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.
This program prepares learners to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Learners will review 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.
After completing this program, learners will be able to:
Describe the role of the electronic health record specialist
Explain the organization, storage, and management of the health record in a medical facility
Explain the legal requirements related to health records and patient information
Use EHR software to perform health record tasks
Explain how the health record information is used to complete the claim information
Discuss various reimbursement methodologies
After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.
National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Electronic Health Records Management Certification (EHRM) All required course materials are included in the price. This course is offered in an online, self-paced format. The login and textbook information will be emailed to you. Students should expect to spend 4-6 months to complete this program.