Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist

Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED, physical exam including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD test and Hepatitis B series must be provided at the time of registration. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 9 and math score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

This 230-hour Electronic Health Record (EHR) Management program prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. The course will review the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and how to maintain the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.

This course covers the following key areas and topics:

  • Importance of the medical record as a legal document
  • The effect of confidential communication laws on the release of medical information and HIPAA
  • A “real life” EHR experience using Medcin software to perform health information tasks
  • Skills required to use and EHR to manage patient visit information, including the examination assessment notes and treatment plans
  • Importance of 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 in-patient medical records

Students who complete this comprehensive course would be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam.

A criminal background check will be done on all enrolled students. NOTE: a criminal background report containing negative information may prevent placement for the clinical portion of this program.

EHRS-200 (230 Hours)
Fee: $2,995 (Tuition $2,520, Materials $475)

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Lecture: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5-9 p.m.
    Internship: 3 weeks, Monday-Friday, daytime hours; Instructor will schedule
    Beginning Oct. 7 (Ending March 12)