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

Health Information Manager


Jump to:

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.

.

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.

.

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.

.

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.

 

.

Salary Outlook

Resources

 

Title Company Location Posted
08.19.2019
Manager, Health Information Management Be Inspired! Located in the Richmond, VA area, Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers help individuals find The Power to Overcome strokes, injuries and other setbacks. We use evidence-based...
08.07.2019
This HIMS Manager position within CCE can be located at either Rochester, MN; Phoenix, AZ; Eau Claire, WI; or Jacksonville, FL. The HIMS Manager is responsible and accountable for department operations, fiscal/financial management, quality,...
08.01.2019
This HIMS Manager position within CCE can be located at either Rochester, MN; Eau Claire, WI; or Jacksonville, FL. The HIMS Manager is responsible and accountable for department operations, fiscal/financial management, quality, and service,...
08.01.2019
This HIMS Manager position within CCE can be located at either Rochester, MN; Eau Claire, WI; or Jacksonville, FL. The HIMS Manager is responsible and accountable for department operations, fiscal/financial management, quality, and service,...
08.01.2019
This HIMS Manager position within CCE can be located at either Rochester, MN; Eau Claire, WI; or Jacksonville, FL. The HIMS Manager is responsible and accountable for department operations, fiscal/financial management, quality, and service,...
07.21.2019
Description Position Summary: Responsible for managing the business operations of the Release of Information section of Health Information Services and Physician Practices.   Acts as a resource to...
08.19.2019
The Information Technology Program Manager is responsible for organizing and managing a portfolio of projects and programs that require advanced technology, applications, analytic, integration, and interface knowledge specific to the health...
08.13.2019
The Information Systems Manager, at Falmouth Hospital, Inc. (Falmouth Hospital), is responsible for developing technology infrastructure, crafting customized, back-end and front-end, system-software, as well as strategizing the efficient use of...
07.10.2019
This Manager position will provide support to the Cybersecurity Consulting Team in the Cybersecurity Business Services organization in OIS. The Manager is responsible to guide execution of all aspects of their teams strategy, delivery of...
08.19.2019
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research...
08.16.2019
Performs ICD and CPT coding of inpatient and outpatient medical records. This position has remote opporutnity after 90 days. Description: Analyzes, sequences and validates assigned codes based on medical record documentation using the...
08.19.2019
This position is expected to perform a higher level of generally more complex job-specific responsibilities from a HIM Technician I and HIM Technician II. There is a wide range of technical duties and provide clerical support in the health...
08.19.2019
Thisposition is expected to perform a higher level of generally more complex job-specific responsibilities from a HIM Technician I. There is a wide range of technical duties and provide clerical support in the health information management...
08.12.2019
Assign appropriate ED E/M level, Assigns accurate ICD-10-CM and CPT/HCPCS codes to outpatient diagnoses and procedures.Closely reviews each medical record in order to arrive at the most accurate and optimal Ambulatory Payment Classification...
08.19.2019
The HIM Specialist monitors, evaluates and troubleshoots the electronic medical record; prepares various daily, weekly and monthly reports; audits patient records for accuracy and completeness; assures record systems and procedures comply with...
  1. Manager, Health Information Mechanicsville, VA Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers
    Manager, Health Information Management Be Inspired! Located in the Richmond, VA area, Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers help individuals find The Power to Overcome strokes, injuries and other setbacks. We use evidence-based...
  2. Manager - Health Information Management Scottsdale, AZ Mayo Clinic's Campus in Arizona
    This HIMS Manager position within CCE can be located at either Rochester, MN; Phoenix, AZ; Eau Claire, WI; or Jacksonville, FL. The HIMS Manager is responsible and accountable for department operations, fiscal/financial management, quality,...
  3. Manager - Health Information Management La Crosse, WI Mayo Clinic's Campus in Wisconsin
    This HIMS Manager position within CCE can be located at either Rochester, MN; Eau Claire, WI; or Jacksonville, FL. The HIMS Manager is responsible and accountable for department operations, fiscal/financial management, quality, and service,...
  4. Manager - Health Information Management Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic's Campus in Minnesota
    This HIMS Manager position within CCE can be located at either Rochester, MN; Eau Claire, WI; or Jacksonville, FL. The HIMS Manager is responsible and accountable for department operations, fiscal/financial management, quality, and service,...
  5. Manager - Health Information Management Jacksonville, FL Mayo Clinic's Campus in Florida
    This HIMS Manager position within CCE can be located at either Rochester, MN; Eau Claire, WI; or Jacksonville, FL. The HIMS Manager is responsible and accountable for department operations, fiscal/financial management, quality, and service,...
  6. Manager, Release of Information Health Information Services Shaker Heights, OH University Hospitals
    Description Position Summary: Responsible for managing the business operations of the Release of Information section of Health Information Services and Physician Practices.   Acts as a resource to...
  7. INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROGRAM MANAGER Bozeman, MT Bozeman Health
    The Information Technology Program Manager is responsible for organizing and managing a portfolio of projects and programs that require advanced technology, applications, analytic, integration, and interface knowledge specific to the health...
  8. Information Systems Manager Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Healthcare
    The Information Systems Manager, at Falmouth Hospital, Inc. (Falmouth Hospital), is responsible for developing technology infrastructure, crafting customized, back-end and front-end, system-software, as well as strategizing the efficient use of...
  9. Manager - Information Security Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic's Campus in Minnesota
    This Manager position will provide support to the Cybersecurity Consulting Team in the Cybersecurity Business Services organization in OIS. The Manager is responsible to guide execution of all aspects of their teams strategy, delivery of...
  10. Information Security Program Manager - GRC Seattle, WA Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research...
  11. Health Information Coder Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Healthcare
    Performs ICD and CPT coding of inpatient and outpatient medical records. This position has remote opporutnity after 90 days. Description: Analyzes, sequences and validates assigned codes based on medical record documentation using the...
  12. Health Information Technician III Juneau, AK SEARHC
    This position is expected to perform a higher level of generally more complex job-specific responsibilities from a HIM Technician I and HIM Technician II. There is a wide range of technical duties and provide clerical support in the health...
  13. Health Information Technician II Juneau, AK SEARHC
    Thisposition is expected to perform a higher level of generally more complex job-specific responsibilities from a HIM Technician I. There is a wide range of technical duties and provide clerical support in the health information management...
  14. Health Information Coding Specialist Newark, OH Licking Memorial Health Systems
    Assign appropriate ED E/M level, Assigns accurate ICD-10-CM and CPT/HCPCS codes to outpatient diagnoses and procedures.Closely reviews each medical record in order to arrive at the most accurate and optimal Ambulatory Payment Classification...
  15. Health Information Management (HIM) Specialist Pascagoula, MS Singing River Health System
    The HIM Specialist monitors, evaluates and troubleshoots the electronic medical record; prepares various daily, weekly and monthly reports; audits patient records for accuracy and completeness; assures record systems and procedures comply with...