Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist + Medical Terminology (Online)
Become a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant/Electronic Health Records Specialist
In today’s technology-centered healthcare system, medical administrative assistants use electronic health records (EHR) systems to track and manage patient care information. This 100% online course will train you for a career in healthcare and prepare you for the National Healthcareer Association’s Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records (CEHR) certification exams.
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Job Outlook for Medical Assistant/Electronic Health Records Specialists
- Medical administrative assistants are one of the most in-demand support roles in healthcare, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS data indicates job opportunities for medical assistants will grow by 23% overall by 2028, which equates to over 150,000 new jobs.
- Medical Records Technicians/Specialists will see similarly job growth. According to CareerExplorer.com, job opportunities for medical records specialists are expected to grow up to 13.5% by 2026.
- In working with healthcare providers and professionals, NHA has seen a growing need for medical administrative assistants to work with EHR systems. According to PayScale.com, such highly qualified EHRS specialists can expect to earn $49,000 per year, on average.
- Prepare to take and pass the NHA’s CMAA and CEHR exams
- Gain specialized skills needed to contribute to a healthcare team in an ambulatory setting
- Learn the principles and practices of ethical behavior, therapeutic communication, patient privacy laws, medical terminology, and administrative procedures
- Gain hands-on experience using real EHR software
- Summarize the HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA Security Rule
- Summarize the basic guidelines for the administration of injections
- Managing patient visits, arranging follow-up care, and issuing prescriptions
- Establish the appropriate EHR for a healthcare practice
- Track of vital information such as patient allergies and medications
- Communicate with patients and report public health information
There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, you will need a high school diploma or GED to take the CMAA and CEHRS exams.