Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist + Medical Terminology
When you enroll in this all-inclusive National Healthcareer Association (NHA)-certified course, you'll unlock the door to this burgeoning career. Through 14 comprehensive lessons, you'll learn what kind of information is stored in an electronic health record (EHR) system, what steps are required to implement a system in a medical practice, how staff members and patients interact with EHR systems, and what benefits these systems provide compared to traditional paper records.
Throughout the course,...
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What you will learn
- The ins and outs of electronic health records (EHR) systems, along with the many benefits they offer medical practices
- Medical terminology and the disorders and medical procedures common to each body system
- Hands-on practice using real EHR software as you
How you will benefit
- Preparation to take the National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) CEHRS certification exam
How the course is taught
- Self-paced, online course
- 6 Months to complete
- Open enrollment, begin anytime
- 194 course hours
- 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 Electronic Health Records Specialist
- An Overview of EHR and CEHRS
- What is an EHR
- The Importance of EHRs
- Efforts to Encourage EHR Adoption
- EHRs in the Future
- The Role of a CEHRS in a Medical Practice
- An Introduction to MOSS 3.0
- MOSS 3.0 Components
- History of EHRs
- EHR Origins in Practice Management Systems
- Major Federal Initiatives to Promote EHR Adoption
- Steps to EHR Implementation
- Step 1: Assess
- Step 2: Plan
- Step 3: Select
- Step 4: Implement
- The EHR Framework
- EHR Architecture, Hardware, Software, Networks and Interfaces
- Human-Computer Interface (User) Devices
- Functional, Data Content, and Vocabulary Standards
- Feature and Data Formats
- Security Controls
- Hybrid Health Records
- Disaster Recovery
- HIPAA Requirements and EHR Systems
- What is HIPAA?
- HIPAA and CEHRS
- HIPAA Privacy Rule
- HIPAA Security Rule
- The EHR and Record Content
- Record Purposes
- Record Formats and Types of Data
- Record Standards
- Medical Record Content
- Documentation Practices
- Lists, Treatment Plans, Orders, and Results
- The Lists
- Summary Lists in the Office Workflow
- Standards – Functional, Content, and Vocabulary
- Patient Visit Management
- The EHR in an Office Workflow
- Master Patient Index
- Service Payment Information
- Consents, Acknowledgements, Advance Directives, and Authorizations
- Coding, Billing, and Practice Reports
- Coding and Billing Workflow
- Code Sets and Clinical Vocabularies
- Coding, Billing, and the EHR
- Encoders and Computer-Assisted Coding
- Electronic Bill Submission
- Patient Communications
- Patient-Focused Communication
- Patient Portals
- Personal Health Records
- Practice Reports, Research, Registries, and Reportable Events
- Medical Product Development
- Practice Requirements
- Standards that Support Research
- Registries and Reportable Events
- Personal Health Records and Continuing Care Records
- Personal Health Record
- Communication Among Providers for Continuing Care
- Continuity of Care Record
- Ongoing Training and Technical Support of EHR Software
- An Overview of EHR and CEHRS
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.
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.
Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems, a master's degree in Leadership, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Management. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator and an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. Dalgleish is the author of an ICD-10 coding system and also owns her own consulting firm, AnnGrant Educational Services.
Sharon L. Blackford
Sharon L. Blackford, MA, BA, RMA, has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She has a Master's degree in Organizational Management, a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, and has served as a Registered Medical Assistant since 1994. Sharon was an active duty Clinical Specialist in the U.S. Army for 10 years. Sharon later moved to the Gulf Coast to accept a position as the Director of Education of Blue Cliff College and was promoted to Campus Director.
Stacey O'Brien has more than 10 years of experience in medical coding and reimbursement. Ms. O'Brien has been a risk adjustment coder for a Medicare advantage plan, audited medical records for a consulting firm, and currently supervises the coding and electronic claims submission process for a group medical practice. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a CPC coding certification from the AAPC.
Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
To sit for national certification exams, candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent; therefore, it is recommended you have this before enrolling for this course. Certification exams offered by NHA are only available online to candidates located in the US.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows 8 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Microsoft Word or equivalent (not included in enrollment).
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following digital textbooks for the course are accessed via links in the lessons:
- Medical Terminology for Health Professions (eBook)
- You will receive an access code from your instructor to access your MOSS 3.0. MOSS 3.0 is the simulated EHR you will be using during the course for your assignments.
Please Note: You will receive a digital book if the physical book is on backorder.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be eligible to sit for the Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification (CEHRS) exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA), the cost of which is included in your tuition.
A certified electronic health records specialist (CEHRS) is someone who has demonstrated that they have the knowledge and skills to perform the important job of ensuring that patient data is secure, complete, and accurate. To achieve the nationally-recognized CEHRS designation you must prepare for and pass the CEHRS exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association.
Yes! Electronic Health Records Specialists are in high demand, and jobs are expected to increase by 8 percent through 2029 which is considered faster than average by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. An aging population is expected to be the biggest contributor to this job growth.
Electronic health records specialists work in a variety of healthcare facilities including physicians' offices, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, surgery centers, and government facilities. You may even be able to work from home in this career!
A day in the life of an electronic health records specialist is one of multi-tasking. You will be responsible for auditing patient records, submitting reimbursement claims, processing requests for medical information, reviewing records, collecting insurance and demographic information from patients, and discussing patients with physicians and insurance professionals. There is a high need for specialists who are trustworthy and able to keep information confidential.
The median salary for electronic health records specialists is just over $44,090 per year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Those working in physicians' offices have an average salary around $35,500, while those working in hospitals earn over $44,000 on average.
The CEHRS certification exam is a multiple-choice test that consists of 110 questions. The exam must be taken at a PSI testing center, and you will be given 1 hour and 50 minutes to complete it.
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, you will be provided paid exam voucher for the NHA's Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) exam.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
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