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Unformatted text preview: computer programs to gather and analyze patient data with the goal to improve patient care and help control costs. A records health technician will specialize in coding diagnosis and patient procedures in patients records to make sure that the organization is correctly reimbursed as well as for research purposes. A records health technician can also work as a cancer register where they compile and maintain information on cancer patients. Differences are that a health care technician is more likely to work in a hospital, doctors office, nursing home, home health agency, mental health facilities, pharmaceutical companies , law and insurance firms, and vendors who sell health care products. While a records administrator can also be found in many of these same settings they can also work in insurance companies, software vendors, provide consulting services, government agencies, and education....
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- Fall '10