Electronic Health Records Specialist – Skill Set

This skill set provides students with skills necessary to work with Electronic Health Records (EHR). This skill set is ideal for those currently working in the health field and looking to implement EHR or those looking to enter into another health related program. Students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist exam upon completion of the EHR course.


Program Requirements

Minimum credits 9
Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 9
MACRAO / Michigan Transfer Agreement No

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENT

ENG 085 or higher. MAT 030 or higher.

CORE REQUIREMENTS (9 credits)

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
HOC 150 Electronic Health Records Specialist 3 ENG 085 and MAT 020 or Higher, CIS 095

This course provides students with skills necessary to work with Electronic Health Records. This course is ideal for those currently working in the health field or those looking to enter into a health-related program who are hoping to learn more about key concepts and the use of Electronic Health Records in the medical setting. Topics include the cost and needs to consider when implementing an EHR system, how to utilize an EHR system to meet government requirements and medical practice needs, and practical application of various EHR tasks. The course will also cover basic medical terminology and basic medical coding principles. Students who complete this course with a passing grade will be eligible to sit for the Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist exam.

MOA 112 Medical Law and Ethics 3 CIS 095* and ENG 090*

Principles and concepts of medical law and bioethics, as well as an overview of health care financing through third party payers are the main focus of this course. Topics include: medical practice management, medical law, liability and malpractice prevention, health information management, HIPAA and confidentiality of patient information, employment practices, consent, billing collections, insurance and government healthcare programs, codes of ethics and contemporary bioethical issues.

MOA 120 Medical Terminology 3 ENG 085*

A programmed learning word building system approach is used to teach basic medical terminology word roots, prefixes, suffixes, language origins, plural formation and grammar rules are studied. Emphasis is placed on word building, definitions, spelling, usage, pronunciation and acceptable medical abbreviations.