Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Various medical related work like arranging and managing medical history, symptoms, examinations, diagnostic tests and treatment methods is a task of Medical records and health information technicians. Accuracy, Quality, Accessibility and Security needs to be ensured by them. They need to interact with physicians as well as healthcare professionals on a regular basis. In this process, they learn about diagnoses of different diseases and acquire other information. Roles and responsibilities of the medical records and health information technicians have extended due to the broad usage of the EHR (electronic health records).
To use this technology, the technicians have to understand the compatible technologies, along with maintaining the security of the EHR. Besides, they need to analyze the electronic data which can help in improving data of the healthcare sector. Health information technicians mainly use the EHR software to manage data of the patient. It records data and history of patients, varieties of and effects of the treatments. Sometimes, they may need to help in the development as well as the maintenance of the health information networks.
Based on the size of the organization, duties and work responsibilities of the medical records and health information technicians will vary. Medical records and health information technicians do not have direct interaction with patients. Usually, their working environment consists of comfortable and pleasant office. Typically, 40 hours a week, medical records and health information technicians have to work. In some cases, overtime may be needed. For entry level, an associate’s degree is sufficient. However, to reach ahead in a career and to specialize in the field, bachelors degree and masters degree will help.