Medical Records Specialist

Medical Records Specialist for Your Employees

The Medical Records Specialist Program is designed to provide your learners with the skills and knowledge needed to manage medical records in a healthcare setting. The online coursework includes simulations and interactive lessons aligned to industry standards and certification exams.

  • Learners are prepared to sit for the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your learners or employees successfully progress through training.
Self Paced
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Exam Preparation

Prepare your employees for the following certification exam:

  • Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

Medical Records Specialist Online Curriculum

Average completion time: 2-6 mo

Aligned with employer needs, Penn Foster's Medical Records Specialist Career Certificate provides accelerated training for learners while preparing them to sit for industry certification. Online courses cover essential knowledge, including skills such as:

  • How to process patient admission and discharge documents
  • How to maintain patient information, such as demographic characteristics, history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures, or treatment, in electronic form
  • How to retrieve patient medical records for physicians, technicians, or other medical personnel
  • How to compile, code, categorize, calculate, tabulate, audit, and maintain and verify information or data
  • How to understand the terminology and concepts related to third-party reimbursement
  • The proper use of electronic medical record (EMR) software

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As the trusted training provider for leading employers, education providers, and job training organizations, Penn Foster designs and delivers digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers in America's fastest-growing fields and professions.
How it works

Our Proven Training Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees

Online Delivery

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, any where  
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet  
  • 24/7 access to online resource library and knowledge base   

Engaging Content

  • Programs include simulations, videos, and virtual demos   
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts 
  • Real-time feedback enables efficient mastery of material 

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support 
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our faculty 
  • Access to peer-to-peer community of learners  

Real World Credentials

  • Training programs focus on today’s in-demand job skills  
  • Content developed by professional leaders in the field  
  • Courses align to industry certifications and accreditation 

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