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    South University
  Feb 23, 2018
2016-2017 South University Academic Catalog Version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHS2092 Computers in the Medical Office

Prerequisite(s): AHS1001, BIO2015 or concurrent, ITS1000
Corequisite(s): BIO2015
This course provides allied health students with the opportunity to use computers in basic accounting, the application of medical administrative software and the application of simulated electronic health records (EHR) software. Students become familiar with basic accounting concepts and terms, including assets, liabilities, and equity. They learn how to use universal accounting tools such as the general journal, general ledger, and trial balance to develop acceptable accounting practices. Through the use of current medical administrative software, students will learn to input patient information, schedule appointments, record payment transactions, submit electronic claims, and print financial and practice management reports. Students will become familiar with the need for EHRs and the basic purpose and content of an EHR system. They will learn the role of federal regulations for privacy and security of an electronic health record system. Through the use of simulated EHR software, Practice Partner, they will gain hands-on experience inputting information into an electronic patient record. 4 credit hours