AAPC - Advancing the Business of Healthcare

Electronic Health Record and Electronic Medical Record Systems Course

Enroll now for just $99 for members ($149 for non-members).

Electronic medical records, the digital version of paper charts, are used in all healthcare settings — hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, long-term care facilities, clinics, and physician offices. Medical coding students and newly certified professional coders who enter the industry with an understanding of electronic health record (EHR) and electronic medical record (EMR) systems have an advantage.

With the EHR and EMR Systems Course, you can boost your employability and move into your coding role and responsibilities faster. This course is designed to help students understand the basic navigation of electronic health records and electronic medical records.

Students will also learn regulatory considerations of EHRs/EMRs, common navigation of EHRs, template development, best practices for EHRs, how to avoid common misuse of EHRs, and how to provide feedback to providers to improve clinical documentation.

Education and experience requirements


Continuing education units (CEUs)

Approval for 3.5 CEUs upon successful course completion.

Required books


Course format

This is an online self-paced instruction course. You get the flexibility to complete the course on your own time, at your own pace with on-demand training. Get the help you need from the certified coaching team at any point in your training via email.

Certificate of completion

Certificate issued upon completion with a 70% passing score.

Who should take this course?

The EHR and EMR Systems Course is for anyone who wants to gain a thorough understanding of the navigation of electronic health records and electronic medical records.

Course objectives

  • Identify regulatory considerations that impact EHR/EMRs

  • Learn navigation of EHR/EMRs

  • Understand template development

  • List best practices for EHR/EMRs

  • Identify common misuses of EHR/EMRs

Course content

  • Material on regulatory considerations that impact EHRs/EMRs, navigation of EHRs/EMRs, template development, best practices for EHRs/EMRs, and identification of common misuses of EHRs/EMRs

  • Lecture with EHR/EMR demonstration

  • Final assessment exam

Course terms and conditions

By purchasing any online course and other items, I certify that I have read and agree to the online course terms and conditions and the refund policy.

Date of purchase is considered your course start date, additional time will be given for processing of your order. After your order is processed, you will receive further email instruction for course access.

This online course must be completed within a 1-year period or less from date of purchase. Additional time extensions may be purchased for a monthly fee. Date of purchase is considered your course start date. After your order is processed you will receive further email instruction on course access.

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