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
03.29.2019
Summary: A full-time position with ACMC/Carris Health - Willmar. Responsible for planning, organizing, and directing medical records services for each patient, guiding processes involving medical records for Carris Health-wide improvement,...
04.24.2019
Occupational Summary Independently performs specialized or advanced health information activities necessary to organize, maintain, and use electronic patient health records. Activities required include research, analysis and compilation of...
04.24.2019
Maine Medical Center Department: MaineHealth Maine Medical Center/Integ IS Provider Systems Std Hrs/Wk: Full Time Shift: Day Shift Full/Part Time: 40 Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add to Cart Job Details: Position...
01.07.2019
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04.16.2019
Functioning within the Health Systems mission, values, objectives, procedures and policies, the Release of Information Specialist functions is responsible for fostering high levels of customer service in coordinating all information provided to...
03.12.2019
Health Information Assistant Health Information Assistant March 12, 2019 An opening currently exists for a full-time (40 hours a week) Health Information Assistant in our Health Information Department. This position will work Monday...
04.15.2019
We are looking for a Health Information Management to join our Record Content Management department as a Specialist - Health Information Management. Analyzes patient information to ensure compliance with standards established by Federal/State...
10.04.2018
Health Information Supervisor Health Information Supervisor October 4, 2018 Pomerene Hospital is currently seeking a full-time (40 hours a week) Health Information Supervisor in our Health Information Department. Active RHIA or RHIT...
03.28.2019
This position is for Health Information Management Release of Information (ROI). Utilizes independent analytical and critical thinking skills. Works independently and collaboratively across the enterprise with minimal supervision. Adheres to...
04.05.2019
We have Health Information Management Specialist openings available within our Record Content Management department. These positions are limited tenure with an anticipated end date of 3/31/2020. Analyzes patient information to ensure compliance...
04.15.2019
We are looking for a Health Information Management Specialist in our Record Content Management department. This will be a Limited Tenure role with an anticipated end date of 3/30/2020.Analyzes patient information to ensure compliance with...
04.05.2019
We have Health Information Management Specialist openings available within our Record Content Management department. These positions are limited tenure with an anticipated end date of 3/31/2020. Analyzes patient information to ensure compliance...
04.10.2019
Mercy Hospital has an opening for a temporary, day (8 to 10 hour shift) Health Information Student Clerk. This position would provide support to the Health Information Services staff with the completion of clerical, technical, and miscellaneous...
04.01.2019
Analyzes patient information to ensure compliance with standards established by Federal/State & Joint Commission & CMS regulations. Coordinates with clinicians to ensure documentation contains all required elements and is completed in a...
04.19.2019
Mercy Hospital has an opening for a full time Health Information Coordinator in its Health Information Services Department. This position will be responsible for (but not limited to) coding of inpatient and outpatient records using ICD-10-CM and...
  1. HEALTH INFORMATION MGMT MANAGER St. Cloud, MN CentraCare Health
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  2. HEALTH INFORMATION SPECIALIST Durham, NC Duke Health
    Occupational Summary Independently performs specialized or advanced health information activities necessary to organize, maintain, and use electronic patient health records. Activities required include research, analysis and compilation of...
  3. Information Systems Manager - Provider Systems Portland, ME MaineHealth
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  4. 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...
  5. Release Of Information Specialist - Health Information Management #724 Lima, OH Lima Memorial Health System
    Functioning within the Health Systems mission, values, objectives, procedures and policies, the Release of Information Specialist functions is responsible for fostering high levels of customer service in coordinating all information provided to...
  6. Health Information Assistant Millersburg, OH Pomerene Hospital
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  7. Specialist - Health Information Management Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic Campus in Minnesota
    We are looking for a Health Information Management to join our Record Content Management department as a Specialist - Health Information Management. Analyzes patient information to ensure compliance with standards established by Federal/State...
  8. Health Information Supervisor Millersburg, OH Pomerene Hospital
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  9. Specialist - Health Information Management Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic Campus in Minnesota
    This position is for Health Information Management Release of Information (ROI). Utilizes independent analytical and critical thinking skills. Works independently and collaboratively across the enterprise with minimal supervision. Adheres to...
  10. Specialist - Health Information Management Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic Campus in Minnesota
    We have Health Information Management Specialist openings available within our Record Content Management department. These positions are limited tenure with an anticipated end date of 3/31/2020. Analyzes patient information to ensure compliance...
  11. Specialist - Health Information Management Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic Campus in Minnesota
    We are looking for a Health Information Management Specialist in our Record Content Management department. This will be a Limited Tenure role with an anticipated end date of 3/30/2020.Analyzes patient information to ensure compliance with...
  12. Specialist - Health Information Management Jacksonville, FL Mayo Clinic's Campus in Florida
    We have Health Information Management Specialist openings available within our Record Content Management department. These positions are limited tenure with an anticipated end date of 3/31/2020. Analyzes patient information to ensure compliance...
  13. Health Information Student Clerk Moose Lake, MN Mercy Hospital - Moose Lake
    Mercy Hospital has an opening for a temporary, day (8 to 10 hour shift) Health Information Student Clerk. This position would provide support to the Health Information Services staff with the completion of clerical, technical, and miscellaneous...
  14. Specialist - Health Information Management Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic Campus in Minnesota
    Analyzes patient information to ensure compliance with standards established by Federal/State & Joint Commission & CMS regulations. Coordinates with clinicians to ensure documentation contains all required elements and is completed in a...
  15. Health Information Coordinator Moose Lake, MN Mercy Hospital - Moose Lake
    Mercy Hospital has an opening for a full time Health Information Coordinator in its Health Information Services Department. This position will be responsible for (but not limited to) coding of inpatient and outpatient records using ICD-10-CM and...