HCR 210 Week 2: CheckPoint: Records Administrators and Technicians How the general duties for handling patient records differ between a records administrator (RHIA) and a records technician (RHIT)? Registered Health Information Administrator is known as RHIA. The RHIA acts as the critical link for care providers, payers and patients. It is an expert in managing patient healthcare information and medical records. Also RHIA will administer computer information systems, collect and analyze patient data and make classification in medical terminologies. RHIA possesses comprehensive knowledge of medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements that are related to healthcare delivery. At most, it maintains the privacy of the protected patient information. RHIA will interact with all levels which include clinical, financial, and administrative and information systems. Registered Health Information Technical also termed as RHIT. RHIT is health information technician. This technician works in hospitals and can also be
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