Electronic Health Records: Consultant (EHC.CA)
This degree is designed for the student who is seeking a professional career based in the healthcare arena. Electronic health records management deals with creating and receiving health information electronically and preserving this information for use in healthcare, legal or business purposes. Students with training in electronic health records (EHR) management can perform various job duties and are employed in a variety of settings. Software companies that sell and implement EHR systems are looking for trained professionals who can function as consultants to their clients. Acute care hospitals and healthcare systems, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, surgery centers, and any facility that has the need for an EHR will be looking for people with this training. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is supportive of this field and takes an interest in furthering this career. Students seeking current information on the growth of the field, salary information, and types of employers should access the national organization via http://www.ahima.org/resources/ehr.aspx.
Statement of Purpose
The certificate of achievement in Electronic Health Records provides the student with advanced-level training that builds upon a foundation in Health Information Technology and/or Information Technology and employment experience in healthcare.