Medical Records and Health Information Technician
Medical records and health information technicians communicate closely with physicians, healthcare professionals, patients and payers to organize and manage health information in hospitals and physician offices. Technicians make sure that information has quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. Technicians may also work as medical coders and retrieve, code and catalog patient information for reimbursement, databases and registries, and to maintain medical and treatment histories. Coders are the link between clinicians and billing offices. Technician may also work as medical billers where they compute charges, develop bills, and prepare them for customers. They also review hospital records to compute fees or charges due and speak with customers on account information.
CES trains its students not only in the technicalities of medical information management but also the clinical realities behind the data. Graduates become excellent facilitators of information within the healthcare environment, balancing and meeting the information needs of clinicians, patients, and payers. Program graduates are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association certification exam and to become certified as a Registered Health Information Technician.
Requirements: High school diploma/ GED, completed vaccination form, physical within the last 10 months, BCI from the Attorney General’s Office
Annual Median Salary: $34,160 per year / $16.42 per hour
Job Outlook: Increase 22% from 2012 - 2022