Health Sciences A.S.with a concentration in Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

Health Sciences Course Descriptions

The Health Science major with a concentration in Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) is responsible for maintaining the integrity and protecting the privacy and security of patient information. As a Certified EHR Specialist, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Audit patient records for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Abstract clinical information for inclusion in reports such as quality improvement studies
  • Perform basic coding to submit claims for reimbursement for insurers
  • Process Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records
  • Review patient records to ensure they are complete
  • Collect patient demographic and insurance information

Military students wishing to complete the Health Science major must have 15-20 hours of transfer college work or appropriate military experience credit in an allied health area.

Requirements

A. 10 hours Health Area Science Requirements

BIOL 1401Diversity of Life and Laboratory

HSCI 2310Health Sciences I

HSCI 2320Health Sciences II

B. Certified Electronic Health Records Specialization

HSCI 3307

HSCI 3320Healthcare Data Management

HSCI 3321Information Systems for the Health Sciences

HSCI 3323Pathophysiology

HSCI 3335

HSCI 3365Health Statistics, Biomedical Research, and Quality Management

HSCI 4307Organizational Resources

C. General electives to meet 64 total credit hours for the degree

D. 22 Clock hours of Community Service is required