In Demand Career Spotlight Series – Health Information Technician
Our In Demand Career Spotlight Series will focus on careers in the medical and dental industries where demand for skilled workers outpaces supply. At Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School, you can be certified for these in demand careers in three to six months, with the hands-on training and skills you’ll need for your new career.
In this month’s blog post, we will be discussing the health information technician position.
What Does a Health Information Technician Do?
With electronic health records becoming standard across health care facilities, health information technicians have an increasingly important role in a hospital or physician’s office staff.
- A health information technician organizes and manages patients’ health information, including medical history, symptoms, test results, and more. This information can take the form of both paper filing and electronic health records (EHR).
- The responsibilities of a health information technician vary depending on the size and specialty of the healthcare facility, but they typically include:
- Reviewing patient records for accuracy, completeness, and timeliness.
- Maintaining electronic health records (EHR) for storage, collection, reporting and analysis.
- Using classification software to assign clinical codes for data analysis and reimbursement.
- Maintain patient record confidentiality by following all appropriate procedures and guidelines.
What is the Job Outlook for Health Information Technician?
As with most healthcare jobs in the United States, the demand for health information technician positions is growing faster than employers can fill them. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for health information technicians is expected to grow 15% between 2014 and 2024, which is much faster than the average national job growth. Like the EHR specialist position, the demand for this position will continue to grow as more healthcare facilities adopt the use of EHR.
Contact ACI Medical & Dental School Today
By completing our Medical & Dental Administrative Assistant Program, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to take on the responsibilities of a health information technician within three to six months.
Classes are starting soon. To learn more about this exciting new career opportunity and take the next step towards an in demand job in a growing industry, contact us today.