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Online Medical Health Record Specialist Bootcamp

Medical Health Record Specialist are in high demand, offering numerous job prospects and pathways for career advancement.

Whether you're just starting out or aiming to elevate your healthcare career, Health Tech Academy's online certification program prepares you for the skills, competencies and certification prep to get a job or get promoted.

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Program Length

12 Weeks



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Get the knowledge and skills to launch your career as a Medical Health Record Specialist, working alongside doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to manage patient health information.

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to launch your career as a Medical Health Record Specialist, collaborating with healthcare providers and IT teams
  • Assist in maintaining patient health records and ensuring compliance with healthcare regulations
  • Learn to assign diagnostic and procedural codes for billing, insurance claims, and statistical analysis
  • Gain expertise in electronic health record (EHR) systems and data management
  • Support quality improvement initiatives and facilitate efficient healthcare delivery
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Learning and Assessments

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Industry-Recognised Certification

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About the Medical Health Record Specialist Bootcamp

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration and payment
Cost & Included Materials

Cost & Included Materials

  • $2,000
  • Self-Paced Online Program
  • eBooks: The Electronic Health Record for the Physician's Office Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition
  • CEHRS exam fee
Student Services

Student Services

  • Mentorship from expert coaches
  • CEHRS Certification Exam Prep
  • 6-month post-program access to career coaches

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The above pricing estimate covers a 12-month payment plan, excluding a down payment.

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What Will I Learn?

Our Medical Health Record Specialist bootcamp combines self-paced online learning and on-the-job training to prepare you to land a job within weeks.

  • Course 1: Health Records
  • Course 2: Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • Course 3: Overview of SimChart for the Medical Office
  • Course 4: Roles, Systems, Setting, Personnel, and Professional Organizations
  • Course 5: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security
  • Course 6: Administrative Use of the Electronic Health Record
  • Course 7: Clinical Use of the Electronic Health Record
  • Course 8: Details of Physician Charting
  • Course 9: Using the Electronic Health Record for Reimbursement
  • Course 10: Reimbursement and Reporting
  • Course 11: The Personal Health Record
  • Course 12: PHR, Patient Portal, and Pop Health

Download the syllabus to view all courses and requirements.

Preparing for the Medical Health Record Specialist Certification Exam

Our online program prepares you for the nationally-recognized Medical Health Record Specialist Certification (CEHRS) offered by the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA).

Student Support Resources

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    Education Resources

    1:1 Coaching, E-Books, Online platform, Procedure Videos, Skills Checklist, Practice Exams, Learning Kits, etc

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    Job Placement Resources

    Resume building, Interview preparation, Professional profile building, LinkedIn Optimization, Employability Training, Soft Skills Development, etc.

Meet Your Medical Health Record Instructor

  • Caleb Graham, MS, CPHIMS is a Clinical Informatics expert with a focus on Nephrology and Value- Based Care. He currently leads the informatics program at Dallas Nephrology Associates, one of the largest nephrology practices in the U.S., where he successfully implemented the Epic EHR system. Prior to this, he served at Baylor Scott and White Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas, where he implemented and optimized both the AllScripts Sunrise and Epic Electronic Health Record systems. Caleb's work spans all medical specialties and diverse care settings, both domestically and internationally. He holds a Master of Science in Health Informatics Administration and is a Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems and a Certified Health Informatics Administrator.

Career Possibilities for Medical Health Record Specialists

Medical Health Record Specialists can find career opportunities in various industries, each offering different average salaries and work environments:

Healthcare Facilities

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  • Hospitals: Medical Health Record Specialists in hospitals often handle a wide range of patient records and may earn an average salary ranging from $35,000 to $55,000 per year, depending on experience and location.
  • Clinics and Medical Practices: These settings may offer salaries in the range of $30,000 to $50,000 annually for Medical Health Record Specialists.
  • Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities: Positions in these facilities can have average salaries ranging from $30,000 to $45,000 per year.
  • Healthcare IT Companies:

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  • Software Development Firms: Medical Health Record Specialists working in IT companies that develop healthcare software can earn around $40,000 to $60,000 annually, with potential for higher salaries based on experience and skills.
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) Providers: EHR companies may offer salaries in the range of $35,000 to $55,000 per year for Medical Health Record Specialists.
  • Academic and Research Institutions:

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    Universities and Research Hospitals: These institutions may hire Medical Health Record Specialists for research projects or academic programs, with average salaries typically ranging from $40,000 to $60,000 annually.

    Government Agencies:

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    Public Health Departments: Medical Health Record Specialists employed by government agencies can earn salaries similar to those in hospitals, ranging from $35,000 to $55,000 per year.

    Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals and Military Healthcare: These settings may offer competitive salaries, with averages similar to those in hospitals.

    Health Information Management (HIM) Consulting:

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    Consulting Firms: HIM consulting firms may pay salaries in the range of $45,000 to $65,000 annually for Medical Health Record Specialists, depending on the firm's size and projects.

    Health Insurance Companies:

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    Insurance Providers: Medical Health Record Specialists working for insurance companies may earn average salaries ranging from $35,000 to $55,000 per year, with potential for higher earnings based on experience and certifications.

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    *All salaries according to 2021 estimates released by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.




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    Medical Health Records Specialist Program Comparisons

    Features logo-mark Community College Online Colleges
    Program & Tuition Cost $2,000 $1,500 to $3,000/year $1,000 to $4,000 per year
    Books, Materials & Fees Included + $50 to $200 + $100 to $200
    Certification Exams & Fees Included + $100 to $200 + $100 to $200
    Job Ready Timeline 12 weeks 6 months to 1 year 6 weeks to 6 months
    100% Online
    Schedule Flexibility
    1-on-1 Coaching & Mentorship
    Job Placement Assistance
    Clear Path to Certification
    No Travel Requirements

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    What does a Medical Health Records Specialist do?

    Medical Health Records Technicians, also known as Health Information Technicians, are responsible for organizing and managing patient health information data. Their tasks include ensuring the accuracy and completeness of medical records, coding diagnoses and procedures for billing and insurance purposes, maintaining confidentiality and security of patient information, and using electronic health record systems to store and retrieve patient data efficiently.

    What skills are essential for Medical Health Records Specialists?

    Essential skills for Medical Health Records Technicians include:
  • Proficiency in electronic health record (EHR) systems
  • Medical terminology knowledge
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and coding
  • Understanding of healthcare privacy regulations (e.g., HIPAA)
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Communication skills for interacting with healthcare professionals and patients
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Is certification necessary to become a Medical Health Records Specialist?

    While certification is not always mandatory, obtaining certifications such as Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) can enhance job prospects and demonstrate proficiency in electronic health records management. Many employers prefer certified Medical Health Records Technicians.

    How long does it take to complete the Medical Health Records Specialist training program?

    The Medical Health Records Technician training program at Health Tech Academy is designed to be completed in 12 weeks. However, the duration may vary based on individual pace and prior experience.

    What career opportunities are available for Medical Health Records Specialists?

    Medical Health Records Technicians can pursue careers in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, physician offices, long-term care facilities, and insurance companies. They can work as health information technicians, medical coders, medical records coordinators, or health information management specialists.

    How much do Medical Health Records Specialists typically earn?

    Salaries for Medical Health Records Technicians vary based on factors such as experience, location, and the healthcare setting. On average, Medical Health Records Technicians in the United States earn average $44,090 per year, with potential for higher earnings with certifications and experience.

    Can I start a career as a Medical Health Records Specialist with no prior healthcare experience?

    Yes, it is possible to start a career as a Medical Health Records Technician with no prior healthcare experience. The Medical Health Records Technician program at Health Tech Academy provides comprehensive training in electronic health records management and prepares individuals for entry-level roles in healthcare information management.

    How does the Medical Health Records Technician program at Health Tech Academy prepare students for their roles?

    The Medical Health Records Technician program at Health Tech Academy equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in roles related to health information management. The curriculum covers topics such as electronic health records, privacy regulations, medical coding, reimbursement, and patient health record management. Students also receive hands-on training, certification exam preparation, and clinical externship support to enhance their readiness for Medical Health Records Technician positions.


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