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Course Number:
MP 150
Course Title:
Introduction to Electronic Health Records
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Course Description

Introduces basic concepts of medical charting which are implemented and built upon in an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Introduces basic concepts of implementation and use of an EHR. Includes skill development for basic navigation of an EHR. Explores issues around privacy, security, government regulations and ethical/legal aspects of medical records in a healthcare delivery environment (hospital or clinic setting). Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent computer and internet experience, MP 111. Audit available. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  1. Apply basic conceptual framework of a medical charting system to the organization and use of an EHR.
  2. Navigate, complete data entry and use data of EHR at an entry level capacity.
  3. Apply relevant ethical, legal, security and policy principles to the use of EHR’s within the healthcare delivery environment. 
  4. Apply relevant safety, confidentiality and policy concepts to the use of EHR’s within the clinical/hospital setting.
  5. Utilize reporting functions in an EHR to improve patient care and outcomes.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Fulfillment of these goals will be assessed through examinations, a set of laboratory exercises (with associated discussions, quizzes, or other assessment requirements), and completion of hands on computer assignments

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Understand basic concepts and functionality of EHR’s and PMR’s
2. Understand how EHR functionality may differ depending on what environment you work in.
3. Understand basic concepts of recent federal and state policies supporting adoption of EHR’s and Meaningful Use.
4. Understand basic concepts of implementation process
5. Understand Personal Health Records history, use and current adoption in the Portland Metro community.
6. Understand HIPAA and what that means for practices with EHR’s and HIE.
7. Analyze trends in using EHR’s and the data derived from them to improve patient care and population health.
8. Explore how technology influences implementation and use of
9. Apply learning to work environments using and/or implementing EHRs