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Health Records Management Training

Career Diploma in
Electronic Health Records Management

Enter the fast-growing field of health care with our Electronic Health Records training. Learn the basics of managing health information from a technological perspective. Graduate from our medical records training prepared for the Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification exam from the National Healthcareer Association, and earn your Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS™) certification. The fee is covered by your tuition.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Study Method: Textbooks with Online Exams
  • Program Length: As few as 6 Months

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  What You'll Learn

Our online Electronic Health Records Management training is comprised of comprehensive lessons that introduce fundamental concepts followed by more complex topics to build your skills to the professional level. Challenging assignments cover key subjects such as…

  • Managing, analyzing and processing health information
  • Health care data organization, collection and privacy regulations
  • Maintaining quality, confidentiality and compliance
  • Major medical insurance programs
  • Code sets and reimbursement procedures

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Lesson 1: Learning at Ashworth  

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Lesson 2: Allied Health Careers  

Introduction to the basic operations of allied health careers and the legal and ethical issues you may encounter while working in the many different venues available for these fields.

Lesson 3: Medical Terminology  

Introduction to basic medical terminology and word formation; identification of the four major word parts of medical terms; building, defining and analyzing medical terms.

Lesson 4: Body Systems 1  

Discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, endocrine and nervous systems; identification of associated terms, conditions and abbreviations.

Lesson 5: Body Systems 2  

Discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the urinary and reproductive systems; the specialties of gynecology, obstetrics and neonatology; the anatomy of the eyes and ears; identification of associated terms, conditions and abbreviations.

Lesson 6: Health Care Delivery Systems and Data Collection  

Discussion of the major allied health professions and their principle occupational settings; government involvement in health care; the difference between accreditation and licensure; distinguishing between data and information; listing and explaining key data categories; identifying quality issues in data collection; defining data sets used in health care and identifying their applications and purposes.

Lesson 7: Electronic Health Records, Acute Care Records, and Information Processing  

Advantages of electronic health records (EHRs); government and private sector intervention in EHR development; the history and future of EHRs; career opportunities in EHR management; the flow of clinical data in acute care facilities; the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS); post-discharge processing; paper-based versus electronic records processing.

Lesson 8: Code Sets and Reimbursement  

The purposes of coded data; transaction code sets required under HIPAA; ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS and other coding and classification systems; unethical coding practices; health insurance and major reimbursement methodologies; major components of the UB-04 (CMS-1450) and CMS-1500; the revenue cycle process.

Lesson 9: HIM Issues, Managing Health Records, and Statistics  

HIM issues in ambulatory care, long-term care, behavioral health, rehabilitation, home health and hospice settings; the master patient index; numbering and filing systems for patient records; storage and retrieval of both paper and electronic records; retention schedules; patient databases; length-of-stay calculations; description, uses, and computation of statistical data; data registries.

Lesson 10: Quality, Confidentiality, Compliance, and Department Management  

Uses of health information by health care facilities and outside organizations; health care regulations, standards and monitoring; performance improvement and data-gathering tools; privacy, confidentiality, security issues and regulation; HITECH and HIPAA legislation; HIM department workflow, operations, services, policies, procedures, training and development.

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  What You Get

National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

Complete our Electronic Health Records Management training on your terms. Start on your schedule, study at your own pace, and get personal assistance when you need it. We’ve eliminated the hurdles so you can move ahead fast!

The content chosen for your Electronic Health Records Management training balances integral theoretical concepts and practical application. Your tuition covers:

  • Comprehensive textbook and study guide
  • Fully interactive certification test prep materials ($56 value)
  • Online open-book exams
  • Dedicated academic support and tutoring
  • Participation in the Student Community
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After graduation...

  • Proctored NHA Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification exam ($105 value)
  • NHA Certification certificate and wallet ID card ($19 value) after passing exam

Graduates of our electronic medical records training receive a diploma suitable for framing and may attend our annual graduation ceremony. Your Career Diploma from our accredited college will make a positive difference for you in the job market.

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We’ve cleared the way. Start your Electronic Health Records Management training today. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.