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Electronic Health Record Management Program


Electronic Health Record Management Program

As with most other industries, the healthcare field is taking hold of 21st century technology, and changing the way doctors care for their patients.  Regulated by the government among healthcare professionals nationwide, electronic health record management is making it easier and more convenient for providers in all facets to improve the coordination of patient care because all healthcare providers can have access to the same information, at the tip of their fingers.  Electronic health records (EHRs) capture patients' health information, such as medical history, allergies, laboratory test results, radiology images, and payment, in an electronic form that enables clinicians and other providers to access and share the information across medical specialties or facilities.

The Electronic Health Record Management Program prepares students to use and understand electronic records in a medical setting.  This comprehensive course incorporates real-world exercises using Medcin software to create patient records, lab reports, nurse and physician notes, code setting and much more.  Students will gain a solid understanding of the legal aspects including patient confidentiality and the disclosure of medical records in a court setting.  Upon completion of the program, students will be well-equipped to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam, providing the potential for further career growth.

The shift from tangible, paper files to electronic records has created a surge of employment opportunities for qualified health information technology professionals. Take advantage of this great opportunity to invest in your future by preparing to train as an Electronic Health Record Management professional.

What you'll learn:

  • Healthcare delivery systems with a particular focus on content and documentation requirements of the health record.
  • Hands-on experience using Medcin software simulating admission procedures, information retention and retrieval, data entry and collection, chart assembly, abstracting, code sets and the release of information.
  • How the EHR supports communication and continuity of care with clinical standards such as SNOWMED CT, LOINC, and UMLS.
  • Importance of the medical record as a legal document and confidentiality laws.
  • Code set principles, in particular as they relate to the ambulatory/outpatient setting.
  • Ways in which the EHR impacts workflow.

This program is offered in partnership with Health Ed Today, a subsidiary of Condensed Curriculum, Inc.


Who Can Benefit?

This program is designed for anyone interested in pursuing a career as an EHR Management Professional who has earned a High School Diploma or GED.

Course Schedule

Required Courses (9.5 CEU)UnitsFallWinterSpringSummer
Electronic Health Record Management Program 9.5 CEU *      

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Completion Information

Completion Requirements

Pass/No Pass Grading. To complete the Electronic Health Record Management Program, individuals must successfully complete the 95 hour course, and pass the final exam with a score of 70% or better.

Completion Time

This program can typically be completed within five months. Online students have up to 6 months to complete the course.

Cost

Cost of online course is $1299.

Prerequisites

High School Diploma or completion of GED.

Additional Information

Textbook Information

If a textbook is required, information is provided in the course listing when scheduled, on the confirmation you receive after enrolling, or by e-mail for an online class.

Delivery Method

This is an online course. Log in instructions are emailed to the student within 2 business days of enrollment.

Certification

This program prepares students for professional certification. After the successful completion of this program, students will be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam. Participants are responsible for applying for and scheduling the CEHRS exam. For more information, visit the National HealthCareer Association.

Career Resources

For more information about certification and additional study guides, visit the National Healthcareer Association.

For the occupational outlook for Electronic Health Record Technicians, visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

UC Riverside Extension Center
1200 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507-4596

UCR Extension Center

Tel: Work(951) 827-4105 or Toll-Free(800) 442-4990 toll-free
Fax: Fax(951) 827-7273
E-mail:

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