health information technician

health information technician

a graduate of an associate degree program who performs tasks related to computer-based management of health care data.

health information technician

A technician who ensures the accuracy, completeness, coding, security, storage, and retrieval of health care-related data, esp. in medical records. The work may involve various aspects of health care (e.g., epidemiology, ethics, law, management, patient care, and research).
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The two organizations are exploring other areas for collaboration within the allied health-care industry, with discussions underway regarding the medical records and health information technician field.
In all types of facilities, the health information technician processes the knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, compile and report health information data for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment, and research; to abstract and code clinical data; and to analyze health records.
Nineteen American academics, practitioners, and consultants contribute 18 chapters to a text developed for associate degree programs in health information technology, to prepare students for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam and future employment as an entry-level HIT professional.
Regardless of whether the HIM employee is a registered health information technician (RHIT), a registered health information administrator (RHIA), or is simply non-credentialed, proper training on HIM policies and procedures, specific duties, and relevant regulations is necessary for the department to be effective and meet facility goals.
In health information, key information management personnel are credentialed health information managers with a certification as either a registered health information administrator (RHIA) or a registered health information technician (RHIT).
Horton (health information technology, Hutchinson Community College, Kansas) describes basic statistical computation methods for students in health information technician and health information administrator programs.
The occupation of cancer registrar is a specialty within the broader occupation of medical records and health information technician.
Devenberg was able to prepare for a new career path by returning to school, ultimately earning an associate's degree in Applied Health Science, and receiving credentials as a Registered Health Information Technician.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, the medical records and health information technician field is forecast to increase by 21 percent through 2020.
After completing the associate degree, students are able to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.
The basic certification for medical billing and coding can be earned in one year, but a two-year associate's program prepares one to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), which usually leads to better jobs.
She is also a registered health information technician RHIT through AHIMA.

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