Mastering the Electronic Health Record Minimize

The Mastering the Electronic Health Record (EHR) course is a 10-week intermediate preparatory course consisting of weekly review, assignments, exercises, and quizzes to test your understanding of the material presented. Course-takers will have an understanding of the learning outcomes for each chapter, implore skill-building techniques through exercises designed to navigate you through the EHR program, learn about current topics in health care, and develop critical-thinking skills through comprehension of applied concepts of using an EHR and testing those skills through the online exercises and activities provided.

Supplemental teaching materials for each chapter are provided in PDF. In addition, a student Q&A forum for this course is provided and will be moderated by instructor Candace Carlstrom.

Two chapters (11 and 12) in Electronic Health Records, 3rd Edition, not included in this 10-week course provide additional knowledge reinforcement of and practice with navigation and functionality of EHR screens that course-takers may complete on their own.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the concept of an electronic health record (EHR) and the government’s involvement in EHRs. 
  • Identify major events in the development of standards for the EHR.
  • Describe key privacy and security issues related to EHRs.
  • Set up new patients, edit patient information, and export patient lists.
  • Set up new insurance companies and edit existing insurance company information.
  • Add patients to the Office Schedule; use the Patient Tracker; create a patient Face Sheet, an Office Visit note and reports, various office visit reports; and conduct a chart evaluation.
  • Order and process lab tests, and create a test report.
  • Create, edit, and document procedures and diagnoses.
  • Perform a search of the medical database.
  • And much more!

Required text:  Electronic Health Records, 3rd Edition, by Byron R Hamilton. Book available to rent or purchase from Amazon.

Registration: Registration for each monthly course is open from the 1st through the 25th of the month prior to the start of the course you want to take. Participates will register by clicking the link below. Participants will be given access the first day of the month following the close of registration and will have access for 10 weeks.

Continuing Education Credit: Certified Medical Transcriptionists (CMTs) who complete and pass this course will earn 1 Medicolegal (1 ML) and 9 Technology and the Workplace (9 TW) credits.

Course Overview


Time Commitment
Approximately 4-6 hours per week for the 10-week course commitment.

$100 Eligible Members
$125 List Price

Refunds cannot be given after the close of registration for each class cycle.

Delivery of Program
Participants register and pay for the courses on the AHDI website. Before the course cycle begins, participants will be issued a website URL, a username, and a password to access the course website on an established e-learning platform where the AHDI online education courses are hosted. Once you have received confirmation of your registration from AHDI, you will normally not receive any further communication. You can log into the course by following the login instructions explained below.

EHR Course Schedule

Registration for each month is available the preceding month through the 25th. Participants will be given access the first day of the month following the close of registration and will have access for 10 weeks.

Register now for the upcoming EHR Course.

After Registration
Once you have registered and the course has started, you will follow the link to AHDI's training system http://www.ahdionline.org/Moodle/ in order to access the course. The username is your eight-digit customer number or AHDI member number. The password is your five-digit zip code. You will only be able to log in once the course has started.

Bulk Pricing


Member Price

List Rate