By DeVry University
March 6, 2023
5 min read
March 6, 2023
5 min read
An RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) is a health information management professional whose skills are essential to the continued adoption and safe, secure usage of electronic health records (EHRs).
In this article, we’ll discuss the widespread use of EHRs, the requirements for RHIT certification, the qualifications you need to become an RHIT and the projected job growth for this occupation.
Medical Records and Health Information Technician
Medical Records Analyst
Medical Coding Specialist
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) suggests that health information technologists and medical registrars should also have the following soft skills to perform their duties effectively:
Analytical skills: This job may involve analyzing and interpreting data, as well as using the findings to spot trends and suggest improvements in healthcare delivery processes.
Integrity: Professionals in this field are expected to exercise discretion, prioritizing the protection of patients’ health information and protecting patient confidentiality as required by law.
Attention-to-Detail: Because accuracy is so crucial in this occupation, technicians need to manage clinical data with a high degree of precision.
Interpersonal skills: Collaboration with other members of medical teams such as physicians, nurses and medical technicians or administrative personnel is routine in this profession and requires the ability to communicate clearly and effectively using verbal or written methods.
Problem-solving: The ability to identify and resolve problems related to healthcare information is important in this occupation as it can impact the accuracy and correctness of patient data.
Degrees & Programs
Tuition & Financial Aid
In New York, DeVry University operates as DeVry College of New York. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org. The University’s Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. DeVry is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Arlington Campus: 1400 Crystal Dr., Ste. 120, Arlington, VA 22202. DeVry University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, www.tn.gov/thec. Naperville Campus: 1200 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL 60563. Unresolved complaints may be reported to the Illinois Board of Higher Education through the online compliant system https://complaints.ibhe.org/. View DeVry University’s complaint process https://www.devry.edu/compliance/student-complaint-procedure.html Program availability varies by location. In site-based programs, students will be required to take a substantial amount of coursework online to complete their program.
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