Health Information Management
The Health Information Management (HIM) field places you right where the expanding arena of health information and cutting edge technology meet. As an HIM professional, you are the expert on patient data that physicians and other providers rely on to perform their jobs. By maintaining, collecting and analyzing health information, HIM makes an important contribution to the delivery of quality care.
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
All tests and treatments performed on patients must be accurately recorded. These records include things like symptoms and medical history, examinations, test results and diagnoses and treatment plans. The Registered Health Information Administrator ensures all required information recorded by RHIAs may also be used to improve patient care, assist in survey and research projects and help control costs. This credential requires a bachelor's degree and successful performance on the RHIA certification exam.
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
Working with records kept by the Registered Health Information Administrators, Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT) help to improve patient care. RHITs review patient records and assign numeric codes, which are then used by special computer programs to determine insurance reimbursement. A RHIT credential requires an associate's degree and successful performance on the RHIT certification exam.
While it can be a very demanding job emotionally, Social Workers also have a very rewarding job. Social Workers provide support and counseling to patients and family members who are going through challenging circumstances. Social Workers also act as an advocate for patients who need assistance when discharged. Social Workers aid patients and family members in coordinating services such as Home Health Care when needed. Social Workers may also help patients arrange to receive insurance assistance if they qualify. Educational requirements for Social Workers normally consists of obtaining a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited school. Also required, is a license in social work from your state of employment.