Class Ending Date: May 16, 2024

Electronic Health Records II (EHR) Class

Program Overview:

The Electronic Health Records (EHR) class is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to effectively navigate, manage, and contribute to implementing electronic health record systems within healthcare settings. The program uses technology to streamline healthcare information, enhance patient care, and ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

Program Duration: The program is one semester, 15 to 16 weeks.

Curriculum Highlights:

  1. Introduction to Electronic Health Records:
    • Overview of electronic health record systems’ purpose, benefits, and components.
  2. Health Information Management:
    • Understanding the principles of health information management and the role of EHR in maintaining patient records.
  3. Legal and Ethical Considerations:
    • Exploration of privacy laws, security measures, and ethical considerations related to electronic health records.
  4. EHR System Navigation:
    • Hands-on training in navigating standard EHR systems, understanding user interfaces, and entering/retrieving patient data.
  5. Data Entry and Documentation:
    • Best practices for accurate and efficient data entry, documentation, and maintaining data integrity.
  6. Interoperability and Health Information Exchange:
    • Understanding the importance of interoperability for sharing health information across different healthcare entities.
  7. Clinical Decision Support Systems:
    • Introduction to systems that provide clinicians with relevant information to enhance patient care decisions.
  8. Quality Improvement and Reporting:
    • Using EHR data for quality improvement initiatives and generating reports for healthcare analytics.
  9. Patient Engagement and Portals:
    • Exploring patient portals and strategies for engaging patients in their healthcare electronically.
  10. Implementation and Training:
    • Strategies for successfully implementing EHR systems in healthcare settings and training staff for effective utilization.
  11. Regulatory Compliance:
    • Ensuring compliance with healthcare regulations, such as HIPAA, related to electronic health records.
  12. Security and Cybersecurity:
    • Understanding security measures and best practices to safeguard electronic health records from unauthorized access and cyber threats.

Hands-On Projects: Participants may engage in practical, hands-on projects to apply their knowledge and skills in simulated EHR environments.

Assessment and Certification: Evaluation of participants’ understanding through assessments, and some programs may offer a certification upon completion.

Target Audience: Healthcare professionals, administrators, and individuals aspiring to work in healthcare settings utilizing electronic health records.

Instructor Support: Experienced instructors provide guidance, answer questions, and facilitate EHR discussion.

Resource Materials: Access to EHR system tutorials, manuals, and other relevant resources to supplement learning.

Upon completing the Electronic Health Records class, participants should have a comprehensive understanding of EHR systems, enabling them to contribute effectively to using and managing electronic health records in healthcare settings.

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