72 CE Credits/Hours - Online Course - $19.00
Developed by Rob Reinhardt, LPCS M.Ed. NCC
This course is offered as part of a TeleMental Health & Digital Ethics Certificate Program of 27 CE Credits.
This course includes materials consisting of:
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General Course Description
Electronic health records (EHR) are not only the future of record keeping, clinician communication, and continuing care for clients, but they are also being actively pushed into use by complex, proactive government programs. This course will dispel myths about EHR – especially as it relates to mental health clinicians – and provide a deeper understanding of how the concept of EHR differs from simple electronic records, ethical and privacy concerns around EHR, and guidance on how to proceed with EHR in your own practice.
This is an introductory level course on the essential topics that mental health clinicians need to know about electronic health records. It features an hour-long interview between mental health technology experts Rob Reinhardt, LPCS M.Ed. NCC and Roy Huggins, LPC NCC. It also includes a document summarizing the important points of the interview, which is followed by a series of articles that expand on the essential topics and also explain aspects of HIPAA compliance as it relates to EHR systems and other "cloud"-based services. Finally, a Resources page is included for further study.
Disclaimer: This course is purely educational and does not intend to serve as a license (or permission) to mental health professionals to prescribe or practice any of the approaches discussed in this course unless they fall within the scope of practice of your profession. Check with your licensing board about the scope of practice of your profession to make sure you practice within that scope.
This course will teach psychotherapists to:
1. Distinguish between electronic health records and simple electronic record keeping.
2. Describe the potential ethical and legal issues that arise from selling de-identified client data.
3. Describe what Meaningful Use is and how it relates to mental health professionals.
Electronic Health Records in Mental Health Practice
Video Interview on EHR Systems and Document Containing
EMR vs. EHR vs. Practice Management System
Meaningful Use and Mental Health Professionals
Does Your EHR Vendor Sell Your Patients' Data
EMR Good, Cloning Bad
Am I a HIPAA Covered Entity? How Much Does It Matter If I Am Or Not?
Your Software and Devices Are Not HIPAA Compliant
What Is a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement?
Online Data Backups and HIPAA Compliant Practice: A Government-Produced Monkey Wrench
Clients Have the Autonomy to Receive Unencrypted Emails Under HIPAA