Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) Basics, Plain & Simple

Learn the fundamentals of Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) Systems and why they are so important. Revised and Updated

This is an updated and revised version of my earlier (Jan 2021)  EHR course.  The technology and market moves so fast that an update was needed.

What you’ll learn

  • The fundamental functions of an Electronic Healthcare Records system.
  • Meaningful use and its impact on adopting EHRs.
  • The impact of EHRs on today’s healthcare system.
  • How the new “Cures” Act will help interoperability of EHRs.

Course Content

  • Course –> 10 lectures • 1hr 12min.

Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) Basics, Plain & Simple

Requirements

This is an updated and revised version of my earlier (Jan 2021)  EHR course.  The technology and market moves so fast that an update was needed.

Electronic Healthcare Record Systems are the foundation for significantly improved healthcare services in the future.  It not only serves as a repository for all patient records but has the potential of unifying all of healthcare information from a wide variety of sources.  It has the potential of improving the processes within out healthcare systems.  It is also a treasure trove of information, which when mined, can potentially lead to significant discoveries on the treatment of disease.

The topics covered in this course are:

  • Digital vs paper patient records
  • Definition of EMR, EHR, PHR
  • The need for a unified view of our records
  • Key components of an EHR system
  • The Patient’s perspective
  • The Clinicians perspctive
  • Technology Issues
  • Meaningful use
  • The 21st Century “Cures” Act and how it will help.

The basic concepts behind Healthcare Information Systems are often presented in a very complex, difficult to understand style. This “PLAIN AND SIMPLE” series on Healthcare Information Systems is different. It strives to introduce the basic concepts of information technology and systems in a very simple and easy to understand format using many examples from both non-healthcare and healthcare environments. This course is targeted at the entry level (Basic and Intermediate Level) learner.

The content of the series is based on the author’s 35 years experience in the healthcare information systems business. This experience spans product design and launch, marketing, business development and executive management (including president). In addition, it is based on 15 years teaching at the graduate level in the University environment.

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