The Electronic Health Record Management ProgramThis program prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Course reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.This Electronic Health Record (EHR) Management program prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Course reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.This course covers the following key areas and topics: Importance of the medical record as a legal document The effect of confidential communication laws on the release of medical information and HIPAA Provides a real life EHR experience using Medcin software to perform health information tasks Shills required to use and EHR to manage patient visit information including the examination, assessment notes and treatment plans. Importance of data accuracy, consistency, completeness, and security of information Basic code set principles and their applications with an emphasis on the ambulatory/outpatient setting and an introduction to inpatient medical records.
The Electronic Health Record Management Profession
Access to health information is changing the ways doctors care for patients. With the nations healthcare system moving to the electronic medical record, numerous employment opportunities exist for medical assistants, health information systems staff, patient registration professionals and other related positions. Healthcare professionals with the ability to understand, update and maintain the electronic health record are in great demand.
Detailed Course Topics Covered
Overview of various healthcare delivery systems with an emphasis on content and documentation requirements of the health record in various healthcare settings
Designed to provide students with real lifecomputer experience using Medcin software and performing tasks in health information departments. Tasks include admission procedures, information retention and retrieval, data entry, chart assembly, data collection, abstracting, code sets, and the release of information
Structural components of the interactive EH R and how it supports communication and continuity of care including clinical standards such as SNOWMED CT, LOINC, and UMLS
Perspective on how the EH R impacts work and workflow.
Importance of the medical record as a legal document and the effect of confidential communication laws on the release of medical information such as protected health information and HIPAA
The legal procedures involved in court disclosure of medical records
Tasks include admission procedures, information retention and retrieval, data entry, chart assembly, data collection, code sets, and the release of information
Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. An aging population will need more medical tests, treatments, and procedures. This will mean more claims for reimbursement from insurance companies. Additional records, coupled with widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) by all types of healthcare providers, could lead to an increased need for technicians to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the healthcare industry.
Electronic Health records technicians are expected to continue to be in high demand. As the population ages, there will likely be more types of special purpose registries because many illnesses are detected and treated later in life.
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Electronic Health Records Management professionals should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
Students who complete this comprehensive course would be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam.