Electronic Health Records Management

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The Electronic Health Record Management Profession
Access to health information is changing the ways doctors care for patients. With the nation’s healthcare system moving to the electronic medical record, numerous employment opportunities exist for medical assistants, health information systems staff, patient registration professionals and other related positions. Healthcare professionals with the ability to understand, update and maintain the electronic health record are in great demand.   

The Electronic Health Record Management Program
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 Electronic Health Record (EHR) Management 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.. 

    

 

Program Objectives
This course covers the following key areas and topics:

  • Importance of the medical record as a legal document
  • The effect of confidential communication laws on the release of medical information and HIPAA
  • Provides a “real life” EHR experience using Medcin software to perform health information tasks
  • Shills required to use and EHR to manage patient visit information including the examination, assessment notes and treatment plans.
  • Importance of data accuracy, consistency, completeness, and security of information
  • Basic code set principles and their applications with an emphasis on the ambulatory/outpatient setting and an introduction to inpatient medical records.


Electronic Health Record Management Detailed Course Information:

  • Overview of various healthcare delivery systems with an emphasis on content and documentation requirements of the health record in various healthcare settings
  • Designed to provide students with “real life” computer experience using Medcin software and performing tasks in health information departments. Tasks include admission procedures, information retention and retrieval, data entry, chart assembly, data collection, abstracting, code sets, and the release of information
  • Structural components of the interactive EHR and how it supports communication and continuity of care including clinical standards such as SNOWMED CT, LOINC, and UMLS
  • Perspective on how the EHR impacts work and workflow.
  • Importance of the medical record as a legal document and the effect of confidential communication laws on the release of medical information such as protected health information and HIPAA
  • The legal procedures involved in court disclosure of medical records
  • Tasks include admission procedures, information retention and retrieval, data entry, chart assembly, data collection, code sets, and the release of information

Note: In order to qualify for an externship, students must successfully complete the program, including all quizzes and final exams, and be available for a background check and/or a potential drug screen. This program can be completed in 6 months. However, students will have online access to this program for a 12-month period.

Education and Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program. 
  • National Certification Available:
    • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam

Optional Volunteer Clinical Externship Opportunity

Students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer clinical externship opportunity with a local healthcare facility in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. As students progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement. 


Note:
Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.