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Electronic Medical Records

Learn the ins and outs of the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) field. This course will teach you the fundamentals of health information management and electronic records and how to help healthcare organizations protect the privacy and integrity of patient's records.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Differentiate the laws and regulations impacting the management of Electronic Medical Records

  • Identify common components of medical records and requirements needed to preserve electronic record integrity

  • Recognize the influence of government and third party payers on the policy and practices related to medical records for healthcare organizations

  • Communicate relevant ideas and concepts through selecting appropriate medical language to accomplish professional goals

Key topics:

  • Medical language

  • Components of the EHR

  • Laws and regulations for EHRs

What's included in this course:

  • Self-paced, 100% online
  • 4 job-ready skills
  • No books or materials needed
  • Finish course in approx. 30 hrs
  • Access to course for 1 year
  • Certificate of completion
  • 7-day satisfaction guarantee

Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam prep

This course can be purchased individually or as part of the Medical Billing and Coding Track that can help you prepare for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam.

Course outline

  • Course Overview
    • Getting Started
    • Welcome to Foundations in Electronic Medical Records
  • Module 1: EHRs Structure & Function
    • Welcome & Overview
    • Interactive Electronic Health Record Ecosystem
    • Basics of EHRs Structure & Function
    • EHR Systems Comparison, Safety of Patient Information, Improved Patient Participation, and Data Collection for Improved Healthcare Outcomes
    • EHRs Structure & Function Key Terms
    • EHRs Structure & Function Comprehension Check
    • EHRs Structure & Function Summative Assessment
  • Module 2: Laws and Regulations
    • Welcome & Overview
    • Basics of EHR Laws and Regulations
    • EHR Regulations, Financial Incentives and Penalties, and Protecting Patient Data
    • EHR Laws and Regulations Key Terms
    • EHR Laws and Regulations Comprehension Check
    • EHR Laws and Regulations Summative Assessment
  • Module 3: Record Integrity
    • Welcome & Overview
    • Basics of Record Integrity
    • Accurate and Valid Records, EHR Amendments and Corrections, Common Issues and Errors, and Healthcare Fraud
    • Record Integrity Key Terms
    • Record Integrity Comprehension Check
    • Record Integrity Summative Assessment
  • Module 4: Payer Impact on EHR's Policy and Process
    • Welcome & Overview
    • Basics of Payer Impact on EHR's Policy and Process
    • Access Differentiation, Payer Impacts, CMS and Quality Reporting Measures, and Value-Based Care
    • Payer Impact on EHR's Policy and Process Key Terms
    • Payer Impact on EHR's Policy and Process Comprehension Check
    • Payer Impact on EHR's Policy and Process Summative Assessment
  • Module 5: Medical Terminology and Usage
    • Welcome & Overview
    • Basics of EHR Medical Terminology and Usage
    • Medical Record Terminology for Healthcare Workers and Patients, Medical Record Content, EHR Management and Billing, and the Future of EHRs
    • EHR Medical Terminology and Usage Key Terms
    • EHR Medical Terminology and Usage Key Terms Comprehension Check
    • EHR Medical Terminology and Usage Key Terms Summative Assessment
  • Course Conclusion
    • Course Conclusion

Tools and resources you can access after purchasing:

  • Electronic Health Records: How they connect you and your doctors

    This HealthIT.gov infographic provides basic information on how electronic health records affect patients and practitioners and will to situate you as you begin the course.

  • Requirements, Security, & Quality Measures

    This PDF contains links to resources curated from professional and governmental organizations to help support your growing knowledge and skill sets in this course.


Showcase your achievement

Share your Certificate of Completion and Professional Development Badge by uploading them to your social media profiles, such as LinkedIn®¹ , when you’ve successfully completed your course with a score of 85% or higher.

¹ LinkedIn is a registered trademark of LinkedIn Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.

Sample certificate and badge for Electronic Medical Records course

Frequently asked questions

The Electronic Medical Records course may be the right course for you if you have an interest in learning about the requirements needed to preserve electronic record integrity. This course could also help you grow your career in the non-clinical healthcare field.

Purchasing this Electronic Medical Records professional development course is a great first step in growing your electronic medical record management skills. You should purchase this course if you're interested in learning about the laws and regulations impacting the management of electronic medical records.

All levels and skillsets are welcome to take our Electronic Medical Records professional development non-credit course. There are no prerequisites for this course.

The Electronic Medical Records course has five modules comprised of subjects like “the laws and regulations impacting the management of Electronic Medical Records.” Each module has a knowledge check and brief assessment to validate your skills. You can expect the course to take about 30 hours, and all courses are 100% online and self-paced.

Course

A course covers one subject and an average of 4 job-ready skills. Select courses help prepare you to test for one industry certification exam.

Track

A track is a collection of our courses at a discounted price. All tracks help prepare you to test for at least one industry certification exam.

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