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Electronic Health Record Certificate (SPC-EHR)

 

What is an Electronic Health Record?

According to the Health Information Management System Society, (HIMSS), an electronic health record (EHR) is a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting. Included in this information are patient demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data and radiology reports. The EHR automates and streamlines the clinician’s workflow. The EHR has the ability to generate a complete record of a clinical patient encounter - as well as supporting other care-related activities directly or indirectly via interface, including evidence-based decision support, quality management, and outcomes reporting.

 

Credentials for the Electronic Health Record

The Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS) competency exams allow professionals and employers to capitalize on new technologies, procedures and careers.

The CHTS exams assess the competency of individuals seeking to demonstrate proficiency in certain health IT workforce roles integral to the implementation and management of electronic health information. The CHTS exams assess the competency of health IT professionals to:

  • Assess workflows
  • Select hardware and software
  • Work with vendors
  • Install and test systems
  • Diagnose IT problems
  • Train practice staff on systems

The exam is offered through the American Health Information Management Association at: http://www.ahima.org/certification/chts

 

Program Requirements

The Electronic Health Record Certificate program currently requires 22 credits. This program will prepare students for workforce roles that will facilitate the conversion of a paper-based medical record system to an electronic system. Some key employment settings include, but are not limited to: Healthcare provider’s offices or clinics, healthcare facilities, state and local health agencies, health IT vendors, and regional extension centers.

 

Six credits can be transferred in to the HIT Associate Degree program.

 

Course Number

Description

Format

Credits

 

Program Courses

 

 

HIT105

Medical Terminology

DL/F-F

2

HIT120

Intro to Healthcare and Public Health

DL

3

HIT121

Introduction to Health IT

DL

3

HIT219

Health IT Systems

DL

4

HIT123

Networking and Health IT

DL

3

HIT228

Fundamentals of Workflow Process 

DL

3

HIT 229

Health IT Project Management

Hybrid

4

 

OR

 

 

HIT 230

Training and Instructional Design

Hybrid

4

TOTAL

 

 

22

 

*Students can choose between HIT229 or HIT230 in their second semester.

 

Formats:

DL: distance learning
F-F: face to face
Hybrid: partially distance learning /partially face to face