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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) + Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) (Vouchers Included)

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Become a Certified Medical Assistant and Electronic Health Records Specialist

Clinical medical assistants are among the most valued professionals in the healthcare environment, helping facilitate patient care and managing logistical and documentation. In today’s technology-centered healthcare system, clinical medical assistants need to use Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems as the central information repositories for patient care. This 100% online course will prepare you to sit for the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant) and CEHR (Certified Electronic Health Records) certification exams.

Job Outlook for Clinical Medical Assistant and Electronic Health Records Specialists

Certified Clinical Medical Assistants are among the most in-demand medical professionals. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) anticipates the need for 154,900 new medical assistants in the American health care system between now and 2028. This represents job growth over five times the rate expected for all jobs.

Medical Records Technicians are expected to encounter similarly bright employment prospects. According to, job opportunities for medical records technicians are expected to grow by 13.5% between now and 2026.

The NHA envisions a new career dynamic in which medical assistants will need to work increasingly closely with Electronic Health Records due to changes in US government regulations. According to, such highly qualified specialists can expect to earn $49,000 per year on average.


Clinical Medical Assistant and EHR Specialist FAQs

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  • Electronic Health Records (EHR) act as portable records of a patient’s healthcare experience. According to the NHA, certified medical 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.

  • While certification requirements vary by location and organization, earning a certification such as the CCMA can help designate a prospective medical assistant as a serious professional. The NHA also notes that many healthcare organizations now require certification for career paths that lead to promotion or emerging roles such as health coach, patient navigator or patient care coordinator.

  • While a medical assistant works directly with healthcare professionals and patients, the EHR Specialist 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
  • Because electronic records are held and updated online, EHR Specialist is considered an option for a remote or home-based career. reports that most employers will require that remote team members have strong, secure internet connections and most will require certification.

Course Objectives

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 clinical procedures

Receive a broad overview of the electronic health records (HER) systems

Gain hands-on experience using real EHR software

Summarize the HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA Security Rule

Explain the information contained in various medical records

Discuss government and private insurances

Identify the functions of the major body systems

Demonstrate how to write a chief complaint and obtain a patient history

Describe how to measure vital signs

Discuss the importance of medical and surgical asepsis

Summarize the basic guidelines for the administration of injections

Identify the three methods used to perform venipuncture

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

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

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, you will need a high school diploma or GED in order to take the CCMA and CEHRS exams.

  • 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 Clinical Medical Assistant

    Becoming a 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

    Enhancing the Patient Experience

    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

    Major Body Systems



    Nutrition and Special Diets

    The Chief Complaint and Patient History

    Recording Vital Signs

    The Physical Examination

    Specialty Exams and Procedures

    Medical Asepsis and Infection Control

    Surgical Asepsis and Sterilization Techniques

    Surgical Instruments

    Assisting with Minor Office Surgeries

    Introduction to The Medical Laboratory

    Basic Microbiology

    Introduction to Phlebotomy

    Basic Hematology


    Administering Non-injectable Medications

    Basic Guidelines for Administration Of Injections

    Diagnostic Imaging

    Rehabilitation and Treatment Modalities

    First Aid Techniques

    Emergencies in The Medical Office


    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


Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. EHR clinical experience includes working as a medical assistant for a network of rural health clinics, and as a medical coder, insurance claims specialist, and medical records auditor. She worked as a medical office manager for ten years, where she recruited and trained all medical assistants. Nancy holds a bachelor's degree in vocational education and has developed and taught medical assistant programs.

Jennifer Della'Zanna

Jennifer Della'Zanna has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, having worked as a medical transcriptionist, practice administrator, biller, and coding specialist. She writes courses and study guides on the use of technology in health care and regularly contributes to publications about health issues. Della'Zanna is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders and the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Albright College.

Carline Dalgleish

Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems, a master's degree in Leadership, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Management. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator and an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. Dalgleish is the author of an ICD-10 coding system and also owns EHR own consulting firm, AnnGrant Educational Services.

Sharon L. Blackford

Sharon L. Blackford, MA, BA, RMA, has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She has a master’s degree in Organizational Management, a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and has served as a Registered Medical Assistant since 1994. Sharon was an active duty Clinical Specialist in the U.S. Army for 10 years. Sharon later moved to the Gulf Coast to accept a position as the Director of Education of Blue Cliff College and was promoted to Campus Director.


Registration and Enrollment

This course is 100% online.

Start any time with 12 months to complete.