Health Information Management Concentration
Medical records and health information technicians organize and manage health information data to ensure its quality, accuracy, accessibility and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use different types of classification systems to code and categorize patient information for reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories. Health information technicians usually work in hospitals and doctors' offices--and job prospects are high in this growing field.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. An aging population will need more medical tests, treatments and procedures, which translates into more claims for reimbursement from private and public insurance. Additional records, along with widespread use of electronic health records by all types of health care providers, will likely lead to an increased need for technicians to organize and manage the increased information.
Our program will teach you the latest technology in the field, the medical vocabulary you'll need to know and the administrative processes you'll need to succeed.