Certified EMR Administrator Training
This intensive three day training seminar allows participants to become a Certified Professional EMR Specialist. The focus of this seminar is on acquiring a thorough understanding of the EHR components, the interfaces used to integrate an EMR such as DICOM, HL7, IHE, and CDA, and how to prepare for its implementation. The seminar assumes that candidates have several years of prior experience and/or knowledge in the healthcare clinical and IT domain. The training specifically does NOT address any generic IT knowledge, including networking components, basic clinical and/or basic knowledge about healthcare standards as this knowledge should be acquired through experience and/or other preceding certifications.
This is a hands-on class; candidates will have access to an actual EMR in addition to a CPOE, PACS and acquisition modality simulator to perform several exercises throughout the class seminar. Students will receive many test interface transactions, images as well as a copy of a CPOE and modality simulator and actual open source based PACS and EMR software.
Detailed Learning Objectives
The candidate will be able to function as part of an implementation team to implement, support, and maintain a Electronic Health Record system in a healthcare environment. He or she will be able to participate in the planning and scope definition process because the candidate will have a thorough understanding and knowledge of the interfacing and tasks needed to prepare the implementation by the various users. The candidate will be well versed in the technical aspects such as interface and document standards.
This is a hands-on class, you are encouraged to bring your own laptop, but as a back-up, we will provide LAPTOPS for students to use the various tools and exercises.
The class size is limited to allow for a true interactive environment.
Contents & Schedule
Day 1, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
1. EHR Introduction and Architecture
- Goals, Justification and Characteristics: EHR definition, justification and benefits, stages and adoption model, HIS and departmental systems, EMR/PHR characteristics
- Encounters and Information exchange: longitudinal record, data entry, information exchange, patient identification and document sharing, HIE, certification and US federal requirements
- EHR components: Core, medication mgt, storage components and architecture, VNA, document and electronic input and applicable IHE profiles
- Subsystems: EDMS, peripherals, input sources, messaging, results and external interfaces, dose reporting , portals, financial services
- PHR: definition and attributes, dimensions, contents and stakeholders, integration and cost, implementation issues
- Hands-on exercises EMR: function of tabs, data entry capabilities, vitals, demographics entry, order entry and scheduling, chart review
2. EMR Standards
- Healthcare IT standards: Levels of standardization, relationship between HL7, DICOM and IHE, HL7 V2 and V3 message samples
- Imaging standards: DICOM protocol, Classes, encoding, services, display consistency
- HL7 V3: difference between V2 and V3, transactions, encoding, CDA, exchange documents
- IHE: profiles and domains, laboratory, Patient Care coordination, Patient care devices, radiology, other domains, ITI
- EHR/PHR functional standards: EHR direct care, supportive care, ITI and PHR personal health, supportive care and ITI
- Hands-on exercises: use CPEO simulator to create orders, admissions, reports
Day 2, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
3. Image Enabling the EHR
- Implementation: imaging characteristics, integration, implementation, conversion, protocols, web access
- Radiology, cardiology and Veterinary imaging: X-ray, CT, MRI and US, Nuclear, Cardiology, Veterinary imaging
- Pathology: workflow, imaging, worklist and queries, whole slide imaging, compression and color
- Dentistry, ophthalmology and visible light: dental workflow, imaging, exchange, protocols and scheduling, ophthalmic imaging and VL
- Radiation Therapy: workflow, images and other objects, simulation, TPS and use cases
- Hands-on exercises: use a viewer to go through the many types of images to find out their characteristics
4. EHR/PHR Preparation
- Data entry: EHR data types, templates, coding, vocabularies, coding schemes, nursing codes, data models
- Validation and certification: validation, test scenarios, build system, certification, functional and modular breakdown
- Implementation process: lifecycle, workflow, usability, challenges, barriers, PHR issues
- Regulatory factors: signatures, legality, privacy and security, consent, data considerations, access, accuracy and risk analysis
- System monitoring and reporting: KPI, dashboards, system monitoring, FMEA, spares and back-up
- Hands-on exercises: Implementation of codes in the EMR
Day 3, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
5. EMR Implementation
- Strategy: planning, strategy, migration, roll-out, build/buy, open source, proprietary, ASP
- Managing procurement: introduction, project management, project tools, risks, quality improvement, process and QI techniques
- Pre-RFP process: readiness, needs analysis, finances, project team, planning, workflow, requirements, RFP
- Post RFP process: vendor interaction, site visits, contract awards, site prep, configuration, procedures, acceptance, training
- Hands-on exercises: diagramming system interactions and transactions
6. Hands-on EMR Connectivity
- System interactions
- EMR usage
- RIS/PACS interaction
- PACS/modality interaction
- CDA documents
- Hands-on by going the full circle from an order to a result including worklist queries and troubleshooting
- Hands-on exercises to review several CDA interchange documents such as XPHR, EDR, etc.
What Is Included
- Handouts of the slides
- Copy of the study guide
- CPOE simulator which can be used to create/validate and change HL7 messages
- Modality simulator which can be used to query and retrieve work lists and images
- Both a PACS and EMR simulator as well as a viewer, which can be uploaded in a virtual machine and serve to continue to practice any of the exercises after the seminar
- Many test transactions and images which can be used to test EMR and PACS systems
- Voucher/code allowing you to take the on-line EMR certification examination
- Last but not least, morning and afternoon refreshments, and lunch
You will get a certificate of completion at the end of the seminar.
Certification will be provided by the PARCA organization by taking the on-line examination at any time after the seminar. The examination fee is included with this seminar. Note that PARCA requires for taking this certification exam that the candidate has a CIIP or PARCA certification (minimal CPAS).
08/15/13 - 08/17/13
12/12/13 - 12/14/13