The security, completeness, and accuracy of patient data are critical. In the healthcare industry, Electronic Health Records Specialists serve an important role, which is why most employers require a certification. The Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) is a nationally-recognized credential that can set you apart. Content include, but aren’t limited to: Properly audit patient records for compliance, accurately abstract clinical information for reports, process Release of Information (ROI) and requests for medical records. Successfully review patient records to ensure completion and accuracy. Collecting patient demographic and insurance information and learning how to discuss patient information with physicians and insurance professionals.
Electronic Health Record Program Content:
- Safeguarding Confidentiality
- Knowledge of Electronic Health Records
- Patient flow regarding EHR/EMR
- Patient scheduling
- Patient registration
- Insurance verification
- Patient referrals
- HIPAA compliances
- EHR file maintenance
- Eight core EHR functions
- Provider order entry
- Formatting requirements
Medical Terminology/Body Structure Program Content:
- Introduction to Medical Terminology
- Disease and treatment
- Circulation, Blood and Immunity
- Respiration and Digestion
- Urinary and Male Reproductive System
- Female Reproductive System, Pregnancy and Birth
- Endocrine and Nervous Systems, Behavioral Disorders
- The Senses
- The Skeleton and Muscular Systems
- The Skin
- Structure and Function of the Body
- Chemistry of Life
- Organ Systems of the Body
- Cells and Tissues
- Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Length of Program
Our Electronic Health Records Specialist program is a 10 weekday program or 20 weeknight program. Day classes are available Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & night classes Monday-Thursday 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
$1,000.00 – Tuition
$300.00 – Medical Terminology online portal access
$450.00 – Books for Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Electronic Health Records
$150.00 – Technology Fee
$100.00 – Registration
$120.00 – Board Exam
(Total = $2,120.00)
Additional fees/supplies: Students will need general school supplies such as: pens, pencils, paper and highlighters. After completing the course, students will take the National Certification exam.
Students are STRONGLY encouraged to attend every session of class. A passing grade of 70% (overall total average for class) is required. Specific program requirements are detailed in the program syllabus, which is distributed and reviewed with students during the first class.
Registration must be completed in person. Students must pose high school transcripts or GED. Students must attend one of Academy of Allied Health Career Overview Orientations before the application process can be completed. Students must fill out Application for chosen program, complete assessment, and have a successful interview with a staff member. Before start of class all students must provide (2) written letters of reference (1 personal and 1 professional).
Academy of Allied Health Career Electronic Health Records Specialist program is authorized by The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). This authorization has to be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.