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Checkpoint: Records Administrators and Technicians Everyone in the medical field has a important role. One important part of the administrators and heath information tech are keeping all the patients medical records current. Every patient chart must be completed, and up to date. This is done by medical personnel only known as The Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). The role of an RHIT is to manage and analyze health care data and to also generate statistics. This work is used to evaluate the quality of various health care programs, check compliance with standards, and evaluate costs. A RHIA, also known as a Registered Health Information Administrator , work with different health care providers , payers, patients and all other organizations to collect as well as analyze the comprehensive health care data. By analyzing and managing all the health care information, which include medical records, RHIAs make sure to compile all the necessary information to ensure that patient care is handled ethically, legally, and
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Unformatted text preview: making sure all information in right. Other than collecting and analyze patient data, RHIAs must have specialized skills. RHIAs are typically very comfortable working on computers, preparing health data for accreditation surveys, and coding information for reimbursement and research. Although RHIAs are expected to provide comprehensive health information to lawful participants, they are also required to protect the privacy and security of confidential medical records and patient data. It is therefore necessary for RHIAs to have expertise on ethical standards and legal requirements within the health care industry. On the other hand, in order to become an RHIT, one must complete all the requirements as outlined by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). This association is the governing body for health information management professionals. References What is RHIT and RHIA. Retrieved from: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-rhit.htm...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2011 for the course MEDICAL hca 240 taught by Professor Price during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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