Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

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An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is a computer-based or digital version of a patient paper medical record used by physicians, nurses and administrative staff. EMR Administration for the Health Office Professional is designed to introduce you to the concepts, knowledge, and skills you will need to be successful as a Health Office Professional. Health Office Professionals play important roles in the patient flow of every health care office. As part of your role, a Health Office Professional must be familiar with the technology that is now used to provide better patient care and streamline the workflow of the office.

Individuals who have a firm understanding of a Computerized Medical System (CMS) will find themselves well prepared to succeed in any challenge that is thrown at them. The more education the individual has, the more employment opportunities become available.


Prerequisite:    Basic knowledge of computers and Internet preferred

Hours / Duration: 50 hours/10 weeks maximum

Cost: $450 (Includes access to Accuro ® Software and CMS Workflow for Health Office Professional Guide - PDF)

Learning Objective

The focus of the EMR course is on the components that are required to run a day to day medical office:

·         Patient Registration

·         Patient Appointment Scheduling and Billing

·         Patient Electronic Medical Records

Course Schedule

Introduction to CMS and EMR (1 hour)

  1. Understand Practice Management Application (PMA) and the day to day operations of a medical practice.
  2. Explain how CMS and EMR can assist with PMA, including organization of patient demographics, schedule appointments, perform billing tasks, and generate
  3. Show how to login

Patient Registration (9 hours)

  1. Understand how to Register a New Patient
  2. Understand how to Search for a Patient
  3. Understand how to Modify a Patient
  4. Understand how to Register and Roster a New Patient
  5. Understand how to Roster an Existing Patient

Patient Scheduling (10 hours)

  1. Introduction to the patient Scheduler
  2. Scheduling and Rescheduling an appointment
  3. Cancelling an Appointment
  4. Finding Next Available Appointment
  5. Booking and Un-booking a Day Off
  6. Jump ahead and schedule
  7. Booking Time Off in the Schedule
  8. Printing a Day sheet

Billing (10 hours)

  1. Understanding Billing Codes
  2. CMS/EMR Billing Components
  3. Billing and Invoicing in the Office

EMR (20 hours)

  1. Creating a Referral Letter
  2. Creating a Sick Note
  3. Creating Lab Requisition
  4. Update CPP information
  5. Record Vital Signs
  6. Uploading Diagnostic Imaging Records
  7. Entering Prescriptions
  8. Growth Chart
  9. Tasks and Email


  1. Assignments - 70%
  2. Quizzes - 20%
  3. Final Exam - 10%

Instructional Materials:

  1. Praim, K. (2011). CMS Workflow for the Health Office Professional, Ontario Edition, Toronto, ON: Choce Learning Inc.(pdf format)
  2. Software: Accuro® a registered Canadian trademark of Optimed Software Corporation.

 *This program does not require approval under the Private Career College Act, 2005


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