Course Descriptions

MO136 :  Healthcare Documentation

This course covers the fundamentals of healthcare documentation. The course introduces students to the electronic health record (EHR) as a technology-based representation of healthcare data. This course provides examples of various types of charting and highlights scenarios of correct and incorrect documentation practices. The class covers the health record format, its use, and required information. Students examine the basics of healthcare information technology as required under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), with emphasis on data security, privacy in health records, and the flow of healthcare documentation. Students navigate the EHR in a simulated lab.
Credit Hours: 3
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