Certificate in Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Online Course

Learn the ins and outs of electronic health records (EHR) systems

Certificate in Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Online Course

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Learn how to implement and utilize electronic health records and become a Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

When you enroll in this all-inclusive National Healthcareer Association (NHA)-certified program, 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 program, 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 program at your own pace, and your facilitators will be there with you every step of the way to provide clarification, support, and guidance. 

Whether you already work in the medical field or you're transitioning from another career, becoming a CEHRS can open up new job opportunities for you, give you higher earning power, and make you an in-demand professional in a wide variety of healthcare settings. This program will provide everything you need to make it happen!

If you're new to the healthcare industry, or need to brush up on medical industry language, we recommend enrolling in an alternate version of this program, as it better prepares you for your certification exam. Learn more here.

What Will I Learn?
In this program, you'll learn the ins and outs of electronic health records (EHR) systems, along with the many benefits they offer medical practices. You'll get hands-on practice using real EHR software as you prepare to take the National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) CEHRS certification exam.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will understand:

  • Managing patient visits, arranging follow-up care, and issuing prescriptions
  • Keeping track of vital information such as patient allergies and medications
  • Communicating with patients and reporting public health information

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

In combining your healthcare experience and knowledge of medical terms with completion of this program, you will be ready to take the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) national certification exams offered by NHA and will receive the study guide materials, access to practice exams, and exam registration fees.

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

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

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1.    Can I register for programs if I am an international student?
Yes, because Our programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school.  Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2.    How long does it take to complete a program?
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program.

3.    Do I have to buy additional materials?
No, all materials are included in the cost of the course.

4.    Can I get financial assistance?
Our courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid.  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.

5.    What happens what I complete the program? 

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.  You will also be eligible to sit for the Certified Electronic Health Records exam through National Healthcareer Association.

6.    Am I guaranteed a job?
Our programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases.  We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job.  Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program.  Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

7.    Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction.  The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance.  All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

8.    What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet.  You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer.  You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time.  We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

9.    Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

10.    When can I start the program?
Our programs are all open enrollment.  You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note:  Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

11.    Does this program prepare for a certification?
This program will help prepare you to take the NHA's CEHRS certification exam and start working in your new career. You'll also have access to NHA exam study materials and practice exams. When you've finished working through the program, you'll be eligible to sit for the CEHRS exam, the cost of which is included in your tuition. 

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

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

Jennifer Della’Zanna
Facilitator Credentials: Certified Professional Coder, Certified General Surgery Coder, Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist, Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

Jennifer has worked in the allied health care industry for more than 20 years in every capacity from receptionist to practice manager. Currently, she writes and edits courses and study guides about medical coding, transcription, electronic health records, and the use of technology in health care. She also regularly contributes online and print articles about these topics and has actively helped prepare industry professionals for the conversion to the ICD-10 coding system. 

Rachael Delekta
Facilitator Credentials: MBA in Healthcare Administration, 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.   

About this Course

Learn how to implement and utilize electronic health records and become a Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

When you enroll in this all-inclusive National Healthcareer Association (NHA)-certified program, 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 program, 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 program at your own pace, and your facilitators will be there with you every step of the way to provide clarification, support, and guidance. 

Whether you already work in the medical field or you're transitioning from another career, becoming a CEHRS can open up new job opportunities for you, give you higher earning power, and make you an in-demand professional in a wide variety of healthcare settings. This program will provide everything you need to make it happen!

If you're new to the healthcare industry, or need to brush up on medical industry language, we recommend enrolling in an alternate version of this program, as it better prepares you for your certification exam. Learn more here.

What Will I Learn?
In this program, you'll learn the ins and outs of electronic health records (EHR) systems, along with the many benefits they offer medical practices. You'll get hands-on practice using real EHR software as you prepare to take the National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) CEHRS certification exam.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will understand:

  • Managing patient visits, arranging follow-up care, and issuing prescriptions
  • Keeping track of vital information such as patient allergies and medications
  • Communicating with patients and reporting public health information

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

In combining your healthcare experience and knowledge of medical terms with completion of this program, you will be ready to take the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) national certification exams offered by NHA and will receive the study guide materials, access to practice exams, and exam registration fees.

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

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

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1.    Can I register for programs if I am an international student?
Yes, because Our programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school.  Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2.    How long does it take to complete a program?
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program.

3.    Do I have to buy additional materials?
No, all materials are included in the cost of the course.

4.    Can I get financial assistance?
Our courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid.  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.

5.    What happens what I complete the program? 

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.  You will also be eligible to sit for the Certified Electronic Health Records exam through National Healthcareer Association.

6.    Am I guaranteed a job?
Our programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases.  We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job.  Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program.  Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

7.    Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction.  The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance.  All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

8.    What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet.  You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer.  You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time.  We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

9.    Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

10.    When can I start the program?
Our programs are all open enrollment.  You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note:  Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

11.    Does this program prepare for a certification?
This program will help prepare you to take the NHA's CEHRS certification exam and start working in your new career. You'll also have access to NHA exam study materials and practice exams. When you've finished working through the program, you'll be eligible to sit for the CEHRS exam, the cost of which is included in your tuition. 

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

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

Jennifer Della’Zanna
Facilitator Credentials: Certified Professional Coder, Certified General Surgery Coder, Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist, Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

Jennifer has worked in the allied health care industry for more than 20 years in every capacity from receptionist to practice manager. Currently, she writes and edits courses and study guides about medical coding, transcription, electronic health records, and the use of technology in health care. She also regularly contributes online and print articles about these topics and has actively helped prepare industry professionals for the conversion to the ICD-10 coding system. 

Rachael Delekta
Facilitator Credentials: MBA in Healthcare Administration, 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.   

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