Electronic Health Record Specialist

Embark on a career at the intersection of healthcare and information technology with our Electronic Health Record (EHR) Specialist program. This program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and maintain electronic health records efficiently, ensuring that patients’ health information is accurate, accessible, and secure. Graduates are prepared to support healthcare professionals by facilitating effective record keeping and data management in a variety of medical settings.

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About our Electronic Health Record Specialist Program

Dive into the rapidly evolving field of healthcare information technology with our Electronic Health Record (EHR) Specialist program. As healthcare continues to advance, the need for skilled professionals to manage, analyze, and secure digital health records is more critical than ever. This program provides a comprehensive education in EHR systems, focusing on the skills needed to effectively manage electronic records and ensure compliance with legal and health standards.

Program Objectives

Understand the structure, function, and management of electronic health record systems.

Learn to navigate and manage EHR software, ensuring data integrity and security.

Develop skills in analyzing health information and using EHR systems to support clinical decisions.

Prepare for national certification as an EHR Specialist, enhancing professional credibility and employment prospects.

Program Structure

This course provides an overview of the history, evolution, and future of electronic health records. Students will understand the basic concepts of EHR systems, including their significance in improving patient care and ensuring healthcare efficiency.

Dive deeper into the functionalities and day-to-day management of EHR systems. This course covers data entry, patient scheduling, compliance with healthcare regulations, and how to use EHR software to maximize practice efficiency.

Focuses on the application of EHR systems within a physician’s office setting, including managing appointments, billing, and clinical information. Students will learn to customize EHR settings to fit the specific needs of different medical practices.

An essential course that covers patient privacy rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and how EHR systems are designed to protect patient information. Learn about the legal implications of EHRs and how to manage data in compliance with laws and regulations.

This course helps students understand the medical terminology commonly used in healthcare settings. A solid grasp of medical terminology is crucial for accurately entering and managing data in EHR systems.

Provides foundational computer skills necessary for EHR management, including proficiency in key software applications, basic troubleshooting, and maintaining hardware that supports EHR systems.

Prepares students for the job market and the CEHRS exam through resume building, interview preparation, and a thorough review of all course material, ensuring students are ready to become certified EHR specialists.

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About this program:
Hybrid Format

In-Person & Online


34 Weeks


On Campus

Certification Exam:
National Healthcare Association (NHA)

Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS)

Admission Requirements:

Minimum age of 18 years

High School Diploma or GED

Ability to Pass a Background Check & a Drug Test

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