Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

Offered by Texas A&M - Kingsville

You will learn how to implement and utilize electronic health records and become a Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist.

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Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

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.

You will learn how to implement and utilize electronic health records and become a Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist. 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 such as Health Information Clerk, Medical Records Coordinator, Electronic Medical Records Technician and Electronic Medical Records Specialist.

This program will provide everything you need to make it happen!

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 and hands-on practice using real EHR software as you prepare to take the National Health Career Association’s (NHA) CEHRS certification exam.




Yes – Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification (CEHRS) exam offered by National Health Career Association (NHA)

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this program, you will understand:

  • Managing patient visits
  • Arranging follow-up care
  • Issuing prescriptions
  • Keeping track of vital information such as patient allergies and medications
  • Communicating with patients and reporting public health information
  • Interpret terms related to diagnosis and clinical procedures
  • Explain the significance and use of medications used for various disorders and treatments

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

Program Outline:

  • An Overview of EHR and CEHRS
    • What is an EHR
    • The Importance of EHRs
    • Efforts to Encourage EHR Adoption
    • EHRs in the Future
    • The Role of a CEHRS in a Medical Practice
  • Steps to EHR Implementation
    • Step 1: Assess
    • Step 2: Plan
    • Step 3: Select
    • Step 4: Implement
  • The EHR Framework
    • EHR Architecture, Hardware, Software, Networks and Interfaces
    • Human-Computer Interface (User) Devices
    • Functional, Data Content, and Vocabulary Standards
    • Feature and Data Formats
    • Security Controls
    • Hybrid Health Records
    • Disaster Recovery
  • HIPAA Requirements and EHR Systems
    • What is HIPAA?
    • HIPAA and CEHRS
    • HIPAA Privacy Rule
    • HIPAA Security Rule
  • The EHR and Record Content
    • Record Purposes
    • Record Formats and Types of Data
    • Record Standards
    • Medical Record Content
    • Documentation Practices
  • Patient Visit Management
    • The EHR in an Office Workflow
    • Master Patient Index
    • Service Payment Information
    • Scheduling
    • Consents, Acknowledgements, Advance Directives, and Authorizations
  • Problem, Medication, and Allergy Lists
    • The Lists
    • Summary Lists in the Office Workflow
    • Standards – Functional, Content, and Vocabulary
  • Examination/Assessment Notes, Graphics, and Charts
    • Examination and Assessment Notes in the Office Workflow
    • Functional and Content Standards
    • Documentation
  • Treatment Plans, Orders, and Results
    • Treatment Plan
    • Treatment Plans in the Office Workflow
    • Functional and Content Standards of Treatment Plans
    • Documentation of Treatment Plans, Orders, and Results
  • Medication Orders and Administration
    • Medication Orders Workflow
    • Functional, Content, and Vocabulary Standards for Medication Orders
    • Medication Reference Information
    • Medication Alerts and Reminders
  • Patient Communications
    • Patient-Focused Communication
    • Patient Portals
    • Personal Health Records
  • Coding, Billing, and Practice Reports
    • Coding and Billing Workflow
    • Code Sets and Clinical Vocabularies
    • Coding, Billing, and the EHR
    • Encoders and Computer-Assisted Coding
    • Electronic Bill Submission
  • Research, Registries, and Reportable Events
    • Medical Product Development
    • Practice Requirements
    • Standards that Support Research
    • Registries and Reportable Events
  • Personal Health Records and Continuing Care Records
    • Personal Health Record
    • Communication Among Providers for Continuing Care
    • Continuity of Care Record
    • Ongoing Training and Technical Support of EHR Software

Program Course List:

Microsoft Excel Advanced Functions (01 Hour)

Welcome to Microsoft Excel Advanced Functions, presented by 360training. This course will introduce you to a number of robust functions and guide you through methods for attaining exactly the results you desire. You will learn advanced function and formula construction, everything you need to know about cell referencing, and how to produce accurate results using logical, lookup, text, date, and time functions.

Medical Transcription – Module 3: Editing Records (20 Hour)

You will learn how to apply the rules for medical record editing and flagging and be able to Define medical transcription and the medical record, Identify medical record types and formats, apply the rules of medical record editing, privacy, security, and integrity. apply the general standards of style for medical transcription, apply rules dealing with measurements and quantitation. Transcribe medical dictation by applying specific medical specialty standards and terms.

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Study guide materials will be provided: Using the Electronic Health Record in the Health Care Provider Practice, 2nd Edition with access to practice exams


In order to sit for national certification exams, candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent; therefore, it is recommended you have this before enrolling for this program.


This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems, Firefox, Chrome, or IE 7 and later browsers. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account, Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions), and Windows Media Player (which is available as a free download).

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2015 Median Pay Number of Jobs, 2014 Job Outlook, 2014-24 Employment Change, 2014-24
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$17.84 per hour
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