Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.
* Attention to Detail
* Self Control
* Analytical Thinking
* Concern for Others
* Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
* Review records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with regulations.
* Assign the patient to diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), using appropriate computer software.
Health Care and Social Assistance
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
Sample Job Titles
Applications Analyst, Business Office Representative, Cancer Registrar, Certified Coding Specialist, Certified Medical Coder, Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Clinical Analyst, Clinical Data Specialist, Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDIS), Clinical Office Technician, Coder, Compliance Coordinator, Disability Rater, Electronic Health Records Specialist (EHR Specialist), Health Data Analyst, Health Informatics Specialist, Health Information Administrator, Health Information Clerk, Health Information Coder, Health Information Management Hospital Coder (HIM Hospital Coder), Health Information Management Technician, Health Information Specialist, Health Information Systems Technician, Health Information Technician (Health Information Tech), Health Record Technician, Health Services Information Specialist, Health Unit Clerk, Healthcare Data Analyst, HIM Inpatient Coding Auditor (Health Information Management Inpatient Coding Auditors), Historian, Hospital Unit Clerk, ICD-9 Coder (International Classification of Diseases Coder), Insurance Coder, Library Historian, Medical Administrative Specialist, Medical Administrative Technician, Medical Biller, Medical Biller Coder, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, Medical Billing Coder, Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Care Evaluation Specialist, Medical Claims Processor, Medical Coder, Medical Coding Technician, Medical Data Analyst, Medical Insurance Coder, Medical Insurance Coding Specialist, Medical Office Technician, Medical Record Assistant, Medical Record Coder, Medical Record Consultant, Medical Record Specialist, Medical Records Analyst, Medical Records Clerk, Medical Records Coordinator, Medical Records Custodian, Medical Records Director, Medical Records Supervisor, Medical Records Technician (Medical Records Tech), Medical Reimbursement Specialist, Medical Scribe, Public Health Registrar, Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Release of Information Specialist, Severity of Illness Coordinator, Tumor Registrar.