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

The series provides technical skills training for HIS/CAC staff who support the software applications that are integral to CPRS. It is strongly recommended that students take each module in order as skills and exercises build sequentially.


        
 
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Course 11- Advanced Orders Part 3

In a previous course in the National Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Informatics Specialist/Clinical Applications Coordinator (HIS/CAC) training series - "Course 3- Orders and Order Menu Management", participants were introduced to the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to use the orders and order menu management functionality to configure, maintain and optimize clinical ordering functionality in CPRS. In this third part of a three part series, HIS/CACs will acquire more advanced knowledge and skills in order entry functionality. Advanced Orders Part 3 will cover Order Checking functionality

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. It is assumed that the participant already possesses basic proficiency in using the CPRS graphical user interface.

Participants should have completed Course 3- Orders and Order Menu Management and Advanced Orders Parts 1 and 2 prior to beginning this course.

Open continuously beginning December 18, 2017

Opens December 18, 2017

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Course 12- Reports Tab (Health Summary)

The content of the Reports Tab in CPRS is supported by the VistA Health Summary package.  Health Summaries are powerful tools that clinical staff can use to quickly see a number of different clinical results and components from the patient's chart in one complete document.  At the end of this course, HIS-CAC staff will be able to demonstrate a full range of basic skills in configuring, optimizing and maintaining the Reports Tab and Health Summaries in accordance with national and local policies.

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. It is assumed that the participant already possesses basic proficiency in using the CPRS graphical user interface.

Open continuously beginning August 7, 2018

Open August 7, 2018

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Course 13- Problem List

The content of the Problem List Tab in CPRS is supported by the Problem List package. The module will discuss the Problem List features and functionality and describe the associated menu options, security keys, parameters and files.  At the end of this course, HIS-CAC staff will be able to demonstrate a full range of basic skills in configuring, optimizing and maintaining the Problem List Package in accordance with national and local policies.

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. It is assumed that the participant already possesses basic proficiency in using the CPRS graphical user interface.

Open continuously beginning September 4, 2018

Opens September 4, 2018

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Course 14 - Cover Sheet

The content of this module is the Cover Sheet Tab. The module will discuss the Cover Sheet features and functionality and describe the associated menu options, security keys, parameters and files.  At the end of this course, HIS-CAC staff will be able to demonstrate a full range of basic skills in configuring, optimizing and maintaining the Cover Sheet in accordance with national and local policies.

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. It is assumed that the participant already possesses basic proficiency in using the CPRS graphical user interface.

Open continuously beginning September 4, 2018

Opens September 4, 2018

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Course 15 - CPRS Parameters

The module will discuss the CPRS parameters - the menu options, security keys, and files.  At the end of this course, HIS-CAC staff will be able to demonstrate a full range of basic skills in configuring, optimizing and maintaining CPRS parameters in accordance with national and local policies.

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. It is assumed that the participant already possesses basic proficiency in using the CPRS graphical user interface.

 

Open continuously beginning September 4, 2018

Opens September 4, 2018

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