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Check Point 2: Records Administrators and Technicians 1 Check Point 2: Records Administrators and Technicians Brandy Barnett HCR/210 September 1, 2011 Lyndsey Jacobs
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Check Point 2: Records Administrators and Technicians 2 Records Administrators and Technicians Health records administrators (RHIA) and health records technicians (RHIT) both work in the organization and management of patient information. In comparison to administrators, technicians have less educational requirements, fewer managerial responsibilities and receive lower salaries. A Health records technician (RHIT) is involved in assembling medical data and charts, maintaining secure records, coding diagnoses and ensuring access to healthcare information. A Health records administrator (RHIA) is also responsible for the security and organization of patient data, but their responsibilities are greater, as they are involved in the planning and supervision of records systems. They run and supervise records departments, stay up-to-date with changing healthcare regulations and legislation and manage electronic databases. One of several differences between a RHIA and a RHIT is administrator (RHIA) manages or
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course MGT 210 taught by Professor Ach during the Spring '11 term at University of Louisville.

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