Health Information Technician Job Description

Health Information Technician Job Description

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Health information technician provides technical support for other computer programs (example: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and database programs).

Health Information Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective health information technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included health information technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provides weekly and monthly reviews in conjunction with the HIM Policies and Procedures to include CMS and/or The Joint Commission standards
Indexes all scanned records
Offerings, completion of annual evaluation and competencies
Record maintenance maintenance of medical and allied health staff credentialing files to meet regulatory requirements
Picks up records of newly discharged patients
Prepare records and loose sheet documentation for scanning, indexing, microfilming or filing as appropriate
Retrieve medical records, microfilm and/or electronic records as needed for requestors by utilizing appropriate electronic systems, such as, electronic chart tracking, MPAC or other hospital information system, MARS, Cerner, LanVision, EPIC or any other electronic health information repository or HIM specific application
Combines patient records that are duplicated
Responsible for analysis of patient’s records for needed documentation by the physician for the physician suspension process and record deficiency tracking
Participates in the overall quality assessment and improvement activities through data collection and documentation review, relevant training programs

Health Information Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Health Information Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPC, RHIT, AHIMA, CRC, COC, CIC, AAPC, RHIA

Education for Health Information Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the health information technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Health, Medical, Health Information Management, Education, Health Information Technology, Department of Education, Technology, Healthcare, Medical Terminology, Associates

Skills for Health Information Technician

Desired skills for health information technician include:

HIPAA and Joint Commission standards
Medical terminology
Excel
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Office
Outlook
Word
Word and Outlook
CMS
HIPAA

Desired experience for health information technician includes:

Communicate verbally, including via telephones
RHIT Certification through the American Health Information Management Association or RHIT eligible
Complies with policies and procedures, including ethical business practices
Processes, indexes and loads microfilm
Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to multi-task and prioritize
Handles all incoming calls regarding

Health Information Technician Examples

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Health Information Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a health information technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for health information technician
  • Provide annual HIPAA training and direction to all health care staff, and orientation to new health care staff regarding medical record completion, management, and confidentiality requirements
  • Retrieve incoming messages from external providers store and route to appropriate clinicians through Evolv
  • Perform Routine quantitative and qualitative audits of documentation in clinical records according to professional standards and legal requirements
  • Review records and enter EHR data for special reporting
  • Monitor coding and documentation needed to support billing processes
  • Provide ICD/CPT/HCPC and DSM_V expertise and education to staff and providers
  • Maintain the confidentiality of those records under the direction of the Clinical Records Program Supervisor
  • Analyzes and reanalyzes the EHR for physician and/or clinician documentation
  • Analyzes daily reports to ensure History and Physicals, Operative reports, and pending verbal or telephone orders are complete
  • Have working knowledge of the Reminder and Suspension letter process
Qualifications for health information technician
  • Advanced writing and communication skills required
  • Electronic Health Record/Cerner experience
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in Health Information Management in an acute care facility
  • Two (2) years of experience releasing protected health information required
  • One (1) year of health information management experience required
  • Strong time management, analyzing, prioritizing, problem solving and multi-tasking skills
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Health Information Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a health information technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for health information technician
  • Assists the HIM Coordinator with responsibilities involving notifications of incomplete documentation
  • Demonstrate competence using standard operating office equipment and electronic and computer information systems to meet daily department and employee performance goals
  • Retrieve, collate, assemble, deliver, scan and file medical records in accordance with established policy
  • Respond to requests for patient information
  • Daily reconcile patient records retrieved from individual units to the daily discharge list
  • Provide quality customer service, including telephone, in-person and written responses
  • Establish and maintain daily communication with all nursing units regarding status of any missing patient records
  • Assists physicians with chart completion
  • Prepares/mails birth certificates for mailing to Bureau of Vital Statistics
  • Processes charts in accordance to the department CPDI policies
Qualifications for health information technician
  • Successful completion of standardized test in coding w/ a proficiency rate of 84% required before hire
  • Ability to life thirty (30) pounds
  • One (1) year experience in an inpatient or ambulatory setting
  • One (1) year experience in electronic medical record systems
  • One (1) year in a customer service environment
  • RHIT certification by the American Health Information Association preferred
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Health Information Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of health information technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for health information technician
  • Assures all charts are accounted for and are validated against the discharge list
  • Processes charts in accordance to department set procedures (GAADS, PHP, OP RHB, Sleep
  • Hyperbaric, Wound Care, Spine Clinic, and HVI Clinic)
  • Assists physicians with questions regarding incomplete records, special requests, patient discharge dates
  • Pick-up ER charts from previous day and preps in accordance to CPDI procedures
  • Assists in records maintenance and established processes
  • Responds to request for information
  • Utilizes several databases, electronic forms management system, and software to perform required tasks and future electronic health record system
  • Generates held desk ticket when needed
  • Performs data entry and clerical processing tasks to ensure all student health records are in compliance with Illinois State law and University regulations
Qualifications for health information technician
  • Ability to accurately relay information and communicate, both verbally and in writing, in a tactful and courteous manner with peers, department management, physicians and other healthcare professionals required
  • One year previous medical record department related experience preferred
  • Prior exposure to document imaging systems and other healthcare computer applications preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year medical record and filing experience in hospital or health care setting preferred
  • Strong time management skills and detail oriented
  • Prefer someone with healthcare work experience
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Health Information Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of health information technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for health information technician
  • Provides backup coverage for processes related to radiology reports in the event of the absence of the Senior Radiologic Technologist
  • Retrieves discharge charts from the clinical units and conducts discharge reconciliation steps against the discharge report
  • Assembles the record in accordance with policy and procedures
  • Analyzes medical records for quantitative completeness based on indicated standards and departmental policies
  • Notifies responsibly party of deficiencies in record completion and assists in completing deficiencies in a timely manner
  • Assembles patient records timely and accurately which includes prepping, scanning, and indexing documents
  • Processes medical record requests and validates the appropriate access of medical record to the requestor
  • Maintains knowledge of all applicable laws and regulations for completion of the legal medical record
  • Performs validation checks to ensure all records are accounted for and complete
  • Evaluate active and discharge medical files for both completeness and quality of documentation, and contact providers and other health care staff as needed to remedy identified record deficiencies
Qualifications for health information technician
  • Successful completion of typing skills test required (25 wpm at a minimum) required before hire
  • Notary Public Designation or Eligibility preferred
  • 1 year of health information management experience in healthcare
  • Minimum 2 years HIM experience required
  • HIM Certificate or Enrolled in a HIM Program preferred
  • Detail oriented and ability to make decisions without direct supervision
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Health Information Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a health information technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for health information technician
  • Prepare on-line prescription requests, route Rx to providers’/nursing staff
  • Maintain spreadsheets on Student Teachers and International students
  • Process billing statements for Quest services
  • Posting visits (code visit, print HCFA, print statement) for WTC, CHP (international insurance), Family planning only services (FPOS)
  • Assist with billing (maintain spreadsheet, submit statements) for WTC, CHP, FPOS
  • Batch payments (PNC application to enter payment received) for WTC, CHP, FPOS
  • Process Concorde paperwork (ROTC etc physicals)
  • Train office staff in the proper use of the computer based scheduling and database software
  • Manage email sent to SHC general account
  • Export previous night transcription to PNC EMR
Qualifications for health information technician
  • High school diploma or relevant experience
  • Ability to distinguish letters and numbers and perceive discriminations between and among documents
  • Health Information experience
  • 2 years of experience developing solutions which use visual basic, .NET, SQL, Javascript/Jquery for client-side scripting tools or applications
  • Experience with customization or reporting interfaces for Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) EHS&S software packages
  • Ability to work on US federal projects

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