Electronic Health Records

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Electronic Health Records

This course is currently only offered online.


The Healthcare employee with training in Electronic Healthcare Record performs routine clerical and organizational tasks. EHR will become the primary means of documenting, transmitting, and securing patient information. A basic knowledge of medical terminology, electronic health records, and hospital or laboratory procedures is preferred. The nation is entering a new era of health care where providers must use electronic health records to improve patients’ health and the way health care is delivered in this country. Healthcare employees with EHR training may find employment in hospitals, chiropractors, medical and dental offices.


According to American Hospital Association’s Survey of IT adoption results indicate 15.1% of acute care hospitals have adopted at least a “basic” EHR. That represents growth of nearly 75% since 2008.The widespread adoption of EHR necessitates training and upgrading skills for healthcare workers who will 12 interface with patients and their electronic health record at the point of care. There were fewer than 10 graduates in this program. Median placement amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of graduates.

Externship Opportunities

In conjunction with physicians and other healthcare personnel, the student will complete 160 hours externship, during the course, under direct supervision. The student will obtain hands-on experience in both the clinical and administrative areas of clinical assisting. The Medical Institute of Kentucky only assumes responsibility for the performance and action of the clinical student while in a clinical facility during the times specified as a clinical learning experience and when under the supervision of the externship supervisor.

Program Information

The Electronic Health Record course is 8 weeks in length. Expect to spend 8 hours per week toward the online program.

Program Objectives

1. Develop the ability to elaborate on the personal qualities and job responsibilities of an Electronic Health Record employee

2. Show, with examples, how the healthcare employee should communicate effectively with patients, using both verbal and non-verbal communication

3. Assess the impact of OSHA and HIPAA on a medical office

4. Describe different types of appointment scheduling systems and ways of maintaining a

physician’s schedule

5. Explain how to create and maintain accurate patient records

6. Explain and demonstrate each step in the filing process

7. Learn skills in telephone techniques

8. Learn skills in scheduling appointments

9. Obtain basic knowledge of daily operations in a medical office

10. Gain knowledge of various written communications needed in a medical office and apply knowledge in processing and maintaining patient medical records

11. Demonstrate skills using Electronic Medical Records (EMR)