How to Become a Electronic Medical Records Specialist
Step 1: Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent
Step 2: Get Formal Training through an Accredited InstitutionWhile formal training is not always required, it can be helpful in seeking employment in this field. Electronic Medical Records Programs are typically available at the Certificate level with programs available on-campus or online. Courses typically cover topics like medical terminology, HIPAA Guidelines, and general health record management.
Step 3: Obtain CredentialingAlthough not always required, many employers prefer applicants with certification. It shows them you have the knowledge to perform well in a role managing electronic medical records and have mastered nationally recognized EMR standards. USCI’s Certificate Program qualifies for the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and reimburses graduates who have paid tuition in full. Step 4: Start WorkingMany employers will offer on-the job training, however the employee must prove mastery of electronic medical records’ standards.