(Host) Vermont’s largest hospital is teaming up with a non-profit company and the state to train medical transcriptionists. Fletcher Allen Health Care says the program should help the hospital find local workers and end the need to send 20 jobs out of state or overseas.
The nonprofit company Vermont HITEC will conduct the medical transcription training program. Fletcher Allen CEO Dr. Melinda Estes says there is a good incentive for students to complete the program successfully:
(Estes) “It’s a rather intensive program and at the end of that eight months, there’s a competency-based assessment. And if the student passes and has the appropriate competencies then they will have a job here at Fletcher Allen in the medical transcription areas.”
(Host) The training is funded partly by a grant from the state’s Workforce Education and Training Fund, and partly by Fletcher Allen.