Health information technicians are professionals that manage the information submitted by doctors, patients, and health care professionals for treatment and medical diagnosis. They are also referred to or known as medical records technicians due to the nature of their job. However, as a health information technician, you do not receive information firsthand. Instead, you are to first examine the data and make sure that it is accurate and correct.
Primarily, you are expected to keep every patient's record private as they contain sensitive details. More importantly, it is expedient that you utilize particular software and systems while processing information. The assessment of insurance claims and health records is also a part of your duties. All these must be done in adherence to the hospital's regulations and policies.
To work as a health information technician, you could study computer information systems, health care administration, or business. You must hold at least a bachelor's or associate degree in any of these relevant fields. An average health information technician earns a salary of $37,939 per year.