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Health Information Specialist

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Language: English

Description: This program has 3 modules:
•Health Information Technology
•Electronic Health Records
•Medical Administrative Assistant

Our Health Information Technology (HIT) course provides strategies and concepts related to the comprehensive management of health information. Students will learn how to organize and secure health information to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of the health care delivery system. With an overview of the health care industry and strategies for recording and securing patient processing records, this course equips the learner with tools and techniques for improving the health care system by effectively managing health care data.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

• Comprehend the basic structure and terminology of health care information
• Identify steps for implementing electronic health records
• Identify steps for managing health records and the clinical flow of data
• Comprehend medical coding and the reimbursement process
• Identify methods for securing health information and remaining compliant

The nation's health care delivery system is rapidly being transformed by the introduction of computer-based health information systems - specifically, by electronic health records (EHRs). This Electronic Health Records course answers the need for health care students to understand the entire medical office workflow process, from scheduling an appointment with the doctor to collecting the final payment. Also included in our course is the clinical staff’s use of a point-of-care electronic health record. Included in our course is the detailed use of MedTrak’s fully integrated electronic health record and practice management system. Our hypothetical scenarios allow students to practice each of the medical office workflows steps. Electronic Health Records Specialist course provides you with techniques and rationales for using electronic health records in practice and shows how the electronic health record affects your responsibilities on the job.

When you begin your career in the health care workplace, it is important that you have a clear understanding of EHR. The knowledge and experience gained through this course will be a vital component of the skills and competencies needed in the 21st century medical workplace.

After completing this course, you should be able to:
• Define the developmental and functionality challenges associated with creating electronic health records
• Define electronic health record and its advantages and disadvantages
• Comprehend the importance of patient data privacy and security
• Identify the steps in patient flow and basic coding techniques
• Identify the steps for documenting in the EHR

Medical administrative assistants primarily work in doctor’s offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. Medical administrative assistants, medical secretaries, and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand. The growth and the complexity of the U.S. healthcare system have resulted in a substantial increase in the need for qualified medical administrative assistants.

After completing this course, you should be able to:
• An overview of the healthcare industry and expectations for a healthcare professional
• Role of the medical administrative assistant
• History of medicine, medicine and the law, medical malpractice, medical ethics, and medical practice specialties
• Ethical and legal issues, fraud abuse, and compliance
• Office and patient communication techniques, appointment scheduling and general office duties
• Technology in the healthcare environment
• Basic terminology used in the medical office
• Medical records management, confidentiality of the medical record, initiating a medical record for a new client and filing reports in the medical record
• HIPAA review and patient bill of rights and confidentiality
• Financial and practice management
• Health insurance coverage, and billing and coding procedures
• Professional fees, billing and collecting procedures, accounting systems and credit arrangements

Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

Certification: Upon successful completion of our Electronic Health Records course, students will be prepared to sit for the NHA national certification exam to become a Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS).
Upon successful completion of our Health Information Technology course, students will be prepared to sit for the HIMSS' Certified Associate in Health Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS) Certification exam.
Upon successful completion of our Medical Administrative Assistant course, students will be prepared to sit for the NHA national certification exam to become a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA).

Requirements
The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
• Health Information Technology by Nadinia David and Melissa LaCour
• Health Information Technology and Management by Richard Gartee
• Electronic Health Records: Understanding and Using Computerized by Richard Gartee
• Administrative Medical Assisting: Foundations and Practices by Christine Malone
• Student Workbook for Administrative Medical Assisting: Foundations and Practices by Christine Malone
• Medical Terminology: A Short Course 7e by Davi-Ellen Chabner BA MAT

Class Details

Sessions
Online 24/7

Location
NA - Online

Start Date:upon registration

Price: 

$4,495.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
Online 24/7 N/A - Online