VC to offer Electronic Health Records System Technologist course

Oct. 1, 2011 at 5:01 a.m.

Victoria College's Workforce and Continuing Education Department, in partnership with Boston Reed College, is offering training classes for Electronic Health Records System Technologists.

VC students may choose to enroll in online classes for the 18-week course starting on either Nov. 13 or Dec. 3.

An Electronic Health Records System Technologist assists healthcare providers in selecting, implementing and maintaining electronic heath records system. Additionally, the group takes the lead in training healthcare professionals in the use of an electronic health records system.

The course includes training on the essential components of the electronic health record and health information exchange essentials. Training also includes system selection and implementation, along with project management and the fundamentals of change and human factors.

This interactive, online course features live, weekly teleconferences. Tuition for this non-credit course is $3,600 and includes workbooks, online program access and a certificate of completion.

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, hospitals may begin to qualify for government substantial incentive payments for the successful implementation and effective use of electronic health records. The goal is for hospitals to increase use of comprehensive records systems in order to help control health care costs.

As the requirement for hospital use of electronic records increases each year, employment of Electronic Health Records System Technologists professionals by physicians and healthcare provider offices, vendors and government organizations is expected to continue its rapid growth. To meet this demand and fulfill federal requirements, professionals must be trained to assist healthcare providers with their new electronic record systems.



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