Electronic Health Records Specialist


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Program Objective

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and technical skills needed to pursue entry-level employment in the health care industry as an Electronic Health Records Technician/Health Information Technician.

 

Program Description

Fundamental components, terminology and functions associated with electronic health record (EHR) systems in the health care provider practice. The role of the EHR in facilitating complete documentation, efficient workflow and timely communications among clinicians, staff and patients. Strategies and action steps required for successful EHR implementations including interface with practice management systems. Includes practice exercises to provide hands-on experience using EHR software to complete common work tasks in the health care provider office setting. This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and technical skills needed to pursue entry-level employment in the health care industry as an Electronic Health Records Specialist/Health Information Specialist.

CLOCK HOURS: 300

 

Program Requirements

EHR101 - Foundational EHR Concepts, Terminology and Standards (60 hours)
EHR201 - EHR Impact on Administrative and Clinical Workflow (100 Hours)
EHR301 - EHR: Connecting to Patients and Other Patient Care Providers (80 Hours)
NHA100 - National Healthcareer Association Certification (55 Hours)
CPR100 - Basic Life Support Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (5 Hours)



Textbooks & Reference Materials
- Using the electronic health record in the health care provider practice, 2nd ed.; Eichenwald Maki, S., & Petterson, B. (2014); Clifton Park, Ny: Delmar, Cengage Learning.
- The Paperless Medical Office: Using Optum PM and Physician EMR, 1st edition; Michelle Heller, CMA (AAMA), RMA, Optum, Virginia Ferrari, M.H.A.; Cengage 2015
- The Paperless Medical Office Workbook: Using Optum PM and Physician EMR, 1st edition; Michelle Heller, CMA (AAMA), RMA, Optum, Virginia Ferrari, M.H.A.; Cengage 2015

Class Schedule
Day Class: Monday – Friday / 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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