Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist + Medical Terminology

Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)

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This course is 100% online | Start anytime!

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Online Electronic Health Records Training

 

Become a Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)

In today’s technology-centered healthcare system, electronic health records (EHR) systems are critical to patient care. This 100% online course will train you to use EHR systems and prepare you to pass the Certified Electronic Health Records (CEHR) certification exam.

 

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Job Outlook Electronic Health Records Specialists

  • Medical records technicians/health record specialists have ample job opportunity. According to CareerExplorer.com, demand for health records professionals is expected to grow by 13.5% between now and 2026.
  • According to Burning Glass, health records specialists earn approximately $33,000 a year on average.

 

Electronic Health Records FAQs

HOW ARE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS USED IN HEALTHCARE?

Electronic health records (EHR) are a portable records of a patient’s healthcare experience. This responsibility helps doctors see and treat patients more efficiently and may help reduce errors in medical procedures and their documentation.

 

WHAT DOES AN ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SPECIALIST DO?

EHR specialists focus on the electronic documentation of the patient’s care and condition. Common EHR job activities may include:

  • Auditing patient records for compliance with government or insurance requirements
  • Abstracting clinical information for reporting purposes
  • Performing basic coding for reimbursement claims
  • Processing Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records
  • Reviewing patient records for completion and accuracy
  • Collecting patient information for demographic and insurance reports
  • Discussing patient information with physicians and insurance professionals

 

IS ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS A GOOD CAREER FOR REMOTE WORK?

Because electronic records are held and updated online, EHR Specialist is considered an option for a remote or home-based career. According to ZipRecruiter.com, most employers will require that remote team members to have certification.

 

Course Objectives

  • Prepare to take and pass the CEHR exam, offered by the National Healthcareer Association
  • Receive a broad overview of the electronic health records (EHR) systems
  • Gain hands-on experience using real EHR software
  • Summarize the HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA Security Rule
  • Explain the information contained in various medical records
  • Demonstrate how to write a chief complaint and obtain a patient history
  • Establish the appropriate EHR for a healthcare practice
  • Track of vital information such as patient allergies and medications
  • Communicate with patients and report public health information

 

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Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, you will need a high school diploma or GED in order to take the CEHRS exam.

 

Curriculum

Medical Terminology

INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

THE LYMPHATIC AND IMMUNE SYSTEMS

THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

THE URINARY SYSTEM

THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

THE SPECIAL SENSES THE EYES AND EARS

THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM

THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES, NUCLEAR MEDICINE, PHARMACOLOGY

 

Certified Health Records Specialist

AN OVERVIEW OF EHR AND CEHRS

INTRODUCTION TO HARRIS CARETRACKER

HISTORY OF EHRS

STEPS TO EHR IMPLEMENTATION

THE EHR FRAMEWORK

HIPAA REQUIREMENTS AND EHR SYSTEMS

THE EHR AND RECORD CONTENT

LISTS, TREATMENT PLANS, ORDERS AND RESULTS

PATIENT VISIT MANAGEMENT

CODING, BILLING AND PRACTICE REPORTS

PATIENT COMMUNICATIONS

PRACTICE REPORTS, RESEARCH, REGISTRIES AND REPORTABLE EVENTS

PERSONAL HEALTH RECORDS AND CONTINUING CARE RECORDS

 

Instructors

Jennifer Della'Zanna

Jennifer Della'Zanna has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, having worked as a medical transcriptionist, practice administrator, biller, and coding specialist. She writes courses and study guides on the use of technology in health care and regularly contributes to publications about health issues. Della'Zanna is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders and the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Albright College.

 

Rachael Delekta

Rachael Delekta is an MBA in Healthcare Administration and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist. Rachael has been in the health care field for over ten years. She has worked mostly on the insurance side of things, as a customer service manager for dental insurance, a claims and customer service coach, and a workers' compensation case management biller and auditor. She works daily with medical records and healthcare software.

 

Registration and Enrollment

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