Purpose and Scope: The electronic health record (EHR) course will prepare you with the skills and understanding needed to successfully use any EHR program you may encounter in the medical setting. You will gain hands-on experience using the SpringCharts program, an authentic, ONC-certified, fully functional EHR program.
The course covers skills such as setting up new patient records, creating a Face sheet, entering insurance information, scheduling appointments, tracking patients, scheduling procedures, building an office visit note, modifying an immunization record, working with superbill forms, viewing and graphing lab results, charting and processing tests, and documenting and activating procedure and diagnosis codes (ICD-9 and ICD-10). The required text also covers the history of the EHR and government initiatives and regulations, including Meaningful Use, HIPAA, and the HITECH act.
This course includes section quizzes, and starting with Chapter 3 there are exercises with step-by-step instructions and visual aids that guide you through the features of the EHR. Exercises are assigned and will be self-graded. Quizzes may be taken as many times as needed, but course-takers must pass each quiz in order to move on to the next week’s assignments. The minimum passing score is 75%. The course must be completed within the 10-week time allotment.