Medical offices increasingly depend on electronic medical records to organize patient information, medical records and treatment histories.

Tech-savvy administrative professionals who can navigate these complex online health information systems are in high demand. In fact, employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Join the ranks of this new allied health field with an online course at University of the Potomac. New classes at The Potomac Workforce Training & Development Center are designed for quick entry into new careers. With a 12-month, self-paced Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Career Prep course, you’ll earn an advanced certificate that paves the way for a new career in healthcare.

This comprehensive education in all aspects of electronic health records will prepare you to take the National Healthcareer Association Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) certification exam. The course includes:

  • Introduction to Electronic Health Records: Learn the importance of electronic health records and their role in medical offices. Get a leg up with information on new electronic health record initiatives and the future of electronic health records.  
  • Implementing Electronic Health Records: Learn how to access resources and programs to assist with electronic health record implementation.
  • Record Content and Patient Management: Learn the different formats and standards commonly used in health records, as well as the practical instruction you need to manage patient visits and information including medication and allergy lists.
  • Examinations and Treatment: Learn how to log examination and assessment notes, graphics, charts, treatment plans, patient orders, results and medication orders.
  • Patient Communications: Learn how to use computer software to manage patient communications and the necessary precautions to take when using electronic communications.
  • Coding, Billing, and Practice Reports: Learn how to use electronic records to manage coding and billing workflow and reports.
  • Research, Registries, and Reportable Events: Learn how research participation can affect electronic health records.
  • Personal Health Records and Clinical Care Records: Learn to develop and maintain data categories of personal care records and clinical care records.  

With University of the Potomac, you can learn the skills you need to become an Electronic Health Records Specialist. Ask about enrollment options or additional courses in healthcare management.

Contact a training manager today at 1-844-­235-­9108 or [email protected]. Visit to get started on your new career today.