A medical records/health information technician works in a hybrid job that comprises both office records administration and information technology (IT) duties. They typically work in a medical office, clinic, or hospital environment. The primary duty of this position is to maintain patient records and ensure that new information is inputted into systems as required by the caregiver and in compliance with organizational procedures; coding all procedures and details of patient examinations must adhere to the standards required by insurance companies and Medicare. The other record-keeping aspect of this position is the ability to quickly provide records and documentation to professionals providing client care at the clinic or hospital.
Medical Records / Health Information Technician Tasks
Organize and file all patients' medical records including charts and reports in order to compile documentation of conditions and treatments.
Assist with departmental audits and research.
Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
Process and forward patient and physician record requests; utilizes paper and electronic systems.