Course Code: GES136
Receive an overview of EHR and CEHRS. Understand the importance of both systems and how to incorporate them into medical practice. Continue learning how to implement EHR and the program’s framework.
Learn about HIPAA, including its rules and regulations. Understand different types of medical record formats and purposes, as well as how to read medical record content.
Understand the EHR in an office workflow, how to read a master patient index, and how to schedule patient visits.
Master an understanding of how to read patient medication and allergy lists. Explore various treatment plans and how to document treatment plans, orders and results. Continue learning about medication orders, medication reference information, and medication alerts and reminders.
Dive into this module about patient-focused communication and personal health records. Learn about proper coding and billing workflow while studying code sets and clinical vocabularies.
Understand the process of medical product development and practice requirements. Become aware of the standards that support research. Master an understanding of personal health records, communication among providers, and ongoing training and technical support of EHR software.
I. An Overview of EHR and CEHRS
A. What is an EHR
B. The Importance of EHRs
C. Efforts to Encourage EHR Adoption
D. EHRs in the Future
E. The Role of a CEHRS in a Medical Practice
II. Steps to EHR Implementation
A. Step 1: Assess
B. Step 2: Plan
C. Step 3: Select
D. Step 4: Implement
III. The EHR Framework
A. EHR Architecture, Hardware, Software, Networks and Interfaces
B. Human-Computer Interface (User) Devices
C. Functional, Data Content, and Vocabulary Standards
D. Feature and Data Formats
E. Security Controls
F. Hybrid Health Records
G. Disaster Recovery
IV. HIPAA Requirements and EHR Systems
A. What is HIPAA?
B. HIPAA and CEHRS
C. HIPAA Privacy Rule
D. HIPAA Security Rule
V. The EHR and Record Content
A. Record Purposes
B. Record Formats and Types of Data
C. Record Standards
D. Medical Record Content
E. Documentation Practices
VI. Patient Visit Management
A. The EHR in an Office Workflow
B. Master Patient Index
C. Service Payment Information
E. Consents, Acknowledgements, Advance Directives, and Authorizations
VII. Problem, Medication, and Allergy Lists
A. The Lists
B. Summary Lists in the Office Workflow
C. Standards – Functional, Content, and Vocabulary
VIII. Examination/Assessment Notes, Graphics, and Charts
A. Examination and Assessment Notes in the Office Workflow
B. Functional and Content Standards
IX. Treatment Plans, Orders, and Results
A. Treatment Plan
B. Treatment Plans in the Office Workflow
C. Functional and Content Standards of Treatment Plans
D. Documentation of Treatment Plans, Orders, and Results
X. Medication Orders and Administration
A. Medication Orders Workflow
B. Functional, Content, and Vocabulary Standards for Medication Orders
C. Medication Reference Information
D. Medication Alerts and Reminders
XI. Patient Communications
A. Patient-Focused Communication
B. Patient Portals
C. Personal Health Records
XII. Coding, Billing, and Practice Reports
A. Coding and Billing Workflow
B. Code Sets and Clinical Vocabularies
C. Coding, Billing, and the EHR
D. Encoders and Computer-Assisted Coding
E. Electronic Bill Submission
XIII. Research, Registries, and Reportable Events
A. Medical Product Development
B. Practice Requirements
C. Standards that Support Research
D. Registries and Reportable Events
XIV. Personal Health Records and Continuing Care Records
A. Personal Health Record
B. Communication Among Providers for Continuing Care
C. Continuity of Care Record
D. Ongoing Training and Technical Support of EHR 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.
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.
There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, in order 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.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online. The following textbook will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
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This course will help prepare you to take the NHA's CEHRS certification exam and start working in your new career. You'll also have access to NHA exam study materials and practice exams. When you've finished working through the course, you'll be eligible to sit for the CEHRS exam, the cost of which is included in your tuition.
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 e-mail) 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. You will also be eligible to sit for the Certified Electronic Health Records exam through National Healthcareer Association.
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.
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