Aside from the typical hospital jobs like doctors and nurses, and the careers in healthcare administration, there is another category of hospital careers -- health information technology, or health IT.
Health IT professionals are responsible for the design, development, creation, implementation, and maintenance of information systems in the healthcare industry. The primary component of the health IT system is the EHR, or electronic health system.
The EHR is a person’s digital health record that can be shared between healthcare facilities to increase efficiency and lower costs. Careers in health IT include chief information officer (CIO), IT specialist, database administrator, medical coder, software engineer, meaningful use specialist, and more.
With the increasing demand for digital medical records and hospital information management, healthcare IT jobs are predicted to grow at a rate much faster than average. Here are five hospitals currently hiring health IT professionals:
Mayo Clinic, the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world, is currently hiring for over 900 positions. Health information specialists at the Mayo Clinic will be responsible for responding to requests for release of protected health information, explained by Mayo policies regarding those releases.
Parkview Health, a not-for-profit, community-based health system serving northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, is searching for a health IT professional among their over 500 current openings. The Coding Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the coding unit.
They will ensure accurate, compliant, and timely assignment of codes and abstracted data to accurately reflect the care provided, and make sure that the revenue cycle is functioning at a high level.
CentraCare Health is central Minnesota's largest employer and is consistently named one of Minnesota's Best Places to Work. CentraCare is currently recruiting an Inpatient Coder Specialist in addition to the more than 400 openings they currently offer.
Duties of the ICS include reviewing medical record documentation for completeness and accuracy, assigning diagnostic and procedural codes for inpatient populations, and supporting and implementing patient safety and other safety practices as appropriate, among other duties.
UMASS Memorial Medical Center is the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and is hiring an Information Systems Trainer in addition to the nearly 400 openings they currently have available. . The person that fills this position will be responsible for developing and implementing software application training programs for the Information Systems Department, as well as materials, policies and procedures.
They will also train end users on a variety of software applications and information systems, related policies and procedures and general personal computer (PC) and peripheral use.
Carilion Clinic, a not-for-profit healthcare organization serving nearly one million people in Virginia, is hiring a Database Administrator to support its hallmarks of service excellence and quality for all. The Database Administrator will work independently to design, monitor, tune, and maintain Carilion Clinic's database environment, as well as maintain the integrity and security of all databases.
Health Information Technology is an up-and-coming field in the healthcare industry. With the increasing need for digital medical records, as well as the emergence of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, jobs in the health IT sector are booming.
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