JCAHPO debuts online EHR courses at AAO

October 1, 2010

The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) expects to unveil new online courses about electronic health record (EHR) systems at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago, Oct. 16 to 19.

St. Paul, MN-The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) expects to unveil new online courses about electronic health record (EHR) systems at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago, Oct. 16 to 19.

The courses, designed to enable ophthalmologists, ophthalmic allied health personnel, and others to qualify for certification, will be administered at www.actioned.org , the online training site of the JCAHPO. Their development was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Compulink Business Systems Inc.

“EHR is a very important area for training the eye-care team in today’s health-care environment,” said William Ehlers, MD, JCAHPO president. “With the government requirements and incentives for transitioning to EHR, it is imperative that all members of the eye-care team build their EHR competencies.”

The training modules, which are broken into education and training and testing components, encompass EHRs; patient management and scheduling; insurance and billing; financial management; ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs); and systems. Module content also includes such topics as chart documentation and coding; history and examination; electronic prescribing; disease management; lab orders and results reporting; Physician Quality Reporting Initiative data verification; images; patient scheduling and contact management; insurance claims; Medicare; billing and coding; scribing; financial reports; ASCs; and security.

“We believe it’s critical to help all members of the eye-care team learn how to implement, customize, and utilize EHR solutions, understand meaningful use, and, ultimately, deliver better patient care through the widespread adoption of electronic records,” said Link Wilson, president and chief executive officer, Compulink.