Electronic Health Records Specialist Certificate Online

Certificate | Beginner | 2-3 months | MedCerts
Price: $2,700 (payment options available through MedCerts)
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Manage patient data and medical records to become an administrative asset in any healthcare environment with a comprehensive program that includes the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) certification through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

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What You Will Learn

  • Review patient records for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Record examination information, scheduling treatments, and process laboratory tests
  • Gather clinical information for inclusion in reports such as quality improvement studies
  • Complete basic coding to submit claims for reimbursement for insurers

About This Professional Certificate

Proper maintenance and management of healthcare documents and patient records in critical in settings that include: physician’s offices, nursing homes and urgent care facilities. If you are an organized person with a fondness for data, a career in electronic medical records would be a good fit for you. 

In 12 weeks, you'll learn the skills required for the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) exam, administered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). By completing three courses: Professionalism in Allied Health, Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology, and Electronic Health Records, you gain a holistic understanding of the role of a health records specialist. 

There are currently 28,920 electronic health records specialist jobs available in the U.S. and the career offers a median salary of $29,189.1

1Burning Glass: Labor Insights (Last 12 Months: Feb. 1, 2020-Jan. 31, 2021)

Courses required for program completion

Professionalism in Allied Health

PS 1011

Healthcare | Self-Paced | 32 hours

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism. This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

HI 1014

Healthcare | Self-Paced | 96 hours

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviations, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.
Electronic Health Records

HI 1018

Healthcare | Self-Paced | 96 hours

This course provides students with the skills and certifications for the development and maintenance of electronic health records in both facility and private practice environments. Students are introduced to and provided training and practical application of skills in a variety of areas related to Electronic Health Records. Ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements will be covered along with training in the hands-on Electronic Health Record software. Students will also receive comprehensive training in the areas of Professional Fees, Billing, and Collecting, the Health Insurance Claim Form, Third-Party Reimbursement, Banking Services and Procedures, Health Information Management, Computers in the Medical Office, Medical Records Management, and much more.

Get College Credit

You know that your MedCerts certification will open the door to specialized jobs, but did you know that it will also move you closer to a college degree at Franklin University? Because additional education equals increased opportunities, Franklin enables students to build on professional training, like MedCerts, and earn employer-respected degrees.

The partnership between Franklin University and MedCerts connects the job-specific credentials you've earned, and the college credits you need, to provide a seamless path to long-term career growth. The University has evaluated MedCerts certifications for industry-recognized proficiencies and awards credit that equates to specific Franklin courses, as well as technical- or elective-credit requirements. Below are several degree programs that closely align with this MedCerts certification. If you choose to enroll at Franklin as a degree-seeking student in one of these healthcare programs, you'll save time and money toward your degree by building on prior learning credit.

Request Info View Program A.S. Health Services (9 credits)
Franklin Courses Credits
HIM 150 - Medical Terminology 2
SCIE 244 - Foundations of Anatomy & Physiology 4
HCM 904 - Healthcare Technical Credit 3
Request Info View Program B.S. Health Education & Promotion (9 credits)
Franklin Courses Credits
HIM 150 - Medical Terminology 2
SCIE 244 - Foundations of Anatomy & Physiology 4
HCM 904 - Healthcare Technical Credit 3
Request Info View Program B.S. Healthcare Management (9 credits)
Franklin Courses Credits
HIM 150 - Medical Terminology 2
SCIE 244 - Foundations of Anatomy & Physiology 4
HCM 904 - Healthcare Technical Credit 3

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MedCerts students are located across the United States and our certifications are nationally accepted, which is why it's just as important for us to have nationwide healthcare partnerships too of over 1000+ employer partners.

About Medcerts

MedCerts, a Stride company, is a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative e-learning solutions. Focused on certifications in high-demand areas of allied healthcare and IT, MedCerts serves individuals from all backgrounds, including the military and their families, career changers and the under- and unemployed. MedCerts delivers certification and career training through HD-quality video-based instruction, virtual simulations, games and animations, and on-the-job training through experiential learning solutions. Since 2009, the company has developed over 35 career programs, trained and up-skilled more than 35,000 individuals across the country and partnered with over 500 American job centers and more than 1,000 healthcare organizations to build talent pipelines. For more information, visit medcerts.com.

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