Electronic Health Records Management Training Online

Careers in Electronic Health Records are on the rise. EHR-related jobs range from entry-level medical record technicians to executive positions at hospitals and physician offices. Get your start in this growing healthcare field by earning a career diploma with Madison’s online electronic health records management training. Our program prepares you to take Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS™) exam, administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Enroll today in our self-paced program and finish in as fast as 4 months.

EHR Certification Training and Exam Package Included

Our online electronic health records training program not only prepares you for certification with the National Healthcareer Association, it also includes a proctored NHA Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification exam, interactive test prep resources, certificate and ID card upon passing the exam. This package, an $180 value, is included with your tuition.

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Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program

Learning at Ashworth

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Allied Health Careers

Introduction to the basic operations of allied health careers and the legal and ethical issues students may encounter while working in the many different venues available for these fields.

Lesson Group 2: Medical and Body Systems Terminology

Medical Terminology

Introduction to basic medical terminology and word formation; identification of the four major word parts of medical terms; building, defining, and analyzing medical terms.

Body Systems 1

Discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, endocrine, and nervous systems; identification of associated terms, conditions, and abbreviations.

Body Systems 2

Discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the urinary and reproductive systems, the specialties of gynecology, obstetrics, and neonatology, and the anatomy of the eyes and ears; identification of associated terms, conditions, and abbreviations.

Disease Processes and Surgical Procedures 

An overview of the terminology related to major chronic and infectious diseases as well as surgical treatments for those diseases.


Program Details

Our Electronic Health Records Management training program teaches the basics of health information management from a technological perspective. Topics include the content, structure, management, analysis, and processing of health information, as well as issues surrounding quality, confidentiality, and compliance, with a special emphasis on electronic information processing. Students receive hands-on training with two cloud-based EMR systems. Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared for the Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification exam from the National Healthcareer Association, with the potential to earn the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS™) credential.

Your Electronic Health Records Training Course Includes:

  • Beautifully illustrated textbook and online learning guides
  • Proctored NHA Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification exam(1) ― includes interactive test prep resources, certificate and wallet ID card upon passing (a $180 value)
  • Instructional and tutorial support from our experienced faculty
  • Membership in Madison’s online student community
  • Interactive student portal that can be accessed anytime and anywhere from your phone, tablet, or computer

Being here made me feel a part of something and I really would recommend it for anybody. There is no reason not to go to school, especially with a place like this, because it’s giving you the opportunity to better yourself and gain a sense of accomplishment.

— Susan Donaldson, Recent Graduate


If costly tuition has been keeping you from pursuing education and a career as an electronic health records professional, think again. Electronic Health Records Management training tuition at Madison School of Healthcare is affordable and flexible. In addition, your fee for test prep materials and the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS™) Certification exam is 100% covered by your tuition.

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Career Outlook

Skilled electronic health records professionals are sought out by medical professionals thanks to their ability to organize patient records and work with insurance carriers in the growing healthcare industry. Changes in industry rules and regulations, as well as an aging population, guarantee that electronic health records professionals will continue to be in demand in the coming years.

The U.S. Department of Labor expects a 15% increase in employment of medical records and health information technicians through 2024, with $35,900 in median pay.(2)


What certifications are available for those interested in Electronic Health Records Management?

The Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS™) credential from the NHA can give you a competitive advantage in your field, as it is often nationally recognized by many employers and may help open the door for more job opportunities or advancement.

What features should I look for in the Madison School of Healthcare EHR Training compared to other schools’ programs?

It’s important that the EHR training program you choose covers all of the material necessary to prepare you for an electronic health records specialist certification exam. Look for a course that has lesson content that’s focused on electronic health records management essentials, such as medical terminology, healthcare delivery systems and data collection. A well-balanced EHR Training will also include information on electronic health and acute care records and information processing, code sets and reimbursement, HIM issues, managing health records, statistics, and quality, confidentiality, compliance, and HIM department management. Essential instruction includes hands-on practice using an EMR system.

Is this EHR training all online or do I get books?

Students can access the lesson materials online, but also receive printed learning guides. The textbook is shipped to students at the required point in the training program.

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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Learn the skills you need to pursue a career as an electronic health records management professional. Call 1-800-600-6253 or enroll online today.

(1) Certification Exam Requirements: Certification exam prerequisites vary. Please check with NHA for their requirements. (2) Career Outlook Source:Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (January 13, 2016).