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Unformatted text preview: accuracy of patient records. Once they are verified, the RHIT puts everything into a database. RHIA are experts when it comes to information about patients and records. They are also able to make analysis according to medical terminologies and are linked to care providers, payers and patients. They collect and analyze patient data in order to make adequate decisions. However, they do not have the ability to make decisions but can analyze the patient data to improve patient care or costs. It can be mistaken that RHIT’s and RHIA’s are of the same job description. RHIT’s only gather the information for medications and make entries in the computer systems. If ordered by RHIA, RHIT are allowed to analyze patient data. RHIA are the only ones that can make the decisions based on the data....
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- Spring '11
- Health care provider, administrator, Registered Health Information