The Health Information Technician is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations in the US. These technicians manage medical records of laboratory tests and x-rays, diagnoses and treatment plans. They assign a code to each diagnosis and procedure, which determines cost and reimbursements for hospitals, clinics, physicians and nursing homes. Health Information Technicians also use computer software to analyze and improve patient care, control costs or surveys to use in research studies or legal actions. The student will receive specialized instruction in the preparation, maintenance, organization, completeness, and security of the patient?s medical record. Average Medical Information Technician Salary-$32,373.*Based on 2003 Salary Survey-Erie Pa.Source-salary.com, Inc. Health Information Technicians will find employment in: hospitals, nursing homes, medical group practices, clinics, public health departments, insurance firms, and more.
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