It describes how the health care industry records, maintains, and shares patient health data, and the evolving role of the Registered Health Information Technician
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
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.
When accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) in cooperation with the American Health Information Management Association's Council on Accreditation, the Health Information Technology program prepares graduates to write the national accreditation examination for the Registered Health Information Technician
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
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