Electronic Health Records

Electronic Health Records for the Medical Assistant

Course Overview

Healthcare is continuously evolving and has improved considerably due to technology. As such, the need for electronic health record (EHR) specialists is pivotal in providing efficient, high-quality care to patients and improving the workflow for physicians and providers.

Course Accreditation

This course has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 2 administrative/general CEUs. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the course content or the course provider.

Author Information

Medical Program Director
Dr. Brian Dickens is a Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA) and subject matter expert in the medical assisting and allied health fields.

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Disclosure statement: Dr. Brian Dickens reports having no financial or advisory relationship with any corporate, medical, or political organization doing work related to this educational activity or other business activity.

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Intended Audience

Examples of covered entities include:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Allied health schools
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Solo and group practices

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the duties and responsibilities of an electronic health record specialist
  • Explain the difference between ICD-9 and ICD-10
  • Provide useful electronic tools in a doctor’s office and in a hospital
  • Explain the pros and cons of an EHR
  • Describe personal health records
  • Define a substantial amount of medical and administrative terminology

Course outline

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Electronic health records–overview
  • 3. Healthcare settings
  • 4. The healthcare system
  • 5. Medical errors
  • 6. Government health initiatives
  • 7. Core functions of EHR
  • 8. Medical records
  • 9. Changing a Paper Office to an Electronic Office
  • 10. The Doctor’s Office
  • 11. Personal Health Records
  • 12. Wireless Communications and Electronic Health Records
  • 13. References
  • 14. Test


This is a summary of essential elements of the Electronic Health Records and is not a comprehensive guide to Electronic Health Records compliance. Regulation by those that perform Electronic Health Records are obligated to comply with all of its requirements of the employer and should not refer to this program as a guide of legal information or advice. This EHR training course is an overview of EHR and is generally taken by employees who have previously completed an Electronic Health Records program or course. This EHR training awareness course is intended to keep students/employees aware of the importance of EHR. It is developed for front-line supervisors, workers, and trainees who work with EHR.
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