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Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars - 29-9021.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Apply knowledge of healthcare and information systems to assist in the design, development, and continued modification and analysis of computerized healthcare systems. Abstract, collect, and analyze treatment and followup information of patients. May educate staff and assist in problem solving to promote the implementation of the healthcare information system. May design, develop, test, and implement databases with complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status to help monitor diseases.

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Tasks

  • Assign the patient to diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), using appropriate computer software.
  • Compile medical care and census data for statistical reports on diseases treated, surgery performed, or use of hospital beds.
  • Design databases to support healthcare applications, ensuring security, performance and reliability.
  • Develop in-service educational materials.
  • Evaluate and recommend upgrades or improvements to existing computerized healthcare systems.
  • Facilitate and promote activities, such as lunches, seminars, or tours, to foster healthcare information privacy or security awareness within the organization.
  • Identify, compile, abstract, and code patient data, using standard classification systems.
  • Manage the department or supervise clerical workers, directing or controlling activities of personnel in the medical records department.
  • Monitor changes in legislation and accreditation standards that affect information security or privacy in the computerized healthcare system.
  • Plan, develop, maintain, or operate a variety of health record indexes or storage and retrieval systems to collect, classify, store, or analyze information.
  • Prepare statistical reports, narrative reports, or graphic presentations of information, such as tumor registry data for use by hospital staff, researchers, or other users.
  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
  • Resolve or clarify codes or diagnoses with conflicting, missing, or unclear information by consulting with doctors or others or by participating in the coding team's regular meetings.
  • Retrieve patient medical records for physicians, technicians, or other medical personnel.
  • Train medical records staff.
  • Write or maintain archived procedures, procedural codes, or queries for applications.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Classify materials according to standard systems.
  • Code data or other information.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Communicate with management or other staff to resolve problems.
  • Create databases to store electronic data.
  • Develop procedures for data management.
  • Evaluate applicable laws and regulations to determine impact on organizational activities.
  • Gather medical information from patient histories.
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Maintain security.
  • Manage healthcare operations.
  • Market products, services, or events.
  • Monitor external affairs or events affecting business operations.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Prepare healthcare training materials.
  • Present medical research reports.
  • Promote educational institutions or programs.
  • Recommend changes to improve computer or information systems.
  • Supervise medical support personnel.
  • Test computer hardware performance.
  • Test software performance.
  • Train caregivers or other non-medical personnel.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerospace Medical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Chief Medical NCO (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Medic Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Craftsman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Craftsman, Health Information Technology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Journeyman, Health Information Technology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Medical Administration Specialty (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Cast Room Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Orthopedic Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Patient Administration (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Patient Administration Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Patient Administrator (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Reserve Medical Administration Technician (RMAT) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST
  • TUMOR REGISTRAR

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Medical Record Coder
  • Medical Record Technician
  • Medical-Record Clerk
  • Pheresis Specialist
  • Public Health Registrar
  • Transplant Coordinator
  • Tumor Registrar
  • Utilization-Review Coordinator