This training program combines a two course training track:Electronic Health Record Specialist CompTIA Health Information TechnologyThe nation's health care delivery system is rapidly being transformed by the introduction of computer-based health information systems - specifically, by electronic health records (EHRs). This Electronic Health Records course covers the basics, including implementation in the physician's office, troubleshooting, HIPPA compliance, and hands-on practical use. This course provides you with the techniques and rationales for using electronic health records in practice and shows how the electronic health record affects your responsibilities on the job. Health Information Technology (HIT) course provides strategies and concepts related to the comprehensive management of health information. Students will learn how to organize and secure health information to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of the health care delivery system. With an overview of the health care industry and strategies for recording and securing patient processing records, this course equips the learner with tools and techniques for improving the health care system by effectively managing health care data.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Define the core elements of medical terminology
Define electronic health record and its advantages and disadvantages
Comprehend the importance of patient data privacy and security
Identify the steps in patient flow and basic coding techniques
Identify the steps for documenting in the HER
Comprehend the basic structure and terminology of health care information
Identify steps for implementing electronic health records
Identify steps for managing health records and the clinical flow of data
Comprehend medical coding and the reimbursement process
Identify methods for securing health information and remaining compliant
Employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, 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 also mean more claims for reimbursement from private and public insurance. Additional records, coupled with widespread use of electronic health records by all types of healthcare providers, should lead to an increased need for technicians to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the healthcare industry.
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What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the studentís responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
How long do access to my complete my course?
Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.
When are the course start dates?
The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.
Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.
Upon successful completion of our Electronic Health Record Specialist course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as an Electronic Health Record Specialist in a medical office and to sit for the NHA national certification exam to become a Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS).