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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.
- Spring '11