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Mastering the Electronic Health Record

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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.


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Supplemental teaching materials for each chapter are provided in PDF.


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.


Continuing Education Credit

Certified Medical Transcriptionists (CMTs) and Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialists (CHDSs) who complete and pass this course will earn 1 Medicolegal (1 ML) and 9 Technology and the Workplace (9 TW) credits.


Course Overview

Prerequisite None
Time Commitment Approximately 4-6 hours per week for the 10-week course commitment.
Cost $100 Eligible Member Price
$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 continuing 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.


Course Schedule

Registration for each month is available the preceding month through the 25th. For example, if you want to take the course in December, you must register by November 25; if you want to take the course in January, you must register by December 25, and so on. Participants will be given access the first day of the month following the close of registration and will have access for 10 weeks.



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After Registration, Your Next Steps

Once you have registered, you will receive an email prior to the course start date with the link to AHDI’s training system in order to access the course. You will only be able to log in once the course has started. Please read all of the items contained in the Course Information section to familiarize yourself with the course contents.


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