AHIMA, drchrono effort aims to assist HIM pro training

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Students at 450 U.S. and international universities will have access to a full-feature electronic medical record platform through a partnership between drchrono Inc. and the American Health Information Management Association.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based vendor of a Web-based physician practice management and electronic health records system, which runs on a single database, is partnering with AHIMA to provide an ambulatory care platform for about 10,000 students in its first rollout.

“We are thrilled to partner with drchrono to provide students with experience using an EHR system that is in use by tens of thousands of healthcare providers around the country,” AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon says in a press release. “This real-world experience is invaluable in preparing students for the roles they will fill as HIM professionals.”

Students enrolled in AHIMA’s Virtual Lab curriculum will use the platform to understand how to manage clinic responsibilities from any point of view within the practice. They will have access to unlimited buildable medical forms, customizable settings, and enhanced scheduling and patient management functions. Students also can use the platform to see how specific patient cases and solutions are handled in medical software by looking at a patient’s prescriptions and labs.

Students also will see how medical billing is processed through the software, following the process from coding and submission to claim rejection.

“The way that we're going to revolutionize medicine is to educate students going into medical professions from around the world,” said Daniel Kivatinos, COO and co-founder of drchrono.

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