Electronic Health Records Course Overview:
This course will cover the usage and management of health information and the electronic health record (EHR). This course will introduce the students to the use of health information and the electronic health record for any setting within the health care industry from acute, ambulatory, long term, home health, specialty, population health, and personal health that encompass the continuum of care. This course will provide students with a practical understanding of what an electronic health record specialist is and how important they are in the job market today. This course will enable the students to assemble the patient’s health record and ensure all information is complete, properly identified and authenticated.
EHR Specialist’s duties will vary with size and specialty of the facility in which they may work. Many can specialize in varying areas or one aspect of the EHR such as entry-level coders, encoding within a hospital setting, abstractors and or coding specialist, HIPAA Compliance Officers or HIM (Health Information Managers) and be over entire departments within larger healthcare facilities.
The duties an electronic health records specialist may perform include but not necessarily be limited to:
1) Students should have completed training in or should have experience with:
2) Students should have an understanding of:
Coding is not necessary for electronic health record specialists, due to the fact that some offices use software that automates the coding process. Knowledge ofcoding terminology is strongly recommended. The coding terminology necessary is addressed throughout the recommended text.
3) Students should be proficient in operating a personal computer, including:
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