DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Occupational Description:Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the heath care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry’s numerical coding system. Excludes “File Clerks” (43-4071).
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 7E- East Central||90||16||$19.06/hr||$0.53/hr||$13.41/hr||$15.61/hr||$18.28/hr||$21.63/hr||$25.43/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Office Clerks, General||1,100||$13.25/hr||N/A|
|Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks||50||$19.54/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
- Compiles and maintains medical records of patients to document condition and treatment and to provide data for research studies.
- Maintains variety of health record indexes and storage and retrieval systems.
- Enters data, such as demographic characteristics, history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment into computer.
- Prepares statistical reports, narrative reports and graphic presentations of tumor registry data for use by hospital staff, researchers, and other users.
- Contacts discharged patients, their families, and physicians to maintain registry with follow-up information, such as quality of life and length of survival of cancer patients.
- Assists in special studies or research, as needed.
- Reviews records for completeness and to abstract and code data, using standard classification systems, and to identify and compile patient data.
- Compiles medical care and census data for statistical reports on diseases treated, surgery performed, and use of hospital beds.