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EMR program curriculum

The EMR program curriculum is designed in partnership with experienced educators and health information experts. That means your training will be highly relevant to your career, helping you unlock new professional opportunities. You’ll learn to work with data, starting at information entry and working toward records management to regulatory compliance.

Electronic Medical Records Orientation

Electronic Medical Records Orientation 

In this course, you’ll examine 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, and developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century. You’ll also learn more about the allied health career options that are available to you and the necessary information you’ll need to be ethical, professional, and successful in those roles.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.
  • Differentiate between the various allied health professionals and the legal and ethical issues each one faces.

Lesson Group 1: Electronic Medical Records

Lesson Group 1: Electronic Medical Records 

In this course, you’ll examine issues concerning electronic medical records (EMR). You’ll review the EMR workflow and templates and learn how to use, edit, and update databases. You’ll also explore the different types of information that are entered into the EMR and how that information is retrieved and used in reporting, billing, and charting. Finally, you’ll learn about the importance of EMRs being accurate, complete, and in compliance with regulatory entities.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Summarize how to add, update, store, and retrieve information in an electronic health records system.
  • Explain the role of the electronic health records system in insurance and billing.
  • Describe the importance of complete, accurate charting.
  • Discuss the need for protecting health information.

Program Description

The Electronic Medical Records certificate program is designed to provide you with fundamental knowledge of electronic medical records (EMRs). You’ll familiarize yourself with the EMR software system and learn how EMRs are created, managed, and used in insurance, billing, and charting while ensuring regulatory compliance.

Program Objectives

After completing the Electronic Medical Records certificate program, you’ll be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the typical electronic health record (EHR) system, summarize the categories of data maintained on this type of system, and outline standard processes involved with entering, storing, manipulating, and retrieving patient information.
  2. Summarize the portions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule dealing with protected health information (PHI), confidentiality, and disclosure, and describe the circumstances under which information may be released without patient consent.
  3. Navigate cloud-based EMR software systems and use them to enter new patient information, encounter notes, physician information, insurance claims, and charting information.

Digital services for a digital job path

You'll gain job skills from every lesson in the Electronic Medical Records Career Certificate course and prep for your job search at the same time. The online tools available through the Ashworth College Central Network are integrated into your studies so you'll be ready to deliver a polished presentation of your qualifications to potential employers as soon as you graduate. You'll also be able to revisit the Ashworth College Central Network whenever you need to after you've earned your certificate. Learn more about it at the Ashworth College Career Services page.

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