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Health Information Clerk Pathway Program

Train outplaced and incumbent employees to become skilled health information clerks.

Health Information Clerk Program Overview

Penn Foster’s online Health Information Clerk training program prepares learners to maintain medical records, from understanding the laws and policies that regulate medical information to processing and releasing records.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to manage requests for patient health information, process requests with accuracy and attention to patient confidentiality, and ensure proper invoicing for records requests.

This program will prepare learners for roles such as Health Information Clerk, Medical Records Clerk, and Medical Records Assistant.

The pathway curriculum can be customized to the needs of your organization.*

Average Completion Time

1-3 Months

Time to complete is based on individual learner progression.


  • Patient communication and customer service skills
  • Patient confidentiality and HIPAA
  • Computer and administrative skills
  • Use of electronic medical records systems

Features and Benefits

  • Delivered on the PFx learning platform which provides engaging and interactive learning materials, including cutting-edge simulations, recorded demonstrations, live sessions, and more
  • Engaging digital textbooks and study materials
  • Career pathway programs include wraparound learner support, access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your students successfully progress through training
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
Penn Foster is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accrediting (CHEA).
*Customization options based upon quantity of learners