Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist + Medical Terminology - GES140

Become a Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)

In today’s technology-centered healthcare system, electronic health records (EHR) systems are critical to patient care. This 100% online course will train you to use EHR systems and prepare you to pass the Certified Electronic Health Records (CEHR) certification exam

Job Outlook Electronic Health Records Specialists

  • Medical records technicians/health record specialists have ample job opportunity. According to CareerExplorer.com, demand for health records professionals is expected to grow by 13.5% between now and 2026.
  • According to Burning Glass, health records specialists earn approximately $33,000 a year on average.

Electronic Health Records FAQs

Electronic health records (EHR) are a portable records of a patient’s healthcare experience. This responsibility helps doctors see and treat patients more efficiently and may help reduce errors in medical procedures and their documentation

EHR specialists focus on the electronic documentation of the patient’s care and condition. Common EHR job activities may include:

  • Auditing patient records for compliance with government or insurance requirements
  • Abstracting clinical information for reporting purposes
  • Performing basic coding for reimbursement claims
  • Processing Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records
  • Reviewing patient records for completion and accuracy
  • Collecting patient information for demographic and insurance reports
  • Discussing patient information with physicians and insurance professionals

Because electronic records are held and updated online, EHR Specialist is considered an option for a remote or home-based career. According to ZipRecruiter.com, most employers will require that remote team members to have certification.

  • Prepare to take and pass the CEHR exam, offered by the National Healthcareer Association
  • Receive a broad overview of the electronic health records (EHR) systems
  • Gain hands-on experience using real EHR software
  • Summarize the HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA Security Rule

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