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Open The Door To A Career In HIM As An Electronic Health Records Information Technician​

HIM professions are in high demand. the applications of EHRs and medical coding is providing various opportunities for career advancement and in the healthcare sector. Critical information about our health, prescription medications, allergies and results of previous tests to be accurate and instantly available has become very important and demanding component of today’s health care operations.

Health Information Management (HIM) is the process of obtaining, analyzing and protecting digital and traditional medical information essential to delivering quality patient care. Health information technicians typically review patient’s records for accuracy, organize and maintain data, assign codes for insurance reimbursement and datanalysis using classification software. The adaptation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and clinical coding continues to change the job responsibilities of Health Information Management technicians. They are required to know EHRs software and follow EHRs security and privacy practices.

Health Information Technologist

CAREERS

Health Information Technician Careers

Most Health Information Technicians work full time. Some Health Information Technologist , particularly those who work in hospitals and labs, are expected to work on nights, weekends, and holidays. There are many different settings for Health Information Technologist . Some are within medical facilities, while others Others find jobs in testing centers, hospitals, or doctor's offices.

According to the United States Department of Labor: Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.

Health Information Technicians held about 186,300 jobs in 2012. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. An aging population will need more medical tests, treatments, and procedures. This will mean more claims for reimbursement from insurance companies. Additional records, coupled with widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) by all types of healthcare providers, could lead to an increased need for technicians to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the healthcare industry. Prospects will be best for those with a associate degree in health information. As EHR systems continue to become more common, Health Information Management and Technologies Specialists with computer skills will be needed to use them. Most Health Information Technologist and Technologies Specialists work in hospitals or physicians' offices. OtEHRs work in Nurse care facilities or for government entities. Technicians typically work at desks or in offices and may spend many hours in front of computer monitors.

What Health Information Technologist Do.

Electronic Health Records provide a principal service to doctor's offices and healthcare facilities. Electronic health records are widely-used to manage health and treatment records and for insurance and payment purposes. Electronic Health Records work at almost all healthcare facilities. They manage and organize health information databases and registries ensuring the accuracy, accessibility, privacy, and security of a patients health information. Electronic Health Records often evaluate patient records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data. Electronic Health Records are responsible for electronically recording data for collection, storage, evaluation, retrieval and reporting, assuring the compliance of all electronic health records datand procedures.

Salary And Job Outlook of a Health Information Technologist

The median expected annual pay for a typical Health Information Technologist in the United States around $34 K but when you add the value of the benefits total compensation reaches 50 K.

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsThe median annual wage for medical records and health information technicians was $39,180 in May 2017. Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.

 Health Records Salaries

A team of Certified Compensation Health Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Health Records in the United States.

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Salary

Location

Last Updated

Records Clerk

$31,565

US

June 15, 2021

Records Clerk, Sr.

$39,052

US

June 15, 2021

Medical Records Director

$120,081

US

June 15, 2021

Environmental, Health and Safety Director

$132,568

US

June 15, 2021

Env., Health, and Safety Engineering Manager

$108,507

US

June 15, 2021

Env., Health, and Safety Engineer I

$56,137

US

June 15, 2021

Env., Health, and Safety Engineering Supervisor

$86,894

US

June 15, 2021

Env., Health, and Safety Engineer II

$71,170

US

June 15, 2021

Env., Health, and Safety Engineer III

$86,503

US

June 15, 2021

Ways To Become A Health Information Technologist

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TRAINING AND CERTIFICATE

The The Certified Health Information Technologist ( CEHRS ) is a nationally acknowledged certificate administered by the National Healthcareers Association. It is not required to have a national certificate to work as an Health Information Technologist but the majority of healthcare facilities will require the accomplishment of a one year nationally recognized training program, particularly since Medicare and many other health-insurance companies will subsequently only cover's the patients phlebotomy procedure if it is performed by a Certified Health Information Technologist ( CEHRS ). getting your Certified Electronic Health Records certificate significantly increase your likelihood of employment.

Advantages Of Training and certificate

The Certified Electronic Health Records Information Technician​ is a Nationally acknowledged certificate. In this occupation those who are certified have a big advantage when searching for a job. A certificate is a way to stand out from any prospect and it is the simplest way to prove qualifications and a certain level of competence. There is less on-the-job training, which will save you and employers valuable time and resources. After experience, Health Information Technologists can specialize and move into leadership roles. A certificate proves to employers that the candidate is serious about their profession

THE NAHCE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIST CERTIFICATE AND BADGE OF COMPLETION (BOC)   Completing NAHCE Health Information Technologist Continuing Health Education Courses tells your employer that you have received the highest standards of Health Information Technologist education and have met the educational requirements of the certifying bodies in your field. After receiving the NAHCE Health Information Technologist certificate and badge of completion (BOC) you will be trained to take the following certificate exams:   ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SPECIALIST certificate (CEHRS) The NHA Electronic Health Record Specialist certificate (CEHRS) is a nationally accredited certificate program, that meets or exceeds the accreditation criteria of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), ensuring the highest quality standards. The CEHRS exam tests the most current and relevant competencies necessary to ensure proficiency in performing tasks associated with electronic health records. Whether you want to work in a doctor’s office or a large clinic, becoming a CEHRS with NHA shows that you are knowledgeable and ready to be a valued member of a healthcare team. The NHA Electronic Health Records certificate (CCMA) is a nationally accredited certificate program, that meets or exceeds the accreditation criteria of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), ensuring an examination that meets the highest quality standards. The NHA exam tests the most current and relevant competencies necessary to ensure proficiency in the medical assisting profession. Whether you want to work in a doctor's office or a medical clinic, becoming a CCMA with NHA shows that you are knowledgeable and ready to be a valued member of a healthcare team. The purchase of NHA exam preparation materials or other educational products is not required to sit for any NCCA-accredited certificate exam offered by NHA, and does not guarantee a passing score on an examiNation. Exams accredited by the National Commission For Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The NCCA accredits certificate courses by providing an unbiased third-party review of our courses. Successful completion of this review results in accreditation. Those courses successfully going through this rigorous process have met certain standards and best practices to ensure that a legally defensible and psychometrically sound exam/assessment is delivered.

THE CERTIFIED HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIST

This is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry. MAA’s can work at clinics, urgent care facilities, dental offices, Nursing homes, chiropractic offices, hospitals, insurance companies.

ELECTRONIC HEALTH Records Information Technician​

Percent Change In Employment, Projected 2016-24

Health technologists and technicians
14%
Medical records and health information technicians
13%
All Occupations
7%

Note: All occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic, Employment Projections Program

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