Why become a Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist?
Jobs are projected to grow by 5% through 2024.
Learn how this in demand field can open job opportunities in healthcare.
In today’s technology-centered healthcare system, electronic health records (EHR) systems are critical to patient care. This 100% self-paced, online course will train you to use EHR systems and prepare you to pass the Certified Electronic Health Records (CEHR) certification exam, offered by NHA
Course Format: Self-paced, online
Total Hours: 194 hours
Program Duration: Must be completed in 6 months
Materials: Tuition includes course materials and voucher for the CEHR exam
This course is WIOA approved and is on the Maryland Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).
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Electronic health records (EHR) are portable records of a patient’s healthcare experience. This responsibility helps doctors see and treat patients more efficiently and may help reduce errors in medical procedures and their documentation.
EHR specialists focus on the electronic documentation of the patient’s care and condition. Common EHR job activities may include:
Because electronic records are held and updated online, EHR Specialist is considered an option for a remote or home-based career. ZipRecruiter.com reports that most employers will require that remote team members have strong, secure internet connections and most will require certification.
You must have a high school diploma or equivalent to sit for the Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification (CEHRS) exam; therefore, it's recommended you have this before enrolling in this course.
Module 1. An Overview of EHR and CEHRS
Module 2. Steps to EHR Implementation
Module 3. The EHR Framework
Module 4. HIPAA Requirements and EHR Systems
Module 5. The EHR and Record Content
Module 6. Patient Visit Management
Module 7. Problem, Medication, and Allergy Lists
Module 8. Examination/Assessment Notes, Graphics, and Charts
Module 9. Treatment Plans, Orders, and Results
Module 10. Medication Orders and Administration
Module 11. Patient Communications
Module 12. Coding, Billing, and Practice Reports
Module 13. Research, Registries, and Reportable Events
Module 14. Personal Health Records and Continuing Care Records
The following textbooks are included in enrollment and will be shipped to you approximately 7–10 business days after enrollment:
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. Learn more about the certification exam.
Students are supported by both an assigned instructor and assigned advisor throughout the duration of the course. Students receive contact information for both upon enrollment and all communication is handled via email. Students should allow up to two business days for responses.
*NOTE: WIOA and other specialized workforce assistance programs are not eligible for discounts.