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Education and National Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • Students who complete this course are prepared for national certification:
    • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam

 

Externship

Although not a requirement, once students complete the program, they have the ability to participate in an externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of a professional in this field. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in this field. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed with a participating organization near their location.

NOTE: In order to take an externship, one must successfully complete and pass the national certification exam.

Overview

Program Tuition: $2,000.00

Financing or payment plans option available. For more information, click on Request Information and fill out the contact form.

 

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.

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

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
  • 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
  • Tasks include admission procedures, information retention and retrieval, data entry, chart assembly, data collection, code sets, and the release of information
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Texas A&M University - Texarkana

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