Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)

Give employers confidence in your data management knowledge and skills by becoming certified as an electronic health records specialist.

Take this quiz to find out if you qualify to take the NHA electronic health records specialist certification exam

The security, completeness and accuracy of patient data are critical. In the healthcare industry, Electronic Health Records Specialists serve an important role, which is why most employers require a certification. The CEHRS is a nationally-recognized credential that can set you apart.

As an Electronic Health Records Specialist, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Audit patient records for compliance
  • Abstract clinical information for reports
  • Perform basic coding to submit reimbursement claims
  • Process Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records
  • Review patient records to ensure completion and accuracy
  • Collect patient demographic and insurance information
  • Discuss patient information with physicians and insurance professionals

Electronic Health Records Specialists are in high demand in hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing homes and even government facilities.

Updated CEHRS exam coming summer of 2020

At NHA, we are dedicated to providing access to personal and professional improvement, directly impacting better patient care. With the help of numerous subject matter experts, we have conducted a nationwide Job Task Analysis (JTA) to ensure we are accurately testing the most current and relevant competencies necessary to ensure proficiency in completing tasks associated with operating in the electronic health record. 

As a result of this extensive Job Task Analysis, a new exam will be releasing in the summer of 2020. If your exam date is scheduled on or after the launch of the updated exam, new study materials will be made available on the NHA website several months prior. 

Please check this page regularly for updates and additional information.


Test plan and crosswalk for updated CEHRS exam

An updated test plan for the CEHRS exam is available here. You can also find the exam crosswalk here, bridging the 2011 test plan and new test plan.


Updated exam scoring expectations

Due to the changes being made as a result of the JTA, the updated exam will require a pilot scoring period. During the pilot period scores are not immediately available but updates will be provided on how soon exam scores can be expected. 


Do you have more questions?

For more information regarding pilot scoring, visit the "About Development of NHA Exams" section of the Candidate Handbook on nhanow.com.

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