2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BTECM 257 Electronic Health Records (5 credits)

Formerly BTECH 257

Course Description
This course will prepare students for the management of health information through the use of electronic health records. Students will complete common work tasks and practice data entry while creating a variety of electronic medical records (EMRs) in both inpatient and outpatient settings using training software. The course will also provide background on existing and evolving government driven standards and regulations as they apply to the healthcare environment.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify the basic characteristics of healthcare delivery organizations including various roles and challenges.
2. Identify the major healthcare regulatory bodies and their functions in the U.S.
3. Identify attributes and functions of Electronic Medical Record/Electronic Health Record (EMR/EHR) and the benefits of a well-maintained EMR/EHR.
4. Enter and revise data in a simulated EMR/EHR to include patient data, orders, codes for billing, and procedure reports.
5. Explain how current and emerging technologies have impacted and may continue to effect consumer health.
6. Outline the principles and methodologies underlying standards for healthcare data interchange regulations and practices.
7. Identify the main issues and discuss trends in healthcare privacy, administrative safeguards, and security management.

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