hcis250 | undergraduate

Structure, Design, And Tools Of Electronic Health Records

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Students will learn about the evolving functions and uses of technology to support the documentation of vital health information contained in a patient's electronic health record. This course will introduce students to software applications, claims and reimbursement information, as well as regulatory compliance requirements. Students will examine forms, routing, and reporting of patient records in a variety of healthcare settings. Students will use an electronic health record (EHR) software to reinforce quality and data management of patient information.

This undergraduate-level course is 7 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 7

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    The Role of the EHR Specialist

    • Prepare a professional résumé and cover letter as an EHR specialist.
    • Identify potential employment opportunities as an EHR specialist.

    Standards of Collecting Data and the Flow of Information

    • Identify the importance of practice management programs in ensuring consistency in patient information.
    • Describe vendor choices and certification standards for electronic health records (EHR).

    Administrative Tasks in the Electronic Health Record (EHR)

    • Define computerized physician order entry (CPOE).
    • Identify the role of the EHR specialist in managing CPOE.
    • Discuss the importance of accurate patient demographic data.

    Regulatory Compliance, Privacy, and Security

    • Identify the process for the secure release of information (ROI).
    • Identify physical and technical safeguards used to secure protected health information (PHI).
    • Describe privacy and security rules regarding covered entities.
    • Explain the importance of ensuring documentation security and recovery.

    Auditing, Reporting, and Registry

    • Describe the process for auditing and reporting.
    • Demonstrate the reporting of patient health information disclosures.

    Using Clinical Decision Support Tools for EHR Maintenance

    • Describe the link between complete, accurate, and timely charting and reimbursement.
    • Demonstrate the ability to locate health data in the EHR including the history and physical, diagnostic test results, and discharge summary forms.

    Link Between the Revenue Cycle and the Clinical Record

    • Describe the purpose and function of the encounter form as it relates to claims and financial management.
    • Describe the use of practice management programs in evaluating for complete and accurate claim submission.
    • Define ICD, HCPCS, CPT and the impact on reimbursement.
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