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Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)

ProTrain Online

Description

The introduction to Electronic Health Records discusses the rapidly changing technology in the health care environment. The course will introduce the basic functions of the Electronic Health Record, its benefit to us as healthcare workers and the benefit to physicians and patients. The course will explore the technological requirement for an Electronic Health Record system and discuss some of the available options.

Course Content:

  • Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • Electronic Health Records in the Hospital
  • Electronic Health Records in the Physician Office
  • Transitioning to an Electronic Health Record and the Need for Clinical Information Standards
  • Personal Health Records and Regional Health Information Organizations
  • The Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information
  • Demographics and Clinical Health Information
  • Clinical Decision Support Tools
  • Physician Order Entry and Electronic Prescription Tools
  • Quality Assurance of Health Information
  • Exchanging and Sharing Health Information
  • Managing Security in an EHR environment
  • Workflow Management Tools

Outcomes

The course will also introduce the best practices for transition from a paper based record to an Electronic Health Record. It also discusses the current Health Information technology standards as well as the rules and regulations that govern the Electronic Health Record Software.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the functions of electronic health records and explain the advantages they offer physicians and patients over paper-based records.
  • Recognize and discuss best practices for transition from a paper based record to an Electronic Health Record.
  • Create a workflow to demonstrate how electronic health records are used in physician practices and other outpatient settings.
  • Create a workflow to demonstrate how electronic health records are used in hospitals.
  • Identify and describe the functions of a Regional Health Information Organization RHIO and explain how the RHIO is dependant on the Electronic Health Record.
  • Identify and describe the functions of a Personal Health Record (PHR) and explain how the PHR is dependent on the Electronic Health Record.
  • Explain the importance of and define the clinical standards as well as the HIPAA standards in the development of interoperable electronic health records.
  • List the challenges that electronic health information poses to the privacy and security of patient's health information.

Assessment

A student's final grade will be based on and calculated using test scores, case studies, and additional work assignments, as given. The final exam will count as 20% of the total grade, chapter tests 60%, and all other scores 20%.

course quick facts
course code PRO1287
cost $1495.00
estimated time to
complete course
100 Hours
course materials
available
365 Years