Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Electronic Health Record Management

Electronic Health Record Management Program – 95 Classroom Hours; Tuition $1,999

This Electronic Health Record (EH R) Management program prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Access to health information is changing the ways doctors care for their patients. Doctors now have access to a patient’s medical history, surgeries, allergies to medicines, and recent doctor’s visits all at the press of a button. This recent technology that intertwines health information from a variety of sources is known as an electronic health record. An electronic health record (EH R) includes computerized lifelong healthcare data from a variety sources where every encounter an individual has with the healthcare system is documented and compiled for quick access. Electronic Health Record professionals are educated in the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems such as HL7, CDISC, and DICOM. Students will learn through classroom and computer lab training the necessary components consistent with maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record and database.

  • Medical Terminology – prefix, suffixes, root words, abbreviations, etc.
  • Importance of the medical record as a legal document
  • The effect of confidential communication on the release of information and HIPAA
  • Provides a “real life” EH R experience using Medcin software to perform health information tasks
  • Skills required to use and EH R to manage patient visit information including the examination, assessment notes and treatment plans.
  • Importance of data accuracy, consistency, completeness, and security of information
  • Basic code set principles and their applications with an emphasis on the ambulatory/outpatient setting and an introduction to inpatient medical records.
  • Tasks include admission procedures, information retention and retrieval, data entry, chart assembly, data collection, code sets, and the release of information
  • Employment Opportunities: With the nation’s healthcare system moving to the electronic medical record, numerous employment opportunities exist for Medical Assistants, Health Information Systems, Patient Registration Professionals, etc..
  • National Certification: Students would be eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam. The additional student cost of this optional exam is $105 (not included in the student tuition charge).

Begins Fall 2013:

                        Mondays and Wednesdays (plus 4 Saturdays)

                        October 7 – December 18

                        6:00pm – 9:30pm (9:00am – 3:00pm)

                        95 classroom hours / Tuition $1,999

After the successful completion of this program, students will be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam.

Please contact Texas A & M University - Kingsville @ 361-593-2861 to register and find out more!

This page was last updated on: August 09, 2013