MT Tools Online is proud to announce a new course, Electronic Health Records for Healthcare Documentation Workers. In an exciting partnership with MxSecure, this hands-on course will let you learn how an electronic health record works.
The Value of Knowledge
Medical transcriptionists work in an increasingly changing environment. With the push for the electronic health record in today’s environment, it’s more important than ever to understand this technology and how it relates to our industry. Explore the technology, get familiar with the terms used, and increase your value in the marketplace. Much of what we are dealing with know comes from a fear of the unknown. Stop that fear by becoming knowledgeable about the technology and how it’s used.
This course will run 7 weeks and will be conducted with recorded webinars and online exercises. There are also exercises that you must complete outside of the class time. Although the course is 7 modules, students are given 8 weeks to complete all of the materials. By the end of the course, you will be able to:
Imagine the Possibilities
There are going to be emerging roles related to the electronic health record. In addition, there are few who truly understand how it works. That leaves the industry very open to new and exciting opportunities. Having the understanding positions you to be one of those players as new roles emerge in the healthcare industry.
Approved for AHDI CEC Credits
This course has been preapproved for 10 CECs from AHDI as follows: 5 Technology and the Workplace, 3 Professional Development, and 2 Medicolegal.
Hear What Others Say!
“I came into Kathy’s course “EHR for Healthcare Documentation Workers” with some basic and scattered knowledge of the electronic health record. The material in this course helped pull together what I already knew, connecting the dots for me. Over and above that, the course introduced me to good definitions of common terms used in the EHR domain and to the many aspects of EHR/EMR systems, greatly augmenting my knowledge. The lively class discussions also added to what I know about the real-world use of the EHR and its consequences for medical transcriptionists. The information about how EHR/EMR systems are federally certified, presented by a guest speaker, was invaluable and would be very difficult to find elsewhere, emhanced by one vendor’s interesting personal account of how that process works. Finally, the hands-on exercise with an actual electronic record system was a tremendous eye-opener. I now know what a provider might experience in using such an electronic system with all its bells and whistles, warts and all! In summary, whether you know nothing about the EHR/EMR or have some previous knowledge, you will find much of value in this course.” – Rebecca McSwain, PhD, CMT – Arizona
“I took the EHR course from MT Tools Online because I did not know anything about the electronic health record and wanted to know more because my lack of knowledge made me afraid of the whole concept. The course was extremely easy to follow, the information for each module was packed full of information and the discussions that we had during the class opened my eyes to the what the EHR, PHR, and EMR meant and how they affected me, both as a patient and a medical transcriptionist. I know now that the EHR is something that I could work with if I had to. I also learned that I need to ask to see my EHR to make sure that the information is accurate, I learned there are ways to keep my own PHR and that I can share it with my providers if I want to. I am extremely glad that I took this course. The information was very helpful and useful and the instructor really knows her stuff. I have taken classes before where the information is just presented but there is no opportunity for any kind of dialouge, and I have to say that I received the whole package with this course.” – Linda Kirvel, Ohio
“I had enrolled in the EHR class at MT Tools hoping to gain an understanding of “our adversary” and how to somehow fit into the changes Health Information Technology has thrust upon us. This class has greatly exceeded any expectations I could have had. After years of hearing “we don’t know what is going to happen” and feeling about in the dark to decipher what future roles for MTs might be, there is a direction now to go in and goals to be set. Kathy Nicholls is just amazing at “poking the box” and setting a course that will help us become a part of the new technology. Any MT not signing up for this webinar is missing a wonderful opportunity to learn and move forward in today’s world.” – Sherry Sharp, California
“A few months ago I decided I wanted to learn more about the EHR and how they work. I saw the EHR course on MT Inner Circle and decided to enroll. This program gives a good understanding of the EHR. I not only have a better understanding of what the EHR is and how they are used in hospitals and clinics, I also learned how EHR programs are credentialed. My favorite part of this program was getting to actually use an EHR platform. It’s one thing to hear about it, and another to actually get the feel of it and enter in patient information. I recommend taking this course to get an understanding of the EHR and how they work. – Glenda Ripley, CMT, Texas
“This has been a really worthwhile course, providing the understanding of the EHR I signed up for, plus those 10 CEC credits. An especially valuable plus, though, turned out to be the insider discussion with each class about what’s happening in our industry and notice of various opportunities as they’ve arisen for us. Sorry it’s over, actually, but I’m hooked and will be hanging around the MT Inner Circle for more. ” Rosie Weissman – Georgia
Several have completed the December 2011 course. Here’s what they have to say about the program!
My name is Annette Eyster and am a medical transcriptionist in Knoxville, Tennessee. I found this course to be very informative in helping me understand exactly how EHR works and I feel that it definitely gave me the experience that I was looking for.
Hello, my name is Beverly Hayes, Medical Transcriptionist. I have worked for a large allergy/asthma medical practice group in Knoxville, Tennessee, for about 16 years. This course was an excellent tool that enabled me to quickly master new concepts and put new skills into practice. Working on the MxChart was extremely helpful and fun. Learning about HIPPA was very interesting and I will keep all of my materials to look back over when I need a refresher. Thank you for taking the time to teach me about the future EHR! Our practice is actually acquiring a new EHR in October 2012, which will be exciting. Again, thanks.
Hello, my name is Barb Ankrum. I am an independent medical transcriptionist in Minnesota. When one is self-employed, it is up to the individual to remain informed and educated on current standards and future changes. I felt this was an excellent course for just that, specifically with how the electronic health record is changing, how it will affect MTs, and how we can be more proactive about our futures. I found the HIPAA information also very useful. Thank you, Kathy, for an excellent course.
My name is Cathy Auten, and I am an IC doing clinic work for an MTSO in Kentucky. I found the course to be very informative and very well designed. Actually having the hands-on capability with the MxChart system really added to the overall learning experience. I would definitely recommend the course to others interested in learning more about the EHR.
Hello, my name is Denise Krahn and I’ve been a medical transcriptionist for 30+ years, currently working at home in Montana for a large national medical transcription company. This course has taught me how to understand what direction my profession is headed and the different choices available to me. I loved the hands-on EHR experience. Thanks, Kathy!
My name is Diana Krahenbuhl and I work as a lead transcriptionist for a cancer center in Florida. The course was informative and useful.
Don’t Miss the Opportunity, Sign Up Now!
For a limited time, the investment for this course is only $35, with the course starting during National MT Week, a sale price to celebrate MT Week. This is the lowest price ever offered and a steal for an 8 week program! It’s well worth you knowing you understand the language and process enough to be able to articulate it well in the healthcare arena!