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Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist

This certificate prepares students to perform specialized work in maintaining the integrity and protecting the privacy and security of patient information. The certification hours can transfer into the Associate of Science in Health Sciences or Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degrees.

As a Certified EHR Specialist, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Audit patient records for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Abstract clinical information for inclusion in reports such as quality improvement studies
  • Perform basic coding to submit claims for reimbursement for insurers
  • Process Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records
  • Review patient records to ensure they are complete
  • Collect patient demographic and insurance information

Completion of the core classes below will satisfy the minimum CEHRS certification examination requirements.

27 semester hours:

HSCI 2312 Medical Terminology
HSCI 2327 Introduction to the Electronic Health Record 
HSCI 2330 HIPAA Compliance and Certification 
HSCI 2340 Health Information Technology and Systems
HSCI 3310 Healthcare Organizations and Administration
HSCI 3317 Healthcare Communication
HSCI 3320 Healthcare Data Management
HSCI 3321 Information Systems for the Health Sciences 
HSCI 3355 Healthcare Ethics and the Law

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