It is so important for students entering the workforce to be well prepared for the challenges found there. For those students hoping for a career in health care, it is imperative that they understand electronic health records and how those records impact patient care and reimbursement. This course will provide the instructional tools needed to facilitate student learning of the electronic health record process. Administrative, clinical, and billing applications are discussed, as well as real-world situations that the students will encounter in the workforce.
This course prepares the student to take the for National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) and national exam.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Electronic Health Records
This lesson will explore the history and current use of patient health records, their importance to individuals’ health, and their contribution to the healthcare system including documents in medical records, the electronic health record, advantages and disadvantages to using electronic health records.
Lesson 2: Overview of SimChart for the Medical Office
This lesson will review when medical practices go digital and getting comfortable with electronic health records software.
Lesson 3: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security
This lesson will review in detail the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); the major features of HIPPA including security safeguards and patients’ rights under HIPPA; along with how patients can protect their health information.
Lesson 4: Administrative Use of the Electronic Health Record Patient Letter
This lesson will cover the role of the front office assistant, communication in the Medical Office, Incident reports, and managing electronic health records.
Lesson 5: Clinical Use of the Electronic Health Record
This lesson will review the documentation practices in electronic health records while incorporating clinical documentation in the patient record.
Lesson 6: Using the Electronic Health Record for Reimbursement
This lesson will review the healthcare reimbursement process, revenue cycles, coding systems, and potential fraud and abuse cases.
Lesson 7: The Personal Health Record and Patient Portals
This lesson will cover personal health records, what information is included as compared to the medical record, innovative features of personal health records and how to maintain the personal health record using patient portals.
All necessary materials are included.
This course prepares the student to take the for National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) national exam.