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
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12.05.2017
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12.13.2017
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12.13.2017
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11.28.2017
The Health Information Specialist is responsible for locating and delivering medical records as authorized and retrieving and filing medical records as required. Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent, excellent customer...
12.13.2017
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10.02.2017
Organizes and evaluates patient medical records on paper and electronically. Reviews medical records, charts and documents for accuracy and completeness. Makes corrections as needed. Files medical records, reports and other HIM documents....
12.06.2017
The HIM Tech (Release of Information) specializes in an understanding of the medico legal implications and responsibilities related to the release of patient records for both the protection of the patient and the facility. He/She will be under...
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  2. MANAGER INFORMATION SECURITY Lynchburg, VA Centra Health
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  3. Manager - Information Security Job Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic Campus in Minnesota
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  4. ANALYST HEALTH INFORMATION III Lynchburg, VA Centra Health
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  5. Health Information Specialist- HI Newark, OH Licking Memorial Health Systems
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  8. Manager - Information Systems Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge General Medical Center
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  9. Health Information Management Specialist Boston, MA Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary
    POSITION SUMMARY: Coordinates and actively participates in the daily assigned duties of the department to ensure timely delivery and quality of information throughout Mass. Eye and Ear. The Health Information Management Specialist maintains...
  10. AVP, HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Worcester, MA UMass Memorial Medical Center
    Under the guidance of the System Vice President for Revenue Cycle Operations, the Associate Vice President (AVP), Health Information Management (HIM) is responsible for ensuring timely, efficient, accurate and compliant operations of the HIM...
  11. HEALTH INFORMATION ANALYST (B705) Tupelo, MS North MS Medical Center
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  12. Health Information Specialist Hendersonville, NC Pardee Hospital
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