(HCM108) – Healthcare Reform: The Alphabet Soup

HIE-EMR-HIT-HER-ARRA? It’s the Alphabet Soup of Healthcare Reform! Whatever your role in the provision of healthcare, you need to be aware of healthcare reform. This new course will make it clear, from the impacts and considerations of HIPAA, to understanding the funding provided by ARRA and the value of EMR and HIE. In the second half of the course, work on the process and technology for managing your content and workflow through Electronic Medical Records as you prepare your office for the changeover to EMR, from the first decisions to compliance and implementation.

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Individual Module Duration: Students have 30 days to complete this module upon release of the module’s access information (URL, username and password).

Six Modules/Full Certificate Program Duration: Certificate Program students have up to nine months to complete any six modules.

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Group discounts are available:

2-5 employees: $50 discount per person from the certificate program fee
6 or more employees: $99 discount per person from the certificate program fee

Who Should Attend:

  • Front-office and back-office personnel in medical settings.
  • Physicians, nurses, physicians’ assistants, therapists, laboratory technicians, social workers, and other healthcare professionals who have recently been promoted or accepted a position as a manager or supervisor.
  • Current managers or supervisors in healthcare settings, such as hospitals, physicians’ offices, rehabilitation centers, etc.
  • Healthcare systems looking to provide cost-effective training opportunities to supplement an internal training agenda or professional development plan
  • Managers and supervisors in other fields seeking to enter the Healthcare profession.

Continuing Education Information:

  • 1.5 CEUs for any single completed course module
  • 9.0 CEUs for the completion of any six course modules of the Healthcare Management Certificate Program
  • Certificate of Completion from the Cambridge Kipp

For complete instructor information see the downloadable content listed on the right.

Prerequisite Courses:

There is no prerequisite for this module if taken alone; some experience in a medical office or knowledge of basic medical office terminology is recommended. The minimum requirement for participation in the complete Healthcare Management Certificate program is an associate’s certificate from a technical school, college or university, or equivalent experience.

Textbooks Requirements:

None required

Registration Information:

If you are a new student and you are registering for the complete 6-module Certificate Program, begin at the Healthcare Management Certificate Program Page.