Projected Growth: Much faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Medium Preparation Needed
Your job is to 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.
Common job titles of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians include:
Experience and Education
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
48.06% said they needed a High School Diploma.
20.57% said they needed a Some College Courses.
Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
Review records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with regulations.
Enter data, such as demographic characteristics, history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures, or treatment into computer.
Assign the patient to diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), using appropriate computer software.
Compile medical care and census data for statistical reports on diseases treated, surgery performed, or use of hospital beds.
Transcribe medical reports.
Retrieve patient medical records for physicians, technicians, or other medical personnel.
Release information to persons or agencies according to regulations.
Process patient admission or discharge documents.
Plan, develop, maintain, or operate a variety of health record indexes or storage and retrieval systems to collect, classify, store, or analyze information.
Resolve or clarify codes or diagnoses with conflicting, missing, or unclear information by consulting with doctors or others or by participating in the coding team's regular meetings.
Identify, compile, abstract, and code patient data, using standard classification systems.
Compile and maintain patients' medical records to document condition and treatment and to provide data for research or cost control and care improvement efforts.
Manage the department or supervise clerical workers, directing or controlling activities of personnel in the medical records department.
Consult classification manuals to locate information about disease processes.
Process and prepare business or government forms.
Prepare statistical reports, narrative reports, or graphic presentations of information, such as tumor registry data for use by hospital staff, researchers, or other users.
Post medical insurance billings.
Develop in-service educational materials.
Train medical records staff.
Touch screen monitors
Personal computersAll Tools
Optical readers and writers
Multi-line telephone systems
Microfilm viewing machines
Microfiche viewing machines
Laser facsimile machines
Credit card processing machines
Barcode attachment equipment
Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS
IBM Cognos Impromptu
IBM SPSS Statistics
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting ServicesAll Technologies
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition VBScript
Qlik Tech QlikView
SAP Business Objects
SAP Crystal Reports
American Medical Association CodeManager
Azalea Health Azalea EHR
CA Erwin Data Modeler
Coding database software
Computerized indexing systems
Cyber Records MediChart Express
Digital Imaging Communications in Medicine DICOM medical imaging software
DRG grouping software
Electronic medical record EMR software
Electronic medical record EMR systems
eMDs Practice Partner
Encoded Archival System EAD
Fox Meadows Accent Data Manager
Fox Meadows ChartingPlus
Fox Meadows EncounterManager
GE Healthcare Logician
Greenway Medical Technologies PrimeChart
Health Care Data HealthProbe
Holt Systems eMedRec
Hyland Software OnBase
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
IBM Lotus 1-2-3
IDX Systems IDXtend
IDX Systems Patient Chart Tracking
Information Resource Products Clinical Coding Expert
MD Synergy Medical Appointment Scheduling
Medical procedure coding software
MedStar Systems DrWorks
NCG Medical Systems d-Chart
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems EMR
PCC Pediatric Partner
Practice Partner Patient Records
QMSoftware Receivables Management
ScanSoft Naturally Speaking
Scantron imaging software
Siemens Soarian Financials
Siemens Soarian Scheduling
Speech recognition software
STAT! Systems QD Clinical
Visionary Medical Systems Visionary OFFICE PM
Voice dictation software
Welford Chart Notes
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.