Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist & Medical Terminology

Become a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant/Electronic Health Records Specialist

In today’s technology-centered healthcare system, medical administrative assistants use electronic health records (EHR) systems to track and manage patient care information. This 100% online course will train you for a career in healthcare and prepare you for the National Healthcareer Association’s Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records (CEHR) certification exams.

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Job Outlook for Medical Assistant/Electronic Health Records Specialists

  • Medical administrative assistants are one of the most in-demand support roles in healthcare, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS data indicates job opportunities for medical assistants will grow by 23% overall by 2028, which equates to over 150,000 new jobs.
  • Medical Records Technicians/Specialists will see similar job growth. According to CareerExplorer.com, job opportunities for medical records specialists are expected to grow up to 13.5% by 2026.
  • In working with healthcare providers and professionals, NHA has seen a growing need for medical administrative assistants to work with EHR systems. According to PayScale.com, such highly qualified EHRS specialists can expect to earn $49,000 per year, on average.

Medical Administrative Assistant/EHR Specialist FAQs

How do Medical Administrative Assistants use Electronic Health Records System?

According to the NHA, medical administrative assistants can enter information into EHR systems. In many cases, medical assistants who take on this responsibility help doctors see and treat patients more efficiently and may help reduce errors in medical procedures and their documentation.

What does Electronic Health Records work involve?

EHR work is focused on the electronic documentation of the patient’s care and condition. EHR Specialist job activities might include:

  • Auditing patient records for compliance with government or insurance requirements
  • Abstracting clinical information for reporting purposes
  • Performing basic coding for reimbursement claims
  • Processing Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records
  • Reviewing patient records for completion and accuracy
  • Collecting patient information for demographic and insurance reports
  • Discussing patient information with physicians and insurance professionals

Is certification important for a Medical Administrative Assistant?

Getting certified validates one’s skill set and dedication to a healthcare career. Similarly, getting a focused certification like the CEHR proves one’s specialized skills and ability to handle a broader set of responsibilities in a healthcare facility. The NHA also notes that many healthcare organizations now require certification for career paths that lead to promotion.

Course Objectives

Prepare to take and pass the NHA’s CMAA and CEHR exams

Gain specialized skills needed to contribute to a healthcare team in an ambulatory setting

Learn the principles and practices of ethical behavior, therapeutic communication, patient privacy laws, medical terminology, and administrative procedures

Gain hands-on experience using real EHR software

Summarize the HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA Security Rule

Summarize the basic guidelines for the administration of injections

Managing patient visits, arranging follow-up care, and issuing prescriptions

Establish the appropriate EHR for a healthcare practice

Track of vital information such as patient allergies and medications

Communicate with patients and report public health information

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Medical Terminology

Introduction To Medical Terminology

The Musculoskeletal System

The Cardiovascular System

The Lymphatic And Immune Systems

The Respiratory System

The Digestive System

The Urinary System

The Nervous System

The Special Senses The Eyes And Ears

The Integumentary System

The Endocrine System

The Reproductive System

Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, Pharmacology


Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

Becoming An Administrative Medical Assistant

Managing Stress And Improving Communication

Law, Ethics And Healthcare

Improving Your Medical Office

Computers In The Ambulatory Care Setting

Telecommunications And Patient Scheduling


Medical Terminology: Word Parts, Plurals, Abbreviations

Managing Medical Records

Written Communication

Working With Medical Documents

Medical Billing And Coding: An Overview

Daily Financial Practices

The Administrative Medical Assistant As Office Manager



Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

An Overview Of Ehr And Cehrs

Steps To Ehr Implementation

The Ehr Framework

HIPAA Requirements And Ehr Systems

The Ehr And Record Content

Patient Visit Management

Problem, Medication, And Allergy Lists

Examination/Assessment Notes, Graphics, And Charts

Treatment Plans, Orders, And Results

Medication Orders And Administration

Patient Communications

Coding, Billing, And Practice Reports

Research, Registries, And Reportable Events

Personal Health Records And Continuing Care Records