With the move to electronic medical records and other computer-based health information systems, medical offices and healthcare agencies are in need of administrative professionals who can navigate these complex systems. This course will prepare students to become Certified Electronic Health Records Specialists and join the growing ranks of this new allied health field. This course will provide a comprehensive education in all aspects of electronic health records, including implementing electronic systems, managing systems, troubleshooting, entering and retrieving patient information, maintaining patient confidentiality, and other topics associated with electronic health records and computer-based health information systems. Through a variety of learning activities, including practice in a simulated electronic records system, students will learn the skills necessary to become an Electronic Health Records Specialist. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be prepared to sit for the AMCA or NHA national certification exam to become a Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS).
Recommended Prerequisites: High School Graduate or GED holder.
Student will be prepared to sit for the AMCA or NHA national certification exam to become a Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS).
- Describe electronic health records and explain their role in the medical office.
- Identify the major phases of EHR implementation and the components of the EHR framework.
- Explain the formats used in record management and describe the patient management process.
- Explain how to manage patient examinations and treatment using electronic health records.
- Identify the components of effective patient communication using electronic health records and computer software.
- Describe the coding and billing process using electronic health records.
- Explain the relationship between electronic health records and research, registries, and reportable events.
- Explain the process for developing, maintaining, and accessing personal health records and continuity of care records.
- Introduction to Electronic Health Records
- Implementing Electronic Health Records
- Record Content and Patient Management
- Examinations and Treatment
- Patient Communications
- Coding, Billing, and Practice Reports
- Research, Registries, and Reportable Events
- Personal Health Records and Clinical Care Records
- Skills Demonstration
- Group Activities
- Individual Activities
Methods of Evaluation:
- Quizzes & Exams
- Skills Demonstration
- Written Assignments
Student must pass all quizzes, exams, and national exam (if applicable) at a passing rate to be eligible for a Certificate of Training Completion. If an internship is included in your course you will be required to complete the internship prior to receiving a Certificate of Training Completion.
Students are expected to arrive on time and participate in course discussions. Successful completion of the course of study recommends 100% attendance. If during the course period the student’s attendance level drops below 80%, they will be encouraged and given the opportunity to attend the next scheduled class for the course they enrolled in. Should materials change, student is responsible for all additional cost.
Payment Plan Policy:
Students may withdraw from the program for any reason up to 1 week prior to the start of program. In this case, the student’s payment plan agreement shall be rescinded. If the payment plan has begun a non-refundable administrative fee of $25.00 will be assessed and remaining funds will be returned to payer in check form by mail.
There can be no refund for the course, once the first class has been concluded; or if any course material, including the eBook, is accessed. If extenuating circumstances exist, case by case situations will be reviewed by ProTrain. If a refund is issued, the refunded amount (- a $25 processing fee) will be dependent upon books being returned in excellent condition (i.e. no writing, missing pages; ripped or damage to pages and/or binding).
Any student who has dropped out of the program, or has been suspended from the program for nonattendance may be readmitted within one year by completing a personal interview with the director of education and paying any applicable fees at the time of readmission. Students who were terminated due to conduct issues are not eligible to be readmitted.
Policy on Student Conduct:
Appropriate Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and professional manner. Any student not conducting themselves in an orderly and professional manner, which includes use of drugs and alcohol during school hours, dishonesty, disrupting classes, use of profanity, excessive tardiness, insubordination, violation of safety rules, improper usage of lab or classroom computers, or not abiding by the school rules will lead to either probation or dismissal from classes.