The Role and Responsibilities of Health Information Managers

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Health Information Managers are specially trained professional within the healthcare field who handle confidential patient medical and health records. Managers are tasked with keeping all records secure and responsible for the safe handling of all healthcare informatics as well as updating and documenting new events into patient records as need in addition to managing the information contained within the patient files, the health information managers are responsible for safety and secure storage of all records in an electronic and hard copy format for easy access by other healthcare staff, such as physician, nurses, and medical billing professionals.

To become a certified Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Health information managers are usually certified as Registered Health Information Administrators (RHIA) after completing a bachelor’s degree in health informatics or health information management from school accredited by the Commission on Accrediting for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and after passing their respective certification exam.

The Role and Responsibilities of a Manager

Health Information manager are primarily responsible for all inpatient and outpatient medical health records. The goal of the department is to ensure accuracy, confidentiality and accessibility in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as maintenance and security of all patient information. Manager is responsible for federal and state legislature that require that all healthcare providers to maintain electronic patient records and ensure that these records are securely protected to protect patient privacy and confidentiality

A manager has to stay current with the local, state, and fe...

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