Medical records and health information technicians, commonly referred to as health information technicians, organize and manage health information data. They ensure that the information maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files 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.
- Education Requirements: Associate’s degree
- Soft Skills: analytical skills, detail oriented and integrity
- Average Annual Salary: $38,000
- 3 in state schools: Central Oregon Community College (Bend, OR), Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, OR) Portland Community College (Portland, OR)
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