Electronic Health Records Management
The Electronic Health Records Management (EHRM) Profession
Access to health information is changing the ways doctors care for patients. With the nation's health care system moving to the electronic medical record, numerous employment opportunities exist for medical assistants, health information systems staff, patient registration professionals and other related positions. Health care professionals with the ability to understand, update and maintain the electronic health record are in great demand.
The EHRM program prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. The course reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.
Key Areas and Topics
- The medical record as a legal document
- The effect of confidential communication laws on the release of medical information and HIPAA
- "Real life" EHR experience using Medcin software to perform health information tasks
- Skills required to use an EHR to manage patient visit information including the examination, assessment notes and treatment plans.
- Data accuracy, consistency, completeness and security of information
- Basic code set principles and their applications with an emphasis on the ambulatory/outpatient setting and an introduction to inpatient medical records
Approximately 350 hours of online instruction.
This is a work-at-your-own-pace program. Participants have 6 months to complete this program from the student's initial program start date.
Textbooks are included
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- Overview of various health care delivery systems with an emphasis on content and documentation requirements of the health record in various health care settings
- Designed to provide students with "real life" computer experience using Medcin software and performing tasks in health information departments. Tasks include admission procedures, information retention and retrieval, data entry, chart assembly, data collection, abstracting, code sets and the release of information
- Structural components of the interactive EHR and how it supports communication and continuity of care including clinical standards such as SNOWMED CT, LOINC, and UMLS
- Perspective on how the EHR impacts work and workflow
- Importance of the medical record as a legal document and the effect of confidential communication laws on the release of medical information such as protected health information and HIPAA
- The legal procedures involved in court disclosure of medical records
- Tasks include admission procedures, information retention and retrieval, data entry, chart assembly, data collection, code sets and the release of information