Nov 28, 2020  
2020-21 Catalog 
    
2020-21 Catalog

Electronic Health Records Specialist*


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Program Design

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. This growth is a direct result of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 which was passed to promote and expand the adoption of health information technology. Subsequently, the extensive use of electronic health records by all types of healthcare providers will lead to an increased need for technicians to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the healthcare industry.

Upon completion of this certificate, graduates can elect to take a national credentialing exam to become a Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) via the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Curriculum

Students will demonstrate proficiency via:

Hands-On Labs
Software Simulations
Integrated Projects

Learning Outcomes


Graduates of this program will:

  • Demonstrate advanced keyboarding speed and accuracy using industry accepted methods
  • Demonstrate competency in the use of standard medical office equipment including bar code and scanning devices
  • Use the common features and functions of specialized EHR applications
  • Review electronic health records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of health data
  • Protect health information for confidentiality, authorized release of information, and data security
  • Demonstrate professionalism and positive work habits necessary for success in today’s medical office

Total Credits Required: 18


Notes:


*Becoming Connecticut State Community College

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. As a part of this merger, modifications will be made to academic programs. Students who do not complete their programs by the end of the Spring 2023 term will be matched with the Connecticut State Community College (CT State) program that most closely aligns with ​the student’s Spring 2023 program and is offered at the current Manchester Community College location. The College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption. Further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page: www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.

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