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Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) Fee: $999

What is a Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS)? Electronic Health Record Specialist work in the Health Information Technology (HIT) field and is one of the hottest careers in healthcare today.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act require hospitals and physicians to switch to electronic medical records by 2014. The Office of National Coordination for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) was established to meet this goal. The HITSP identified standards for the electronic exchange of health information and CCHIT developed certification criteria for electronic health records software. The Nationwide Health Information Network links medical records across the country.

Medical records and health information technicians assemble patients' health information including medical history, symptoms, examination results, diagnostic tests, treatment methods, and all other healthcare provider services. Technicians organize and manage health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security. They regularly communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals to clarify diagnoses or to obtain additional information.

EHR Specialist’s duties will vary with size and specialty of the facility in which they may work. Many can specialize in varying areas or one aspect of the EHR such as entry level coders, encoding within a hospital setting, abstractors and or coding specialist, HIPAA Compliance Officers or HIM (Health Information Managers) and be over entire departments within larger healthcare facilities.

Where does a CEHRS work?

They are employed in all types of medical practices, including: hospitals, clinics, and private practices.

How much does a CEHRS earn?


Health Record Specialists salary from BLS Occupational Outlook

With an 11 percent growth rate in 2009, Health information technology (HIT) is outpacing all other segments of the health care market, according to Scientia Advisors of Cambridge, MA.

What do I get upon program completion and successful completion of the certification exam?

Upon program completion you will receive a program Certificate of Completion. Once you have successfully completed the certification examination you will receive a certificate and a wallet card/license indicating your new professional status as a Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CHERS). Your certification will be from a NATIONALLY ACCREDITED certification agency, which means it is accepted in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

The Following Will Be Covered in all CEHRS Training:

The Eight Core Functions of an Electronic Health Record System recommended by the Institute of Medicine:

1. Health information and data elements

2. Results management

3. Order management

4. Decision support

5. Electronic communications and connectivity

6. Patient support

7. Administrative processes

8. Reporting and population management

Electronic Health Record Specialists – Overview

Every encounter an individual has with the health care system is documented. Lab tests, prescriptions, and trips to the emergency room are all a part of that individual’s health care and is Protected Health Information (PHI).

The accuracy of that individual’s health document is extremely important. Whether in the clinical or administrative field of the allied healthcare system, every member is expected to know how to input information into an electronic health record.

Changing a Paper Office to an Electronic Office

Advantages and disadvantages of Total conversion, Incremental conversion and Hybrid conversion will be discussed.

EHR in the Doctor’s Office

Includes EHR’s and Coding/Billing, EHR’s and Clinical Tools, E-Prescribing and Improving Patient Care

EHR in the Hospital

The EHR compiles data from multiple clinical systems and provides a single source of information about that particular patient.

Personal Health Records

The compilation of the various components of a patient’s lifelong medical history into an electronic format is known as a personal health record (PHR).

Wireless Communications and Electronic Health Records

There are two parts to HIPAA, Title I and Title II. Title I is health insurance reform and Title II provides rights for the transfer of electronic health care data.


(Reserved for RN, EMTS, PT, CNA, CCMA, CET, LPN, MLT, DR, LVN, DA, Medical Students,Science Majors as well as other CURRENT Healthcare Professionals). Contact us if you are unsure as to whether or not you qualify.

Training Fee: $999

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