Hoe om 'n gesondheidsinligtingtegnikus te wees

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Gesondheidsorg in die VSA is 'n groot bedryf. Elke dag, hospitale en dokters se kantore produseer miljoene bladsye van inligting oor hul pasiënte. Hulle benodig gesondheidsinligtingtegnici om hulle te help om die data te verstaan en te berg. Vind uit hoe om 'n gesondheidsinligtingtegnikus te word.

Health care in the USA is a huge industry. Every day, hospitals and doctors’ offices produce millions of pages of information about their patients. They need health information technicians to help them understand and store the data. Find out how to become a health information technician.

Two people in white lab coats reading data from a gray machine - health information technician
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Two people in white lab coats reading data from a gray machine - health information technician
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Wat is 'n gesondheidsinligting-tegnikus?

What is a health information technician?

Gesondheidsorg tegnici lees en lêer mediese rekords. Mediese rekords is belangrik vir mense se lewens en gesondheid. Geskoolde mense organiseer en bestuur hierdie inligting. Die naam van hierdie werk is gesondheidsinligtingtegnikus (GETREF) of mediese rekords tegnikus.

Health care technicians read and file medical records. Medical records are important to people’s lives and health. Skilled people organize and manage this information. The name of this job is health information technician (HIT) or medical records technician.

Oor die werk

About the job

Wat kan jy verwag in die werk van gesondheidsinligting-tegnikus?

What can you expect in the job of health information technician?

Pligte van 'n gesondheidsinligting-tegnikus

Duties of a health information technician

Die belangrikste plig van 'n gesondheidsinligtingtegnikus is om mediese rekords veilig te hou, akkurate, en op datum. dokters, verpleegsters, hospitaalbestuurders, en gesondheidsversekeringmaatskappye benodig almal korrekte inligting wat aan hulle beskikbaar is. Byna al hierdie rekords is gehou op rekenaars. 'N paar is op papier, en hierdie vraestelle moet dalk geskandeer en ingedien word.

The main duty of a health information technician is to keep medical records safe, accurate, and up to date. Doctors, nurses, hospital managers, and health insurance companies all need correct information to be available to them. Almost all these records are kept on computers. A few are on paper, and these papers may need to be scanned and filed.

Treffers maak seker dat alle ander gesondheidswerkers (soos dokters, verpleegsters en mediese tegnici) volledige mediese rekords. Treffers moet verstaan en gebruik die kodes gebruik vir verskillende mediese prosedures.

HITs make sure that all other health workers (such as doctors, nurses and medical technicians) complete medical records. HITs must understand and use the codes used for different medical procedures.

Kyk na 'n video oor die werk van 'n TREFFER

Watch a video about the job of an HIT

Werkplek

Workplace

Mees treffers werk in hospitale. Hulle kan ook in klinieke en dokters se kantore werk. Sommige treffers werk uit die huis. Treffers kan ook werk vir gesondheid versekering maatskappye, vir die regering, of in mediese navorsing.

Most HITs work in hospitals. They may also work in clinics and doctors’ offices. Some HITs work from home. HITs may also work for health insurance companies, for the government, or in medical research.

Salaris vir gesondheid inligting tegnici

Salary for health information technicians

in 2017, die gemiddelde betaal vir treffers was oor $39,000 per jaar. Maar jaarlikse salaris kan meer wees as $70,000 vir ervare werkers in sommige groot stede of so laag as wat $25,000 vir toegangvlakwerkers in landelike gebiede.

In 2017, the average pay for HITs was about $39,000 per year. But annual salary can be more than $70,000 for experienced workers in some big cities or as low as $25,000 for entry-level workers in rural areas.

Oor die persoon

About the person

Watter soort persoon maak 'n goeie gesondheid inligting tegnikus?

What kind of person makes a good health information technician?

Eienskappe moet jy het

Qualities you should have

  • aandag aan detail – TREFFER werk is vol klein besonderhede en moet akkuraat wees
  • goeie etiek – mediese rekords is vertroulik 'n
  • vermoë om inligting te analiseer – GETREF data sluit komplekse mediese inligting en regulasies
  • attention to detail – HIT work is full of small details and must be accurate
  • good ethics – medical records are confidential an
  • ability to analyze information – HIT data includes complex medical information and regulations

Vaardighede jy sal moet

Skills you will need

  • rekenaar vaardighede
  • begrip van mediese terme
  • begrip van wetlike prosedures
  • kennis van gesondheidsorg koste en betalings
  • opleiding in mediese kodering stelsels
  • computer skills
  • understanding of medical terms
  • understanding of legal procedures
  • knowledge of health care costs and payments
  • training in medical coding systems

Kry gekwalifiseerde

Get qualified

Watter opleiding, sertifisering en ervaring doen gesondheidsinligting tegnici nodig?

What training, certification and experience do health information technicians need?

Opleiding vir gesondheid inligting tegnici

Training for health information technicians

Die mees algemene opleiding is 'n kursus in Gesondheidsinligtingbestuur. Hierdie kursus moet geakkrediteer wees (Goedgekeur) by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). A CAHIIM- accredited course will give you an associate’s degree. The course usually takes two years. You can find an accredited course near you through the Cahim database.

The most common training is a course in Health Information Management. This course should be accredited (approved) by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). A CAHIIM- accredited course will give you an associate’s degree. The course usually takes two years. You can find an accredited course near you through the Cahim database.

On the CAHIIM database, select your state from the dropdown menu. De-select all programs except “Health Information Management : Associate Degree.” If you only want to study online, de-select “Campus Based.” Then choose “Search.”

On the CAHIIM database, select your state from the dropdown menu. De-select all programs except “Health Information Management : Associate Degree.” If you only want to study online, de-select “Campus Based.” Then choose “Search.”

If no programs come up in your state, try a neighboring state. Daar is 109 online courses on this database and many more campus-based courses.

If no programs come up in your state, try a neighboring state. There are 109 online courses on this database and many more campus-based courses.

Certification for health information technicians

Certification for health information technicians

There are several certifications for different types of HIT. Some are specifically for coding systems or for cancer records. The most general certification is the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) sertifisering. To apply for RHIT, you need to complete a CAHIIM- accredited course.

There are several certifications for different types of HIT. Some are specifically for coding systems or for cancer records. The most general certification is the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification. To apply for RHIT, you need to complete a CAHIIM- accredited course.

Ervaring

Experience

Experience is important, ook. Byvoorbeeld, if you have worked as a receptionist in a doctor’s office, you will have learned to manage information. A medical clerk may have experience with medical codes. These previous jobs may help you become a health information technician without a college course. You will probably still need certification.

Experience is important, too. For example, if you have worked as a receptionist in a doctor’s office, you will have learned to manage information. A medical clerk may have experience with medical codes. These previous jobs may help you become a health information technician without a college course. You will probably still need certification.

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