Health Information Technician

General summary

This is a certified technical position accountable for assisting in the daily operation of a health information management unit and in maintaining a systematic flow of clinical information to all sections of the facility.  Work includes ensuring adherence to the most current edition of the International Classification of Diseases Manual (ICD) and/or the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) coding systems.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Knowledge of current medical terminology, classification and coding systems, and accreditation standards and guidelines. Ability to perform analyses of health information records for accuracy and completeness; to classify and code medical records; and to maintain an ongoing evaluation of health information services in relation to established standards and new technology.

Typical qualifications

Associate degree in Health Information Technology accredited by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

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