Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
On the Job
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians manage health-related records and data. They make sure these records are accurate and complete. They may also use coding systems to classify health data for reimbursement or insurance purposes.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Maintain medical facility records.
- Prepare healthcare training materials.
- Prepare official health documents or records.
- Present medical research reports.
- Record patient medical histories.
- Enter patient or treatment data into computers.
- Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
- Perform clerical work in medical settings.
- Process healthcare paperwork.
- Process medical billing information.
Typical Working Conditions
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
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