Health Information Management Services (HIMS)

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Health Information Management Services (HIMS)

People trained in HIMS have many different titles including medical record technicians or health information technicians. Some have titles for more specialized jobs such as coders and cancer registrars.

What you would do: Duties vary by employer, the size of the facility in which an HIMS works, and if the HIMS has chosen a specialty. The vast majority of health information technicians organize and maintain data for clinical databases, ensure the integrity and accuracy of patient data, track patient outcomes, maintain confidentiality of patients’ records, and use special classification software for records, medical coding, payment, and insurance reimbursement.

Where you would work: Technicians often work in hospitals or medical clinics, and are usually in an office setting with very little patient interaction. They can also work in administrative and support services, or in scientific and technical services. Some work for hospitals or insurance agencies from home, and work on a permanent or free-lance basis!

What you could earn: The median pay for health information technicians in Nebraska is $17.15/hour or $35,700 annually.  Pay is usually commensurate with experience and full benefits are usually given.

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Want more information? Visit the Department of Labor for more information on job growth, payment, duties, and important skills and abilities.

 

All statistics gathered from the Department of Labor.

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