International Institute of Technology and Applications

Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist Program


This course teaches the basic elements and functions of the Electronic Health Record and its benefits which include: improve accuracy, efficiency, privacy and safety in the present healthcare environment. The course will examine the requirements of Electronic Health Record system and explore most of the available options in accordance to national standards and law. Participation will need an average time allotment of up to 8 - 12 hours/week.  Course Outcomes

The course teaches the processes for the transitioning from a paper based record system to an Electronic Health Record. It also examines current Health Information technology standards as well as rules and regulations governing Electronic Health Record Software. After the completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Create a workflow to illustrate how electronic health records are used in physician practices and other outpatient settings.
  • Create a workflow to illustrate how electronic health records are used in hospitals.
  • Describe the functions of electronic Medical record and electronic health record and explain the advantages of both and what they offer physicians and patients over paper-based records and their differences.
  • Determine the best practices for transitioning from a paper based record to an Electronic Health Record.
  • Describe the functions of a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) and know how the RHIO is dependent on the Electronic Health Record.
  • Understand the clinical standards, including HIPAA standards in the development of interoperable electronic health records.
  • Understand the challenges of privacy and security of patient health information especially in an installed electronic health information environment.
  • Know how to Setup an electronic medical record software and connect physician practices to the meaningful use portal to enable each member of the practices’ that meet the meaningful use criteria to collect the allotted incentives after 90 days of use, these incentives are spread over 5 years and are up to $44,000 for Medicare and $63,000 for Medicaid


Benefits as a certified Electronic Health Record specialist

  • At the end of this course each student will receive the Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS), and be registered for the nationally organized certification given by NHA.
  • Ability to implement Electronic Medical Record and Electronic Health record in an ambulatory setting.
  • Reduction in death as result of medical errors
  • Reduction in the cost of Health care delivery
  • Access of the clinicians to Federal government incentives.
  • Access of the citizenry to their Personal Health Record




  • IT Consultants
  • Systems and Network Administrators
  • IT/IITA pros others interested in health information system
  • College graduates
  • Associate degree graduates
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • High School Graduates
  • Doctors of medicine or osteopathy
  • Doctors of dental surgery or dental medicine
  • Doctors of podiatry
  • Doctors of optometry
  • Chiropractors