Course Details

Electronic Health Records Management

Course Information

This program prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Course reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record. This course covers the following key areas:  Students will review important topics including The medical record as a legal document, The effect of confidential communication laws on the release of medical information and HIPAA, “Real life” EHR experience using Medcin software to perform health information tasks, Skills required to use an EH R to manage patient visit information including the examination, assessment notes and treatment plans, Data accuracy, consistency, completeness, and security of information, and Basic code set principles & their applications with an emphasis on the ambulatory/outpatient setting and an introduction to inpatient medical records.   To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 95 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.

Note:  Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Health career Association (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) national examination.