Electronic Health Records program curriculum
Our Electronic Health Records program curriculum covers content structure, management, analysis, and processing of patient records, while reinforcing the importance of quality, patient privacy, and legal compliance. Your online training includes hands-on lessons using professional cloud-based EHR software applications. By the time you hit the job market, you will have valuable first-hand experience using the tools of your trade.
Orientation: Learning at AshworthOrientation: Learning at Ashworth
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:
- Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.
- Describe the legal and ethical issues that arise when working in a health care facility.
Lesson Group 1: Medical and Body Systems TerminologyLesson Group 1: Medical and Body Systems Terminology
In this course, you’ll learn how to define basic medical terms and describe the anatomy and physiology of different body systems. You’ll also review the terminology associated with surgical procedures and chronic and infectious diseases.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Explain how to build, define, and analyze medical terms.
- Define terms and abbreviations associated with different body systems.
- Identify the characteristics of various surgical treatments and major chronic and infectious diseases.
The Electronic Health Records Management Career Diploma is designed to provide students with the knowledge of skills regarding the management of electronic health records (EHRs). Students will learn about medical terminology, code sets, ethics, and regulations, as well as the importance of capturing health information accurately and completely. Students will also learn how to input, retrieve, interpret, and process data from an EHR system and perform the tasks of a health records specialist in a health care facility.
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
An informed job search
Ashworth College's API Program Name Career Diploma program helps you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth College Central Network, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth College Central Network account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.