Health Informatics Specialist/Clinical Applications Coordinator (HIS-CAC) National Training Program

This series provides technical skills training for Health Informatics Specialist/Clinical Applications Coordinator (HIS/CAC) staff who support the software applications that are integral to the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). Courses cover the full range of knowledge and skills related to CPRS in accordance with national and local policies.

Courses are not required to be taken in sequential order. However, we recommend taking the courses in order as skills and exercises build sequentially.

NOTE: Enrolled participants must have access to CPRS and all HIS/CAC menus and keys in their TEST, MIRROR or Training accounts in order to participate in the required exercises.

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Course 01 - Becoming an Effective CPRS Trainer

This course provides an overview of adult learning principles and how they can be applied to the design and delivery of health information technology (HIT) training. Practical strategies to develop and deliver CPRS training using a wide variety of training methods and tools are provided.

 

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Course 02 - CPRS Parameters

**This course contains CPRS 31b updates.This course covers configuring, optimizing and maintaining CPRS Parameters. It reviews CPRS Parameters menu options, security keys, and files.

 

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Course 03 - Patient Selection & Patient List Management

**This course contains CPRS 31b updates. This course covers the patient selection functionality in CPRS and reviews how to customize, support and optimize patient lists and teams.

 

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Course 04 - Notifications

**This course contains CPRS 31b updates. This course covers Notifications in the Order Entry/ Results Reporting (OE/RR) and the Text Integration Utility (TIU) packages. Topics include Notifications triggers, setting up and customizing Notification settings and processing Notifications.

 

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Course 05 - Cover Sheet

**This course contains CPRS 31b updates. This course covers configuring, optimizing and maintaining the Cover Sheet tab. It reviews Cover Sheet features, functionality, associated menu options, security keys, parameters and files.

 

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Course 06 - Problem List

This course covers configuring, optimizing and maintaining the Problem List Package. It reviews Problem List features, functionality, associated menu options, security keys, parameters and files.

 

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Course 07 - Authorization Subscription Utility/Text Integration Utility (ASU/TIU)

**This course contains CPRS 31b updates. This course provides instructions on how to configure and maintain clinical documentation functionality within CPRS.

 

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Course 08 - Advanced Text Integration Utility (TIU) Part 1

**This course contains CPRS 31b updates. This course is the first in a two-part series on advanced TIU functionality. It covers advanced concepts and skills in TIU configuration and parameter settings. These include specialized documentation functionality, Crisis Notes, Clinical Warnings, Adverse Reaction/Allergy and Advance Directives (CWAD), Interdisciplinary Notes, Form Letters and Patient Record Flags (PRF).

 

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Course 09 - Advanced Text Integration Utility (TIU) Part 2

**This course contains CPRS 31b updates. This course is the second in a two-part series on Advanced TIU functionality. It covers data objects functionality including the Diagram Annotation Tool and Mobile Electronic Documentation (MED). In addition, CPRS documentation functionality specific to the Surgery, Discharge Summary, and Lab tabs is reviewed.

 

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Course 10 - Orders and Order Menu Management**

**This course contains CPRS 31b updates.This course covers orders and provides hands-on exercises and practical strategies to develop and maintain orders and order menus.

 

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