Program Description: This course will cover the usage and management of health information and the electronic health record (EHR). This course will introduce the students to the use of health information and the electronic health record for any setting within the health care industry from acute, ambulatory, long term, home health, specialty, population health, and personal health that encompass the continuum of care. This course will provide students with a practical understanding of what an electronic health record specialist is and how important they are in the job market today. This course will enable the students to assemble the patient’s health record and ensure all information is complete, properly identified and authenticated. Students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for National Certification through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)..
Financial Assistance: Available for most applicants
Employment Description: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median medical records administrator salary in 2010 was $32,350 with the top 10 percent earning in excess of $53,430. Medical records administrators who become certified within a particular specialty tend to earn more, however: according to Salary.com, medical records coding specialists earned a median annual salary of $44,251 in June, 2011, with top earners exceeding $56,401. Those who eventually pursue higher degrees can advance to medical service management positions offering much more robust salaries; the BLS notes that these pros earned $84,270 on average in 2010, though top earners exceeded $144,000.
Program Length: 170 Hours
Sched: Day:9am – 3pm Eve: 5pm – 9pm
Duration: Approximately 6 weeks
Eligibility: HS Diploma / GED