Electronic Health Records Management Program
Get in on one of the hottest fields in the growing healthcare field in our Electronic Health Records Management program. Online lessons are easy to follow and focus on real-world skills, with special emphasis on electronic information processing.
In the Electronic Health Records Management program, students learn the basics of health information management from a technological perspective. Topics include the content, structure, management, analysis, and processing of health information, as well as issues surrounding quality, confidentiality, and compliance. Special emphasis is placed on electronic information processing. Students receive hands-on training with two cloud-based EMR systems. Graduates are prepared for the Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification exam from the National Healthcareer Association, with the potential to earn the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS™) credential.
After completing the Electronic Health Records Management program, students will be able to:
- Describe the career opportunities available to trained medical records clerks, explain the typical job functions and ethical responsibilities related to this work, and contrast the role against that of accredited record technicians and registered records administrators
- Identify and define commonly used medical terms and explain how to use word elements to interpret unfamiliar medical terminology
- Identify the different components of the medical record, describe the standards for maintaining medical records and loose documents, and explain JCAHO requirements for medical records documentation
- Describe the major medical insurance programs and explain how to complete an insurance claim form using the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) manual to code for procedures and services and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM) manual to code for diagnoses
- 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
- 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
- Navigate cloud-based EMR software systems and use them to enter new patient information, encounter notes, physician information, insurance claims, and charting information