Health Information Technology (HIT) organization offers online courses to educate and inform about electronic health records.NEW YORK, NY, July 20, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- At a time when healthcare accountability is crucial for success, emerging technologies can dramatically improve the standard of patient care and enhance patient experience. The need for greater understanding is especially acute when it comes to the complexities of electronic health records (EHR). To help healthcare providers of all specialties, their staff and the public to master the intricacies of EHR Alameda Services, a dynamic Health Information Technology (HIT) organization specializing in workforce development and intense Electronic Health Record (EHR) training, today announced the launch and availability of its first e-learning segment that will serve as a powerful Web-based EHR training tool. More information about Alameda Services is available at http://www.alamedaservices.com.Alameda's new series of online courses educates and informs participants about electronic health records (EHR), healthcare reform, and Meaningful Use, expanding their understanding of the rapidly-evolving healthcare technology landscape. This online, interactive content is based on two years of popular in-class training programs, as well as regular interface with providers, employers, and EHR software vendors. It offers extensive hands-on experience and certification designed to increase workforce efficiency and job placement in healthcare industry. In today's world, where time is a premium, the new program simplifies access to important topics for busy healthcare professionals, as well as anyone who is looking for HIT training."EHR is one of the most essential components in today's technologically advanced healthcare environment," explains Lena Feygin, Dip LC, executive vice president and director of business development for Alameda Services. "As healthcare professionals continue the process of transitioning from paper-based records to electronic health records, our goal is to help them embrace the full benefits of cutting-edge technology to provide the best possible service for their patients. From our perspective, education is the best way to make that a reality. We believe that delivering this kind of powerful, expert-level training will enable healthcare practitioners to advance patient safety, reduce medical errors, improve medical outcomes, and enhance office efficiencies."In light of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, healthcare organizations and medical practices across the country are racing to adopt EHR in order to qualify for incentive payments. Alameda's online courses serve as an expedient alternative to traditional classroom training. It is not only an opportunity for doctors and healthcare administrators to adjust to a new environment, but also empower people of all walks of life to learn about the history and benefits of the new reform and help them understand the basics of Meaningful Use."We believe that our readily-built and dynamic online course is the perfect way for providers to meet the critical challenge of new technologies and take their skills to the next level," Feygin says. "The availability of the online courses reflects our continued commitment to deliver healthcare technology solutions that will improve quality of care, curtail skyrocketing healthcare costs, and enhance communication between providers and patients."The online program is available 24/7, allowing the participants not only to learn everything they need to know at their own pace and convenience, but also save time and money. The introductory segment will be incorporated into the first module, which is due to be released this fall. It comes at no charge for healthcare providers, administrative staff, members of the media, and the general public who choose to take it now. Those who participate in a brief survey will receive a 10 percent discount on the full module when it debuts in the fall.To register, please click here.Unique Benefits of the Segment Include:- Participants will learn the history of the new healthcare reform and become aware of the factors that led to changes in the healthcare industry- The course explains how a new reform will impact individuals, families, communities, as well as early retirees and small businesses.- The course addresses the "pre-existing condition clause" and describes its impact on individuals with pre-existing conditions- Participants will familiarize themselves with the core capabilities of EHR and Meaningful Use requirements- The course explains EHR Workflow SystemAbout Alameda ServicesALAMEDA Services specializes in workforce development through training and eLearning consulting. The company's mission is to bridge the gap between the healthcare and technology industries, and to satisfy their growing workforce demands by providing technology and educational expertise. More information is available at http://www.alamedaservices.com.