Health Information Manager - Job Description, Duties, Education, Skills, Salary, & Growth

Health Information Manager

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Job Description

 

Health information managers are the personnel tasked with managing, organizing, and analyzing the medical data collected by healthcare providers when they treat a patient.

This includes patient input about symptoms and medical history, plus all the information collected thereafter, such as x-rays, examination reports, lab findings, diagnosis, and plans of treatment.

Electronic healthcare information systems are very common today and managing them successfully is the health information manager's responsibility.

They need to build and maintain effective classification systems that make patient records accessible, support high quality clinical and business decisions, provide all data needed for insurance reimbursement, disclose information properly both in paper and electronic formats, and ensure the information is both impeccably accurate and secure.

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Responsibilities

 

A health information manager needs to be adaptable and proactive in understanding and implementing changes in data technology, payment, medical laws, service delivery models, regulations, and reporting as these matters continue to evolve.

Common responsibilities of health information managers include:

  • Analyzing health records for accuracy and completeness

  • Releasing patient information and protections for drug treatment, closed-adoption, alcohol treatment, sexual and behavior health issues

  • Reviewing the quality of scanned documents

  • Coding for research, reimbursement, and healthcare provider reports

  • Transcription and distribution of histories, discharge summaries, progress reports, consultations, and other medical records

  • Analyzing current medical records to ensure diagnoses are accurately documented.

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Skills

 

Communication

Must effectively communicate with your co-workers to ensure the best care and the proper procedures. Must be able to communicate in high-stress environments.

Active Listening

Offering your full attention to an individual person or group in order to fully understand problems and their nature.

Critical Thinking

Must use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Judgment and Decision Making

Needs to be able to act autonomously and make difficult decisions that would benefit the patient or make corrections. Must consider all benefits and repercussions of potential actions and choose the appropriate one. 

Complex Problem Solving

Must be able to identify complex problems and develop and evaluate corrective options and implement solutions. 

Stress Management

Must be able to endure intense situations and handle pressure that comes with extreme situations you may encounter.

Trustworthiness

Must be trustworthy because you have people's lives in your hands and what you do could help or hurt them. They are entrusted with a great responsibility and must live up to it. 

Perceptiveness

Gauging how people react and read their body language to decipher their feelings and predict their actions. They must be able to determine if people could be a risk to themselves or others and to distinguish truths from lies.

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Working Conditions


Health information managers typically work a standard 40-hour workweek with occasional overtime.

A medical or healthcare service manager can potentially work at various levels of an organization, from managing the medical practice of a group of doctors, to handling the records of a single department or administrative area, to serving an entire healthcare facility.

Scale of responsibilities and pay vary widely based on these factors.

Some health information managers work from home or on night shifts or evening schedules.

Their work location may be a hospital, long-term care facility, insurance company, pharmaceutical company, public health organization, group practice, or one of many other medical venues.

Demand for health information managers is mushrooming and expected to continue to outpace supply into the future.

 

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Salary Outlook

Title Company Location Posted
11.30.2016
Columbus Regional Health is seeking an experienced leader in the field of Health Information to manage 12+ employees and report to the Director of Health Information/Privacy Officer. Responsibilities of this department Release of Information,...
07.27.2017
Responsible for the daily operations of the Health Information Department and it's personnel. The manager works as an integral part of the management team in cooperation with the medical staff, administration, and other departments to provides a...
08.17.2017
The Health Information Representative performs a variety of duties to assist the staff with the general functioning of the Health Information department. Position Highlights: Discover a Career of Faith and Healing: For over 60 years, Sioux...
03.30.2017
The Manager, Lab Information Systems (LabIS) reports to the Director, Clinical and Revenue Cycle Systems / Information Solutions. Under limited supervision, the Manager, LabIS establishes strategic direction and ongoing supervision for a...
05.03.2017
In collaboration with the HIM System Operations Manager, the Manager is responsible to provide leadership, strategic direction and management of the day to day operations of the HIM department which includes but not limited to; HIPAA, Release of...
08.21.2017
Director, Health Information Management (1701534) Job Description Director, Health Information Management-1701534 About us: Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is a 480-bed teaching hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Bayfront is home to more...
07.24.2017
Department: Office of Information Security A Life-Changing Career Position Summary: The Senior Manager of Enterprise Security architecture collaborates with IT Strategy and Architecture to ensure Mayo Clinic data is properly secured. In...
06.20.2017
Establishing/Maintaining Internal Audit Program Manage, establish and deploy complex IT, operational, and compliance audit approaches, and adhere to Internal Audit Standards and UnityPoint Health Internal Audit policies. Manage,...
08.15.2017
Bachelor's degree is required Certification Required 5+ years of experience is required Reports to the VP Revenue Cycle as a key constituent of the Revenue Cycle, this position is responsible for the development and maintenance of an...
08.15.2017
Collect, oganizes and evaluate patient medical records from all Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital and Provider Based Clinics, reviewing them for accuracy and completeness. Communicate with other departments, physicians & office staff for...
07.17.2017
Perform diverse duties related to the electronic medical record. New employee will be assigned to one area of Epic HIM modules (Release of Information, Scanning, Deficiency Analysis) and will work in that area until proficient and able to be...
08.18.2017
The Health Information Technician in Ambulatory Care performs a variety of clerical duties necessary to maintain efficient flow of patient health information and ensure the Health Information Management department operates efficiently to support...
08.18.2017
The Health Information Technician in Ambulatory Care performs a variety of clerical duities necessary to maintain efficient flow of patient health information and ensure the Health Information Management department operates efficiently to support...
08.23.2017
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08.21.2017
Works under the general direction of the Health Information Management Manager. Processes all pertinent incoming or outgoing paperwork in accordance with daily job duties. All work is carried out in accordance with the department's approved...
  1. Manager - Health Information Department Columbus, IN Columbus Regional Health
    Columbus Regional Health is seeking an experienced leader in the field of Health Information to manage 12+ employees and report to the Director of Health Information/Privacy Officer. Responsibilities of this department Release of Information,...
  2. Health Information Manager Pella, IA Pella Regional Health Center
    Responsible for the daily operations of the Health Information Department and it's personnel. The manager works as an integral part of the management team in cooperation with the medical staff, administration, and other departments to provides a...
  3. Health Information Representative - Health Information Sioux Center, IA Sioux Center Health
    The Health Information Representative performs a variety of duties to assist the staff with the general functioning of the Health Information department. Position Highlights: Discover a Career of Faith and Healing: For over 60 years, Sioux...
  4. MANAGER, LAB INFORMATION SYSTEMS Charleston, SC Medical University of South Carolina
    The Manager, Lab Information Systems (LabIS) reports to the Director, Clinical and Revenue Cycle Systems / Information Solutions. Under limited supervision, the Manager, LabIS establishes strategic direction and ongoing supervision for a...
  5. Health Information Manager / LGMC HIM / FT Lafayette, LA Lafayette General Health
    In collaboration with the HIM System Operations Manager, the Manager is responsible to provide leadership, strategic direction and management of the day to day operations of the HIM department which includes but not limited to; HIPAA, Release of...
  6. Director, Health Information Management St Petersburg, FL Bayfront Health St Petersburg
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  7. Senior Manager - Information Security Job Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic - Rochester
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  8. Information Technology Audit Manager Cedar Rapids, IA UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital
    Establishing/Maintaining Internal Audit Program Manage, establish and deploy complex IT, operational, and compliance audit approaches, and adhere to Internal Audit Standards and UnityPoint Health Internal Audit policies. Manage,...
  9. Director, Health Information Management Boston, MA Tufts Medical Center
    Bachelor's degree is required Certification Required 5+ years of experience is required Reports to the VP Revenue Cycle as a key constituent of the Revenue Cycle, this position is responsible for the development and maintenance of an...
  10. HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CLERK Bozeman, MT Bozeman Health Services
    Collect, oganizes and evaluate patient medical records from all Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital and Provider Based Clinics, reviewing them for accuracy and completeness. Communicate with other departments, physicians & office staff for...
  11. Health Information Specialist I Gastonia, NC CaroMont Health
    Perform diverse duties related to the electronic medical record. New employee will be assigned to one area of Epic HIM modules (Release of Information, Scanning, Deficiency Analysis) and will work in that area until proficient and able to be...
  12. Health Information Technician - Ambulatory Care Indianapolis, IN Eskenazi Health
    The Health Information Technician in Ambulatory Care performs a variety of clerical duties necessary to maintain efficient flow of patient health information and ensure the Health Information Management department operates efficiently to support...
  13. Health Information Technician - Ambulatory Care Indianapolis, IN Eskenazi Health
    The Health Information Technician in Ambulatory Care performs a variety of clerical duities necessary to maintain efficient flow of patient health information and ensure the Health Information Management department operates efficiently to support...
  14. Health Information Specialist Seymour, IN Schneck Medical Center
    JOB REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION Minimum High School diploma or equivalent. Preferred - Medical Office Training. EXPERIENCE Preferred - At least three years medical office experience. JOB SUMMARY Processes requests for release of...
  15. HIM Clerk Lead - Health Information Management Wilmington, NC New Hanover Regional Medical Center
    Works under the general direction of the Health Information Management Manager. Processes all pertinent incoming or outgoing paperwork in accordance with daily job duties. All work is carried out in accordance with the department's approved...