Course Description: This course is designed to be a practical, hands-on introduction for students to the electronic health record (EHR). Students will learn to become proficient in the EHR software before they encounter it in their workplace. The student will gain a thorough knowledge of both the terminology of the EHR systems and the practical uses of similar systems in a healthcare setting.
Schedule: Fall, Spring, and Summer. This course is offered in 8-week sessions, three times during the year once per semester.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: AH 171 - Medical Terminology.
Instructor: Melissa Coleman
Contact Information: Faculty Directory
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore. Mac computers are NOT compatible with software.
Other Materials: None
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
The student will learn procedures for storing and retrieving patient health records and chart notes.
The student will learn the processes for transferring and importing documents to electronic formats.
The student will utilize a software application for creating patient health information records.
The student will learn how to read and interpret health information records.
The student will learn key terms and abbreviations relative to health information technology.
The student will learn now to enter patient demographics.
The student will learn topics such as problem lists, assessments, prescription/medication management, exam notes, transcription, coding, and diagnostic/laboratory orders and results.
The student is expected to read the assigned reading material and complete assignments.
The student will be expected to participate in any online class discussions related to the electronic health record.
The student will be required to complete all assignments, chapter quizzes, and forum posts. If prior arrangements have not been made, late assignments are worth half credit.
A letter grade will be awarded upon the completion of the course.
Technology Required: Click here to view our technology required page.