AHIMA in partnership with Alabama State University and Tougaloo College is now offering a series of courses to introduce professionals to the transition of paper medical records to electronic health records (EHRs). Courses are 12-weeks long, and designed for individuals working in industries affected by EHRs.
Click the tabs above for details on the the three courses in this program:
Implementation of the EHR
EHR Privacy, Security, and Health Information Exchange (HIE)
EHR Analysis and Workflow Design
This 12-week online course will explore:
This course will prepare participants to:
Once a course is completed, students will be well versed in EHR and the key characteristics of healthcare reform.
This course has been developed through an award from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health (Prime Award # 1 CPIMP091054-03) to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the AHIMA Foundation has been issued a sub-award (# 68141-AHIMA-03) to partner with Universities/ Community Colleges to offer this educational opportunity under the project entitled: “Manpower Training in Electronic Health Record (EHR) Use through Community Colleges in the Delta Region”. The findings, opinions, and recommendations expressed therein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of OMH or DRI.
This 12-week online course teaches central concepts related to system analysis, design and workflow. In order to function in today's integrated health information environment, healthcare professionals must understand concepts such as the system development life cycle. The ability to use workflow analysis tools such as flowcharts, swimlane diagrams, use cases, etc. is critical to meet user needs. Database design concepts are also covered in this course. Project management skills are covered in order to ensure students can effectively ascertain an organized approach to implementing integrated health information systems.