best jobs to have when first starting out in this industry is as a medical scribe. Getting the training needed to be successful in this position is easy with Healthcare Scribes.

We offer a comprehensive online scribe training program that is easy to follow and informative.

Convenience Of An Online Learning Experience

One of the main benefits of using our medical scribe training programs is the convenience offered by online learning.

We understand people are busy and need medical scribe training systems that can work with their schedule. With online learning, you will be able to get your medical scribe certification without having to leave the comfort of your home.

Our instructors are here to answer any questions you may have while taking these classes, which means you have a built-in support system at your disposal.

A Detailed Curriculum And Help Along The Way

Our main goal is to provide our students with a comprehensive and detailed curriculum.

When enrolling in an online medical training course provided by Healthcare Scribes, you will learn everything, from medical terminology to pharmacology and everything in between.

Are You Ready?

If you are ready to pursue a career as a medical scribe, contact us today!

Our team can answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about the programs we offer.

Medical Scribes Are In Demand

Medical Scribes are a fast-growing field full of opportunities. Doctors need help with their electronic health records to spend more time with patients. Our online scribe training program will help you on your way to a new exciting healthcare career.

There was a time when a physician met with their patient, examined them and jotted down some quick notes. They handed the patient a prescription if needed, set the patient’s file on the desk and a secretary refiled it. With recent and continuous changes in rules and regulations, billing requirements, electronic medical records, and quality assurance requirements, those little notes have become a burdensome amount of documentation. So much relies upon the contents of the medical record that it has, in many instances, become the center of the provider’s attention.

Enter the medical scribe! The role of a medical scribe differs from a medical transcriptionist in a vital way. A medical transcriptionist converts voice-recorded reports dictated by physicians or other healthcare professionals into text format, which is later added into the patient’s medical chart. The medical scribe, however, is present with the physician or other healthcare provider while they are seeing the patient. Their job is to remove the burden of documentation from the provider so they can focus their time and energy on treating the patient. Afterwards, the scribe completes the documentation to meet both the physician’s expectations and facility health information management protocols or standards. In addition to completing medical records, the scribe also collects and organizes the data required to meet various legal and ethical requirements of the facility related to quality assurance and data reporting.

The standard knowledge that is required to be successful as a Medical Scribe includes basic anatomy and physiology, an understanding of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) rules and regulations, an understanding of medical billing, and knowledge of electronic medical record systems. There are a number of areas in which a medical scribe can become skilled. These include internal medicine, emergency departments, cardiology or any other area in medicine where a provider desires to remove themselves from the physical data entry required by his/her practice.

Course format

This course is offered in in-person group format and online. All our instructors are experienced medical providers.

Our course may be used for required job training. There are two components to our training. The first is the Medical Scribe Certification course. The second is our Clinical Documentation EHR Course. You will receive two continuing medical education credits from the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education after you have taken both components and filled out the course evaluation form.

See our accreditation letter.

Course overview

Our Medical Scribe Certification  course front matter and our Clinical Documentation EHR  course front matter include the course syllabi, complete accreditation statements and statements from all instructors and contributors.

Scientific basis

This course is written based on scientific evidence. Our main works cited for this course are:

  • Donnersberger, A. B. (2006). A Laboratory Textbook of Anatomy and Physiology (8th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
  • Garlee, R. (2016). Electronic Health Records: Understanding and Using Computerized Medical Records. Salt Lake City, UT: Kindle Electronic Books.
  • Gray, H. 1.-1. (n.d.). Anatomy of the human body (20th ed.). (W. H. Lewis, Ed.) Philadelphia, PA, USA: Lea & Febiger.
  • Limmer, D. J. (2015). EMR Complete: A Worktext (Vol. 1). Boston, MA, USA: Jones and Bartlett.
  • MedChart Medical Scribes. (2013). Medical Scribe Training Manual for Emergency Rooms (2nd ed., Vol. 1). Med House.
  • Thibodeau, G. A. (2006). Anatomy and Physiology. Philadelphia, PA, USA: Elsevier.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2012). Health Information Privacy. (U. D. Services, Producer) Retrieved 07 11, 2016, from http://www.hhs.gov.ocr.privacy/
  • Williams, T. M. (2011). Electronic Medical Records for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley Publishing, Inc.

Additional review information

Additional information is available for organizations that are reviewing our course, just ask us.

  • Complete printout of study materials
  • Complete testing instruments with answer keys — This is only available to accreditation organizations and government regulators that review our course.
  • Complimentary online course access
  • Resumes, CVs and all credentialing information for our instructors