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ACMSS Certified Academic Partner Lackawanna College Offers Innovative Scribe Program
CONTACT: Kristin Hagen, CMSS, CPHIMS
ORANGE, Calif., Dec. 12, 2016. The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS) is proud to be working with its latest Certified Academic Partner—Lackawanna College of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Lackawanna College’s medical scribe curriculum has been approved by the ACMSS board.
“Our Certified Academic Partnership is evolving in order to simplify the process for academic institutions to get their scribes certified, and provide greater value for their students,” says Kristin Hagen, Executive Director of ACMSS.
Lackawanna College is a private, open enrollment college in Scranton, PA., with satellite centers throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. Lackawanna College has traditionally offered associate degree programs and conducted intensive continuing education programs. The college recently expanded its offerings to the bachelor’s degree level, and is also expanding its professional courses. Lackawanna County has a population of about 200,000 and the workforce there is skewed heavily to the “silver tsunami” of over-55 workers. The area has three hospitals and a medical college, making it a healthcare hub of sorts.
Lackawanna has partnered with ACMSS and is guided by the latest Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) standards for Certified Medical Scribe Specialists (CMSS). CAAHEP is the premiere “gold” standard for leading academic allied health education professions through third-party programmatic accreditation. ACMSS offers the Certified Academic Partnership to those institutions whose medical scribe curriculum content conforms to standards approved by the board of ACMSS. Through this CAAHEP-accredited pathway, prospective students can be trained, based on the accredited institution’s standards implementation, through a range of potential onsite or remote offerings, from certificate programs to hybrid degree innovations.
For a full story on the ACMSS partnership with Lackawanna College, click here (https://theacmss.org/lackawanna-cap/).
The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS) is the nation’s only nonprofit professional society representing more than 18,000 Medical Scribes in over 1,800 medical institutions. ACMSS partners with academic institutions, non-profit partners, and medical scribe corporations to offer both education-to-certification and employment-to-certification pathways. ACMSS advances the needs of the medical scribe industry through certification, public advocacy, secure innovative systems design, individualized and customized consulting, and continuing education for improved care coordination and patient-centric care toward wellness. ACMSS is available for public speaking engagements and customized consulting serving healthcare.