hcis140 | undergraduate

Fundamentals Of Electronic Health Records

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This course introduces students to the fundamentals of electronic health records (EHR) in today's healthcare environment. An overview of information systems, functions, workflows, health information accessibility, and healthcare transactions and billing are introduced to prepare students for work with electronic health records. The introduction of EHR software will also be explored.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Information Systems

    • Describe a dental information system.
    • Describe a pharmacy information system.
    • Describe a radiology information system.
    • Describe an emergency department information system.
    • Describe a surgical information system.

    Fundamentals of Information Systems and Databases

    • Identify the purpose and main components of an EHR database.
    • Define a health record.
    • Describe the value of an Electronic Health Record (EHR).
    • Explain the difference between computer hardware and software.

    Electronic Health Records (EHR)

    • Discuss the functions healthcare records serve.
    • Identify different healthcare forms use to keep patient information in EHRs.
    • Describe the basic workflow of a healthcare organization using EHRs.

    Health Information Accessibility

    • Identify the role of social media in the healthcare industry.
    • Describe the use of the Internet in promoting access to health information.
    • Describe various telecommunication tools for accessing health information.

    Secure Healthcare Transactions and Billing

    • Describe how electronic data interchange transactions work.
    • Describe the billing workflow.
    • Discuss the relationship between EHRs, reimbursement, HIPPA, and EDI transactions.
    • Identify HIPAA privacy requirements.
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