Health Information Management as a Career

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Health Information Management as a Career. Where the Future Clicks. What do you want to do in the future?. Health Information Management Professional?. Have you thought about. What is a health - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Health Information Management as a CareerWhere the Future Clicks

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    What do you want to do in the future?

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    Health Information Management Professional?Have you thought about.

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    What is a health information management professional and why should you consider it as a career option?

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    What is a health record?The patient health record is the primary legal record documenting the health care services provided to a person in any aspect of the health care system.

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    Health Information Management (HIM)Maintenance and care of health records by traditional and electronic means in hospitals, physicians office, clinics, health departments, and other facilities that provide healthcare

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    Health Information Management ProfessionalsMaintain, collect, and analyze the data that healthcare providers rely on to deliver quality healthcare.

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    Health Information Management ProfessionalsAdministering computer information systemsCoding diagnoses and procedures Experts in Managing patient information and health records

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    Health Information Management ProfessionalsCollecting and storing information Experts in Using and transmitting informationMaintaining patient confidentiality

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    One of the fastest growing occupations Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition

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    Employment Opportunities

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    Employment Opportunities

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    Education Levels & Potential Earnings

    Bachelors Degree (4-year program) StartingAfter 5 yearsRegistered Health Information Administration (RHIA) Certification$30,000 - $50,000 $50,000 - $75,000Associates Degree (2-year program) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Certification$25,000 - $35,000$35,000 - $50,000

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    Getting StartedWhere do you begin?

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    Step One

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    Step Two

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    CAHIIMThe Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) defines standards which higher education health information management and technology programs must meet to qualify for accreditation.

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    Why choose a CAHIIM Accredited program? Students who graduate from an accreditedassociates, bachelors, or certificate program are qualified to sit for their respective exams for certification as a Registered Health Information Technician(RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).

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    Step Three

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    Step FourDoctorate

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    This presentation has been adapted by the Illinois Health Information Management Association using materials from the American Health Information Management Association.

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    For More InfoIllinois Health Information Management Association www.ILHIMA.org

    Health Information Careerswww.hicareers.com

    American Health Information Management Associationwww.AHIMA.org

    CAHIIM Accredited HIM programswww.CAHIIM.org

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    ***HIM is a very broad and successful field for health care professionals. There are several career opportunities in Health Information Management upon completion of an accredited program. There are traditional and non-traditional settings for an HIM professional to work within.Traditional settings include: Managing an HIM medical records department, cancer registry, coding, trauma registry, transcription, quality improvement, risk management, release of information, patient admissions, compliance auditor, physician accreditation, utilization review, physician offices.*

    Non-traditional settings include: consulting firms, government agencies, law firms, insurance companies, correctional facilities, extended care facilities, pharmaceutical research, information technology and medical software companies***

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