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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, you'll get hands-on practice using real EHR software, and you'll have direct access to expert facilitators who will give you firsthand knowledge of what it is like to work as a CEHRS. You will move through the course at your own pace, and your facilitators will be there with you every step of the way to provide clarification, support, and guidance.

Additionally, you will study medical terminology - word parts and the structures and functions of the human body. You will also study disorders and medical procedures common to each body system, including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, integumentary, genitourinary, lymphatic, and immune.

Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to take the Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification (CEHRS) exams offered by NHA, and the cost of the exam is included in your tuition.

This course is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this course.

6 Months / 194 Course Hrs
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Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist + Medical Terminology

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Course Code: GES140

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 the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 194 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepartion to take the National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) CEHRS certification exam


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Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

    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
            D.    Scheduling
            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
            C.    Documentation
   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

Medical Terminology

    I. A Foundation in Medical Terminology 
            A.    The Fundamentals of Medical Terminology
            B.    Overview of the Human Body
            C.    Practicing What You’ve Learned
   II. The Skeletal and Muscular Systems 
            A.    Overview of the Skeletal System
            B.    Overview of the Muscular System
            C.    Practicing What You’ve Learned
  III. The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems 
            A.    Overview of the Cardiovascular System
            B.    Overview of the Respiratory System
            C.    Practicing What You’ve Learned
   IV. The Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive Systems 
            A.    Overview of the Digestive System
            B.    Overview of the Urinary System
            C.    Overview of the Reproductive System
            D.    Practicing What You’ve Learned
    V. Nervous and Integumentary Systems and Special Senses 
            A.    Overview of the Nervous System
            B.    Overview of the Integumentary System
            C.    Overview of Special Senses
            D.    Practicing What You’ve Learned
   VI. The Lymphatic, Immune, and Endocrine Systems 
            A.    Overview of the Lymphatic System
            B.    Overview of the Immune System
            C.    Overview of the Endocrine System
            D.    Practicing What You’ve Learned

Instructors & Support

Rachael Delekta

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

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.




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.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible. The electronic health record (EHR) software within the course is only accessible through Internet Explorer. 
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment: 

  • The Paperless Medical Office: Using Harris CareTracker
  • Medical Terminology for Health Professions


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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

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.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

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.

When can I start the course?

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.

How long does it take to complete this course?

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.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

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.

What kind of support will I receive?

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.

What happens when I complete the course?

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.

Am I guaranteed a job?

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.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do 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:

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