By DeVry University
January 22, 2021
4 min read
January 22, 2021
4 min read
Like so many other industries, technology is making its mark in the healthcare world. With advances in health information technology and requirements around patient record keeping and privacy, qualified professionals are essential to maintaining, analyzing and organizing the massive amounts of data being recorded daily in the healthcare system.
As the population ages, health information technology jobs are expected to grow 8% on a national level over the next ten years1. This is much faster than the average for other industries. Depending on your education, work experience and other factors, you may also qualify for opportunities to progress into more advanced positions.
Interested in seeing if a career in health information technology might be a good fit for you? Read on to learn more.
Reduced medical costs associated with prescription drugs and medical procedures
Advances in targeted, personal healthcare protocols
Improved communication between healthcare specialists and patients
Improved patient health outcomes
Reduced medical errors
More accurate medical trend predictions
Better doctor and specialist mobility
Medical Records and Health Information Technician
Medical Records Analyst
Medical Records Supervisor
Health Informatics Specialist
Health Records Equipment Software Sales
Healthcare Data Analyst
Patient Account Specialist
Building, implementing and maintaining electronic health record systems.
Health information management such as ensuring the quality of patient data.
Analyzing patient and organizational data through data analytics.
Interacting with clinicians to ensure accurate workflows of data.
Train nurses, doctors and other medical professionals on accurate and effective data entry, retrieval and analysis.
Cross-collaboration across departments to solve problems in record keeping and reporting.
1https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm. Local growth will vary by location.
2When you complete the Associate in Health Information Technology, all but one course stacks into our Bachelor’s in Technical Management with a specialization in Health Information Management.
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