what is the difference between health information technician and health information technologist?
- Anonymous7 years agoFavorite Answer
Health Information Management (HIM) professionals are responsible for the development and administration of healthcare data collection and reporting systems that ensure the quality, integrity, availability, and preservation of data in support of patient safety, privacy, confidentiality and security. HIM professionals have expertise in health informatics, which requires knowledge of clinical medicine, the computer-based patient record, coding and classifications systems, quality and human resource management, as well as ethical, legal, regulatory and accrediting agency requirements. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination and earn the credentials Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).(VERY important)
Health Information Technology(HIT).....focuses on the challenge of getting clinicians and consumers to use computer programs and information networks to maintain healthcare records, access relevant information about patient’s background and illness, and offer support for safer, better decisions. The issues of adoption also require addressing the difficult economic and regulatory issues slowing investment and use of computer systems and the growing gaps between communities’ access to these technologies. (projected to be very big because of EMR)