Course Description

Master New Proficiencies in Electronic Health Records for Post-Acute Care

This course will provide an overview and fundamental understanding of the concepts essential to post-acute care EHR desktops, and how they are applied in inpatient, inpatient rehabilitation, long-term acute care hospitals, skilled nursing, long-term care and independent and assisted living facilities. We will also explore the different desktops that comprise post-acute care EHR systems – behavioral health, continuing care and home health/hospice – which can be tailored to match each user’s unique work?ow or job description to provide the most efficient patient care while maintaining and achieving policy and regulatory requirements.

Course Details

Number of Units:  1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for those who are either beginning their careers in the health care field or those transitioning between areas in the health care field.

Required Materials:  No additional materials are required.

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What You Will Learn

  • Navigate post-acute care EHRs – behavioral health, continuing care and home health/hospice desktop(s) to access, track, document, review and monitor patients and patient lists
  • Track clinical and financial interoperability across desktops and post-acute care EHRs, as they seamlessly work together for patient/group care coordination and allow provider to proactively administer care according to provider orders, patient status or patient trust/funding
  • Utilize post-acute care EHR desktops to document thorough assessments and responsible party interventions for a group or individual in acute, outpatient and residential care
  • Access documents from the acute care stay to carry forward via the continuing care EHR, as well as user-specific roles as outlined by interprofessional job descriptions to carry out patient car
  • Review patient medical history from assessments, interventions, medication administration and patient progression of goals that occurs during interprofessional care/treatment
  • Monitor therapy minutes and daily totals, and assess therapy cap data, which is maintained on the Status Board


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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:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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