Medical Records & 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.
Also called: Coder, Health Information Specialist, Medical Records Analyst, Medical Records Clerk

Knowledge:

    Business
  • administrative services
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • group things in different ways
  • order or arrange things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS
  • MEDITECH software
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft SQL Server
    Document management software
  • Fox Meadows Accent Data Manager
  • Hyland Software OnBase

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    some college
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