Electronic Health Records Specialization Courses

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Electronic Health Records

Electronic Health Records provide a principal service to doctor's offices, and healthcare facilities. Electronic health records are widely-used to manage health and treatment records and for insurance and payment purposes. Electronic Health Records work at almost all healthcare facilities. They manage and organize health information databases and registries ensuring the accuracy, accessibility, privacy and security of a patients health information. Electronic Health Records often evaluate patient records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data. Electronic Health Records are responsible for electronically recording data for collection, storage, evaluation, retrieval and reporting, assuring the compliance of all electronic health records data and procedures.

Electronic Health Recordss and Health Information Technicians held about 186,300 jobs in 2012. The need for Electronic Health Recordss is expected to rise. As our baby boomer generation grows older they are going to need more medical-related procedures, testing, and treatments. Electronic health records ( EHRs ) is increasingly becoming used by all types of health care facilities to record all aspects of health information. Electronic Health Recordss are needed to manage and organize the associated information. As EHR systems continue to become more widespread, Electronic Health Recordss will be needed to utilize them. Prospects will be best for those with an associate degree with a specialization in Electronic Health Records.

The median annual wage for Health Information Technicians was $34,160 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,250, and the top 10 percent earned more than $56,200.

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Electronic Health Records Online Courses

nahce's Online Electronic Health Records Continuing Health Education Courses is structured around convenient, flexible, and affordable online courses providing an excellent opportunity to become a specialist in this growing and rewarding field. The nahce Online Electronic Health Records learning platform is packed full of media-based activities and exercises including educational videos and simulations, collaborative class discussions and interactive activities. It is the most intuitive user experience available today for any learning system and you can conveniently utilize it at your leisure 24 hours a day.

  • Immediate feedback and student instructor interaction with online assignments, quizzes and practice test and progress reports.
  •  Students can access all their Electronic Health Records course materials, including the media-rich online textbook from any mobile phone or home computer.
  •   nahce Online Electronic Health Records Learning Platform with Ebook.
  •  Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist Exam online Study Guide.
  •  Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist Exam online Practice Test
  •  Combines the right mix of rich functionality and intuitive ease of use to enable rapid and complete Electronic Health Records clinical and clerical documentation.
  •  An abundance of screen captures and menu icons from SpringCharts Electronic Health Records EHR software provide step-by-step instructions for easy reference and application.
  •  Concept Check-ups follow each topic and break down learning outcomes into manageable subject material with unlimited practice before exams and quizzes.
  •  Focal Points and key term definitions appear in the margins throughout the text to spotlight critical data necessary to master end-of-chapter review quizzes.
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Electronic Health Records Required Courses:


  • 1.1 Overview of the Electronic Health Record
  • 1.2 History of the Electronic Health Record
  • 1.3 EHR Terminology
  • 1.4 Government Involvement in the EHR
  • 1.5 Healthcare Processes and the EHR
  • 1.6 Barriers and Benefits of the EHR
  • 1.7 The Future of the Electronic Health Record
  • 2.1 History of EHR Standards
  • 2.2 EHR Functionality
  • 2.3 Privacy and Security of the EHR
  • 2.4 EHR Implementation and Technology
  • 2.5 Electronic Health Record Competencies
  • 3.1 The Story of SpringCharts EHR Software and Its Features
  • 3.2 User Preferences
  • 3.3 Address Data Setup
  • 3.4 Patient Data Setup
  • 3.5 Insurance Data Setup
  • 4.1 The Practice View Screen
  • 4.2 Appointment Schedule
  • 4.3 Patient Tracker
  • 4.4 To Do Lists and Reminders
  • 4.5 Internal Messages
  • 4.6 Urgent Messages
  • 5.1 Overview of the Patient Chart
  • 5.2 Creating a Face Sheet
  • 5.3 Procedures in a Patient's Chart
  • 5.4 New Activities in a Patient's Chart
  • 6.1 Components of the Office Visit
  • 6.2 Building an Office Visit Note
  • 6.3 Activities within the Office Visit Screen
  • 6.4 Routing Slip
  • 6.5 Adding Addenda to an Office Visit Note
  • 6.6 Office Visit Reports
  • 7.1 Chart Evaluation
  • 7.2 Test Orders
  • 7.3 Evaluation & Management Coder
  • 7.4 Superbill Form
  • 7.5 Patient Instructions
  • 7.6 Care Plans and Practice Guidelines
  • 7.7 Drawing Courses
  • 7.8 Importing Documents
  • 8.1 Creating Office Visit Templates
  • 8.2 Creating Physician Order Templates
  • 8.3 Creating Letter Templates
  • 8.4 Template Manager
  • 8.5 Creating Procedure Templates
  • 9.1 Ordering a Test
  • 9.2 SpringLabs and Reference Lab Results
  • 9.3 Processing and Charting Tests
  • 9.4 Creating a Test Report
  • 9.5 Documenting, Activating, and Editing Procedure Codes
  • 9.6 Documenting, Activating, and Editing Diagnosis Codes
  • 10.1 Bulletin Board
  • 10.2 Integrated Faxing
  • 10.3 Time Clock
  • 10.4 My Websites
  • 10.5 Calculators
  • 10.6 Patient Database Reporting
  • 10.7 Patient Archive
  • 11.1 Practice View Screen
  • 11.2 Patient Chart Screen
  • 11.3 Office Visit Screen
  • 12.1 Recording Information from Paper Source Documents
After successful completion of this study course students have the ability to participate in the Health Education cpht PROGRAM to perform skills required of a practicing Electronic Health Records. Begin your search now for the ideal nahce sponsored externship and future job opportunities with NAHCE's Health Career Staffing Center.
Optional Prerequisite:
This study course presents a logical understanding of the language of medicine introducing building and utilizing a medical vocabulary through the use of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms/vowels. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling, pronunciation, and knowing the correct definitions of many medical terms:
  • standard prefixes
  • suffixes
  • word roots
  • rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied
  • including spelling
  • word analysis
  • word building
  • pronunciation
These principles are applied to the study of the following systems :
  • muscle/joints
  • blood and lymphatic
  • nervous
  • integument
  • skeletal
  • respiratory
  • cardiovascular

Electronic Health Records National Certification

Our advanced courses meet continuing educational requirements for National Certification in this field of specialization.

nahce is an approved training provider for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues s through National Healthcareer Association, Inc.

nahce is a Continuing Health Education provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues s through National Healthcareers Association, Inc.

In order to qualify as a candidate for nahce Sponsored Certification Testing an individual must obtain one of the following:

  • nahce Membership
  • Be confirmed as a graduate of a recognized Electronic Health Records Courses or School.
  • Confirmed employment by a medical facility as an electronic Health Records for a minimum of 2 years.

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