Why study Electronic Health Records Specialist?

This 2-credit hour course micro-credential (HCST10121C) meets the requirements for students to be eligible to take the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Electronic Health Records Specialist certification exam. This is appropriate for those who are seeking employment in electronic health records.

The NHA defines an electronic health records specialist's role as:

  • Auditing patient records for compliance
  • Abstracting clinical information for reports
  • Performing basic coding to submit reimbursement claims
  • Processing Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records
  • Reviewing patient demographic and insurance information
  • Discussing patient information with physicians and insurance professionals

Admission Requirements

Please note micro-credentials are not eligible for any form of financal aid assistance. A valid CPR-Provider certification is required upon entry into the program and will be certified the first week of class. It is recommended, but not required, that the students take and Anatomy and Physiology and a Medical Terminology course. 

Successful students will be able to pass the micro-credential course of HCST1021C with a grade of C or better, and pass the NHA CEHRS (National Healthcareer Association Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist) exam. Details on eligibility for taking the exam and passing the exam can be found on the NHA website. 

This micro-credential will prepare studens to take the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Electronic Health Records Specialist exam. Ths micro-credential will serve undergraduates as well as career ladder employees witin various health organizations in Greater Cincinnati. 

A student who completes the micro-credential course requirements and passes the NHA certification exam will be immediately eligible for employment. 

Accessibility Resources

UC Blue Ash College is committed to providing all students equal access to learning opportunities.  Accessibility Resources is the official campus office that works with students who have impairments which may influence their performance in this course (learning, ADD, psychological, visual, hearing, physical, cognitive, medical condition, etc.). If you have a documented disability requiring reasonable accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility Resources. Muntz Hall, room 112L, Telephone: (513) 792-8625, and/or schedule an appointment via email: ucbadso@ucmail.uc.edu.


Counseling Services

UC Blue Ash College Counseling Services provides high quality integrated health, counseling, and wellness services.  Counseling services are free of charge to students matriculated as UC Blue Ash College students. UC Blue Ash Counseling Services addresses a variety of student needs such as: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family conflict, loss and grief issues, adjusting to life’s challenges, relationship problems, eating disorders, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and domestic violence.  An initial meeting with a counselor can be arranged by calling (513) 745-5670 or stopping by Room 140 Muntz Hall during business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm to schedule an appointment.  If after hours or for an immediate emergency, please call CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services - Clifton campus) using the 24 Hour Phone Consultation Line at 513-556-0648.  Clifton students may call UHS at 513-556-2564 or CAPS at 513-556-0648. For urgent physician consultation after-hours students may call 513-584-7777.

Students must achieve a C or better in HCST1021C to graduate from the micro-credential. 

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

UC Blue Ash Academic Support
9555 Plainfield Rd
Blue Ash, OH 45236
(513) 558-9461

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Program Code: 28MC-EHR-MC