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Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification

Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification Program

NAHCEU's Online Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification Program will provide you with the competence and expertise to attain accredited national certification as an Electronic Health Records Specialist. This program presents a methodical and sensible approach to Electronic Heath Records as outlined in real-world medical office and clinic routines. The course shows you how to collect patient information, schedule treatments, document examination information and process laboratory tests. You will also learn appropriate medical terminology, how to choose medical codes, and the skills to utilize any EHR software application with minimal supplementary training. After our students complete the program they receive the NAHCEU Electronic Health Records Specialist Undergraduate Certification and are registered to take the National Healthcareers Association's CEHRS National Certification exam. NAHCEU Undergraduate Certification is a stand-alone educational credential and gained academic credit towards a NAHCEU College of Health Science Associate, Bachelor or Master degree.

Electronic Health Records Specialist provide a principal service to doctor's offices, and healthcare facilities. Electronic health records are widely-used to manage health and treatment records and for insurance and payment purposes. Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist work at almost all healthcare facilities. They manage and organize health information databases and registries ensuring the accuracy, accessibility, privacy and security of a patients health information. Electronic Health Records Specialist often evaluate patient records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data. Electronic Health Records Specialist are responsible for electronically recording data for collection, storage, evaluation, retrieval and reporting, assuring the compliance of all electronic health records data and procedures.

Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification

Online Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification Program

NAHCEU's Online Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification Program is structured around convenient, flexible, and affordable online courses providing an excellent opportunity to become a specialist in this growing and rewarding field. The NAHCEU Online Electronic Health Records Specialist learning platform is packed full of media-based activities and exercises including educational videos and simulations, collaborative class discussions and interactive activities with the same personalized attention and student-teacher interaction support as a tradition classroom-based education. It is the most intuitive user experience available today for any learning system and you can conveniently utilize it at your leisure 24 hours a day.

  • Immediate feedback and student instructor interaction with online assignments, quizzes and practice test and progress reports.
  • Students can access all their Electronic Health Records Specialist course materials, including the media-rich online textbook from any mobile phone or home computer.
  • Preparation for Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification boxes provide guidance to students by highlighting crucial content for the NHA (NCCA), CMA (AAMA), RMA (AMT), and CMAS certification examinations.
  • NAHCEU Online Electronic Health Records Specialist CEHRS Learning Platform with Ebook w/ Text Hard Copy.
  • Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist CEHRS Exam online Study Guide.
  • Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist CEHRS Exam online Practice Test.
  • Combines the right mix of rich functionality and intuitive ease of use to enable rapid and complete Electronic Health Records clinical and clerical documentation.
  • An abundance of screen captures and menu icons from SpringCharts Electronic Health Records EHR software provide step-by-step instructions for easy reference and application.
  • Concept Check-ups follow each topic and break down learning outcomes into manageable subject material with unlimited practice before exams and quizzes.
  • Focal Points and key term definitions appear in the margins throughout the text to spotlight critical data necessary to master end-of-chapter review quizzes.
Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification

Electronic Health Records Specialist Program Required Courses:

Core:
(3 Credits) This study course presents a logical understanding of the language of medicine introducing building and utilizing a medical vocabulary through the use of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms/vowels. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling, pronunciation, and knowing the correct definitions of many medical terms:
  • standard prefixes
  • suffixes
  • word roots
  • rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied
  • including spelling
  • word analysis
  • word building
  • pronunciation
These principles are applied to the study of the following systems :
  • muscle/joints
  • blood and lymphatic
  • nervous
  • integument
  • skeletal
  • respiratory
  • cardiovascular
Major:

(12 Credits) This course introduces students to a systematic and practical approach to Electronic Heath Records based on real-world medical office activities. Students learn to gather patient information, schedule appointments, record examination information, process lab tests, select codes, and learn the appropriate terminology and skills to use any EHR software program with minimal additional training.

Modules include the concept of an electronic health record (EHR), history of EHRs, government's involvement in EHRs, major barriers and benefits of using an EHR, developments in the future of the EHR, major events in the development of standards for the EHR, (MU) criteria, including specific EHR functions that meet MU requirements, privacy and security issues related to EHRs, basic technology used in EHR implementation, Competency Model Clearinghouse, history of SpringCharts EHR software, layout of an electronic chart, patient's face sheet, procedures in a patient's chart, editing office visit note, Create, modifying the immunization record, viewing a patient's lab graphs, creating excuse notes, and changing chart tabs, routing slip, chart evaluation, function of the E&M Coder, superbill, patient instruction sheet, Draw program, Tests, Procedures, and Codes, SpringCharts EHR program.

Certification

Electronic Health Records Specialist Undergraduate Certification

NAHCEU Electronic Health Records Specialist Diploma tells your employer that you have receive the highest standards of education and credentials recognition and have met the educational requirements of the certifying bodies in your field. Our graduates receive the highest levels of continuing education and credentials recognition required to pursue jobs in the high demanding field of Electronic Health Records. After program completion your Certification will be a stand-alone educational credential. It will also be an earned academic credit towards other certification or degree programs.

Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist CEHRS National Certification

Our advanced Electronic Health Record Specialist Program meets the educational requirements of the certifying bodies in your field. After successful completion of the Electronic Health Records Specialist program you will receive the NAHCEU's Electronic Health Records Specialist Undergraduate Certification and be eligible to sit for the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist CEHRS Exam for National Certification.

NAHCEU is a training provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues certifications through National Healthcareers Association, Inc.

In order to qualify as a candidate for NAHCEU Sponsored Certification Testing an individual must obtain one of the following:

  • NAHCEU Electronic Health Records Specialist Undergraduate Certification
  • Be confirmed as a graduate of a recognized Electronic Health Records Program or School.
  • Confirmed employment by a medical facility as an electronic Health Records for a minimum of 2 years.
Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification

Electronic Health Records Specialists Careers

Electronic Health Records Specialists and Health Information Technicians held about 186,300 jobs in 2012. The need for Electronic Health Records Specialists is expected to rise. As our baby boomer generation grows older they are going to need more medical-related procedures, testing, and treatments. Electronic health records ( EHRs ) is increasingly becoming used by all types of health care facilities to record all aspects of health information. Electronic Health Records Specialists are needed to manage and organize the associated information. As EHR systems continue to become more widespread, Electronic Health Records Specialists will be needed to utilize them. Prospects will be best for those with an associate degree with a specialization in Electronic Health Records.

The median annual wage for Health Information Technicians was $34,160 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,250, and the top 10 percent earned more than $56,200.

Online Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification Program Tuition Rates:

NAHCEU will accept transfer credit for traditional course work you have successfully completed as documented on an official transcript. Courses must be similar in nature to our academic programs to receive transfer credit. online course ware, ebooks and all associated fees are included in the price of tuition. Optional textbook hardcopy purchased separately.

All Tracks Online Learning Platform
Cost Per Credit $54
Core Credits 3 credits
Tuition Cost $162.00
Major Credits 12 credits
Tuition Cost $648.00

Tuition Compared To The Top Online Colleges:

NAHCEU programs meet the highest quality online education comparable to the top online colleges. You pay significantly less per credit at NAHCEU.

Comparable Colleges Undergraduate Tuition Cost Per Credit
NAHCEU $54
Cost Per Credit Comparable Online Schools $250 - $609
November 28

2014 December Bi-Semester Start Date:
December 2, 2014
Enrollment Deadline:
November 28, 2014

January 2

2014 January Semester Start Date:
January 6, 2015
Enrollment Deadline:
January 2, 2015

January 30

2014 February Bi-Semester Start Date:
February 3, 2015
Enrollment Deadline:
January 30, 2015

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