The health information management supervisor is generally a position that is sought after by healthcare organizations, such as hospitals or skilled nursing facilities. Many organizations are looking for an employee that has an associate's degree in health information management or a similar field, although a bachelor's degree may be preferable in most cases. At least 2 years of experience working in health information management is generally required, and some employers may also be looking for employees that have experience in supervision. The ideal employee will also be a Registered Health Information Technician and will be able to keep renewing this certification as needed. Being a Certified Coding Specialist may also be useful. The health information management supervisor will mostly be working indoors in a healthcare-related environment and will need to be very well-versed with computers. Many organizations are looking for proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products, although some may require knowledge of other software such as 3M.
Health Information Management (HIM) Supervisor Tasks
Maintain departmental day-to-day record completion, storage and retrieval.
Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of medical records staff.
Supervise the release of information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
Supervise day-to-day activities, establish work schedules and assignments for medical records staff.