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What does a Medical Records Technician do?
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, commonly referred to as Health Information Technicians, organize and manage health information data. They ensure its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.
What is the employment demand for Medical Records/Health Information Technician?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Health Information Technicians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.
How do you become a Health Information Technician?
Typically a postsecondary certificate or diploma is required to enter the occupation, although they may have an associate’s degree. Many employers also require professional certification. Arizona College offers two programs for a Health Information Technician career: Health Information Specialist, which is a diploma program, and Health Information Technology, which is an Associate Degree program.
What’s a typical working day like for one of our Health Information graduates?
Check out “A Day in the Life of a Health Information Technician”, featuring Arizona College graduate, Belinda Sledge. Whether choosing a diploma or a degree in this exciting field, the future looks bright!
Are you interested a career in Medical Records/Health Information/Medical Billing & Coding?
Contact Arizona College today to learn more about our Allied Health degree and diploma programs offered at our Glendale and Mesa campuses.