The University of San Diego’s Professional and Continuing Education online EHR certificate program will give you a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of electronic health records using MEDITECH systems technology. This program is designed for health professionals from multiple areas of the healthcare industry, and specifically those who work extensively with record-keeping systems. Our EHR certificate program is also worthwhile for those just entering the field or those transitioning from one area to another.
Complete the requirements below to earn a professional certificate in Electronic Health Records – MEDITECH Systems. The certificate can be completed in as few as two semesters.
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Master the technological skills and gain enhanced knowledge of patient care coordination in acute care scenarios.
Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access your online course.
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Learn to utilize the health information management EHR system for patient access, revenue cycles and proper patient care.
Explore the Provider Experience EHR modules – ambulatory care, acute care, and emergency department care – to ensure excellent continuity of care for patients.
Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.
Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.
How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into three or seven learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:
Enroll in one or more courses to earn graduate level extension credits. You can expect the following from our online EHR self-paced courses:
If you are just entering the health care field or transitioning between career tracks within health care, this certificate will give you the skills needed to successfully navigate various proficiencies within an Electronic Health Records system. This certificate program is truly for everyone – all material will be relevant to those with previous medical experience as well as those just beginning their health care careers.
The certificate program is an online self-paced program comprised of seven courses which may be taken in any order: Care Coordination – Acute, Care Coordination – Ambulatory, Post-Acute Care Coordination, Diagnostic EHR Services, Financial & Decision Support, Patient Access & Revenue Cycle, and Provider Experience. These courses may also be taken individually.
Earn your Electronic Health Records professional certificate by taking the seven required courses. Students have a maximum of five years to complete all of the courses to earn their certificate.
Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.
Employment opportunities in the health care field are expected to grow by over 2.6 million new jobs by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With so many new and emerging opportunities, employers are going to have to compete heavily to attract and retain the most talented and educated health care professionals.
This makes furthering your education and diversifying your skillset all the more important. With expertise in a wide variety of healthcare concepts, you will not only be well suited for many job roles, you will also be in demand by the employer of your choosing.
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For successful completion of the certificate programs the following requirements are needed:
Unfortunately most of our courses do not count towards a degree, unless otherwise stated on the course website page. Credit earned in some of our courses may be accepted by some universities as applicable towards a degree but that would be at the discretion of the university.
Certificate programs offered through the Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) at the University of San Diego, are not supported with I-20 assistance (student visas) at this moment. However, PCE’s English Language Academy (ELA) offers I-20 assistance and students who are participating in ELA programs may also participate in other PCE programs. For additional information, please call 1 619-260-8887.
If you are interested in pursuing a degree program with the University of San Diego, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions can issue a Form I-20 to international students who have been accepted to degree program at the University. The application procedures, deadlines, and the Admissions Office contact information can be found on USD’s Undergraduate Admissions page.
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You have five years to complete the certificate.
An Incomplete (INC) grade is available in some circumstances. The instructor makes the final determination of acceptance of assigning an incomplete grade based on the level of work already completed and the amount of assignments remaining. (Policies)
To receive an ‘INC’ grade, students must complete a Petition for Incomplete and forward it to PCE. PCE will then forward the Petition to the instructor for approval. If coursework is not completed in the agreed extension period, a final grade is assigned, all ‘INC’ grades convert to ‘F’ grades or ‘NG’ (No Grade). (Petition)
No application is required. Unless otherwise listed within the program specific information, there are no admissions requirements.
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You may pay online with a credit card (we accept MasterCard and Visa) or call Enrollment and Student Services during business hours at 1 619-260-4585. Registrations must be paid in full prior to the first day of course.
Students who need to drop a course due to extenuating circumstances may receive a refund, if the request is received prior to the first day or start date of the course. The refund of the course fee will be returned less a processing fee of 10% or $50, whichever is higher. There are no refunds once the course begins. Learn about our registration policies here. A full refund is provided if PCE cancels a course.
Only University of San Diego courses count towards receiving the certificate from USD.
Prospective students can request to be placed on a waitlist. Should a space open up in a course, those on the waitlist will be notified. We encourage you to register early for courses.
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Independent Study Self-Paced courses – USD allows 9 months from the date of registration to complete an independent study formatted course and submit all completed course work for evaluation.
Online Self-Paced courses – USD allows 6 months from the date of registration to complete an online self-paced formatted course and submit all assignments for evaluation within this period.
If you need additional time and would like to make an extension request, contact us prior to your upcoming deadline at firstname.lastname@example.org or call between 8:30AM – 5:00PM (PST), M-F, at (619) 260-4585 or toll free at (888) 321-6658 for a one-time extension. If an extension is granted, it is final.
Classroom, Online Fixed-Date, and Credit Validation formatted courses do not allow for any additional time to complete assignments.
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