Introduction to Electronic Health Records: Identifying what a medical record is, the advantages and disadvantages of EHRs, and the role of the healthcare professional using EHRs.
Overview of Electronic Health Records Software: Establishing and maintaining a patient registry, and introduction to a live student-version of EHR medical software for hands-on practice and homework. • SimChart ® by Elsevier
Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security: Understanding privacy and security issues, patients’ rights under Canadian legislation, and how patients can protect their health information.
Transitioning from Paper Charts to Electronic Health Records: Comparing and selecting an EHR vendor and network platform, collecting and entering data, measuring results, and conducting ongoing evaluations.
Administrative Use of the Electronic Health Records: Identifying the role of the Medical Office Assistant, managing electronic records, and patient scheduling and flow. Using the Electronic Health Record for Reimbursement, Billing and Coding: Identifying and understanding various provincial coding systems, understanding provincial health insurance plans and codes, and familiarity with World Health Organization ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes.
Clinical Use of the Electronic Health Record: Identifying and understanding documentation in the EHR, and documenting patient history.
Health Promotion, Patient Education, and Clinical Decision Support: Using the EHR for health promotion by plotting data over time to reveal a patient’s health trend, improving patient safety by providing evidence-based protocols for specific conditions to be used as physician decision support, and aiding a patient to have an increased chance of living a healthy, satisfying life by providing education to teach how to be proactive about health.