PHICON Institute Course Information
|The Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Course is a fifteen week course that discusses the application of information technology solutions to clinical practice in the United States. The course will introduce you to the basic elements and functions of the Electronic Health Record and how it can improve accuracy, efficiency, privacy and safety in the current healthcare environment.|
|On the successful completion of this course, graduates will receive the following 2 certifications|
- Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) - Issued by National Healthcareers Association (NHA)
- Certified Electronic Health Record & Informatics Specialist (CEHRIS) - Issued by the PHICON Corporation
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|Can I challenge the CEHRS or CEHRIS Certification Exams|
|Candidates that retain a background in healthcare, health information technology and or a minimum of a bachelors degree in either healthcare or health information technology can challenge the CEHRIS Certification. To challenge the examination means that you may take the certification test without completing the 15 week course work. The fee for challenging the CEHRIS Exam is $250.00. You can challenge the CEHRS exam without completing the 15 week course. This exam costs $500.00|
|The introduction to Electronic Health Records discusses the rapidly changing technology in the health care environment. The course will introduce the basic functions of the Electronic Health Record, its benefit to us as healthcare workers and the benefit to physicians and patients. The course will explore the technological requirements for Electronic Health Record systems.|
The main prerequisite for the CEHRS Certificate is a High School Certificate or GED. Students must be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and be able to navigate the internet. Lastly, students must be proficient enough to read and write in English.
- Class starts the first Monday every other month and runs for 16 Weeks
- Participation requires an average allotment of up to 10 hrs/week via a guided flexible schedule (asymmetric facilitation).
-- The office will be closed for the following holidays:
-- Martin Luther King Day, Labor Day, Good Friday, Thanksgiving Day and day after.
-- Memorial Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and day after, Independence Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
1. Submission of an application form - $50.00 (non-refundable) - See Fees Page
2. Submission of either an educational certificate or transcript from a previous course of study.
3. Schedule an appointment with a counselor.
|Admitted candidates will be notified in writing within 48 hours by their Enrollment Advisor|
|Provide evidence of high school graduation as documented by a diploma, Certified transcript or a high school equivalent (GED) certificate plus either College degree from an accredited College or University in foreign Country or US|
|Credit for Previous Education and/or Training|
|There will be no credit given for previous course work. All modules within the CEHRS program must be completed.|
|All prospective students must be registered at least one week before the commencement of the program. To register, you must have submitted to the Institute:|
|Copy of a state issued photo ID|
|Copy of any educational certification or diploma i.e., GED, Associates Degree, RN, Masters, PhD, MD, etc|
|Completed the registration fee payment of $50.00 (Non refundable).|
|Candidates to the CEHRS Course can qualify for the following scholarship programs:|
-Work Investment Act (WIA) Program:
-100 % Scholarship. Must be a legal Georgia Resident and out of work or under employed plus other conditions that may apply.
|-PHICON Institute Scholarship: Pays 50% of the tuition and the only prerequisites are income guidelines or disability. Only 5 PHICON Scholarship are available -per class:|
|- 80% or more attendance|
- Fulfill all financial obligations
|- Returned all school properties|
|- Passed all tests as required by the course|
|- Demonstrate understanding of the reasons for which the integration of technology into healthcare is necessary|
|- Demonstrate skill and competence in the operation of the EHR, as well as compliance with clinical standards.|
|- Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts in health data management along with an understanding of the importance of proper database management in a healthcare setting.|
- Define and understand privacy, confidentiality, and security in healthcare and the relationship to the electronic health record and health information management.
|- Understand appropriate electronic means of communications with patients, particularly the use of mobile and wireless communication in healthcare. (Fax, mobile phone, and e-mail)|
|- The course will teach the best practices for transition from a paper based record to an Electronic Health Record. It also discusses the current Health - - - Information technology standards as well as the rules and regulations that govern the Electronic Health Record Software.|
|- Describe the functions of electronic health records and explain the advantages they offer physicians and patients over paper-based records.|
|- Recognize and discuss best practices for transition from a paper based record to an Electronic Health Record.|
|- Create a workflow to demonstrate how electronic health records are used in physician practices and other outpatient settings.|
|- Create a workflow to demonstrate how electronic health records are used in hospitals.|
Identify and describe the functions of a Regional Health Information Organization RHIO and explain how the RHIO is dependent on the Electronic Health Record.
|- Identify and describe the functions of a Personal Health Record (PHR) and explain how the PHR is dependent on the Electronic Health Record.|
|- Explain the importance of and define the clinical standards as well as the HIPAA standards in the development of interoperable electronic health records.|
|- List the challenges that electronic health information poses to the privacy and security of patient's health information.|
|A student's final grade will be based on and calculated using test scores, case studies, and additional work assignments, as given. All assessment courses and tests must be completed prior to been enrolled in the final Certification Exam.|