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S. Kepila - CEO
Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2011
Train For EHR expands its Electronic Health Records (EHR) training course.
Train For EHR has added two new modules to its online Electronic Health Records training course: Personal Health Record (PHR) Administration and an EHR Implementation. These additions will help students become even more valuable to the medical practices that employ them.
The ability of an EHR to share information with a patient’s electronic Personal Health Record is one of the “Meaningful Use” criteria established by HHS to determine a medical practice’s eligibility for incentive payments to offset the cost of EHR adoption. Personal Health Records are already covered in the didactic portion of the Train For EHR course, and this new module will give students the opportunity to work with a ‘live’ PHR in conjunction with the course’s ‘live’ EHR. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience as they explore the PHR’s functionality and learn how to help both patients and the medical practice share information seamlessly. Interoperable EHRs and PHRs will enable patients to easily provide an up-to-date medical history, all current and past medications, test results from other providers, and all the vital information needed by each health care provider to properly treat the patient. It also saves time and administrative costs at the practice level, since practices will no longer have to follow up with other providers for important medical information about their patients.
EHR implementation, itself, is perhaps the most important aspect of managing the transition from an analog to a digital environment in health care. This new module covers the major issues that medical practices must consider as they begin this transition – which goes far beyond simply choosing an Electronic Health Record system. The new course module includes an overview of the important workflow changes that practices must understand in order for their EHR to deliver qualitative and quantitative benefits. It also offers a clear picture of what health care providers (and those who work for them) should expect and prepare for, and gives students a firm grasp of EHR implementation ‘best practices.’
Train For EHR’s 90 hour training course is not vendor-specific. Instead, it uses a holistic, ‘vendor-neutral’ approach to give students a broad understanding of how EHRs work in ambulatory settings (like physicians offices and clinics) and empowers students to quickly understand and become proficient in whatever EHR system the employer chooses. This course is priced below other courses that do not offer practical, hands-on experience on Train For EHR’s CCHIT-certified EHR, and its modular structure makes it flexible enough for independent, online students, blended environments, or classroom-based-instructor-led situations.
Train For EHR currently offers its online EHR training course to career colleges, technical schools, community colleges and allied health training schools, as well as individual students. To learn more, visit our website at: http://www.trainforehr.com