Health Information Administrator/Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

Health information administrators oversee the health information system which contains all medical documents, insurance information, and medical/legal documentation for a health care facility.

Specializations

Utilization Review Coordinator – Sometimes referred to as a discharge planner, a coordinator reviews patient records and analyzes information about the patient’s insurance, admission, treatment, and length of stay.

Work Activities/Work Locations

Health information administrators work in health care settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, home health care agencies, clinics, public health agencies, or health maintenance organizations (HMO’s). They supervise the medical records department, including appropriate storage, maintenance, and retrieval.

 

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