Everyone who passes through a doctor’s office, a hospital, a health clinic, or any other health care institution leaves behind a paper trail. Like schools, which keep detailed files on each student, medical providers carefully record the history of each patient. They track everything from routine checkups and vaccinations to emergency surgery and radiation treatments. While schools record grades, however, medical professionals record diagnosis and treatment codes.
If you study medical records administration, you’ll learn medical terminology and coding. You’ll also be prepared to handle financial, insurance, and even legal issues related to patient care.