Career Profile: Electronic Health Record Management
Q1) Why Electronic Health Record Management?
A)With the increasing accessibility that doctors have to a patient’s medical history, surgeries, allergies to medicines, and recent visits yields an increasing demand for professionals who can manage this wealth of information to be accurate, private, and secure. Being certified as an Electronic Health Record Management Specialist can open the door to job opportunities, increased pay scale, and increased knowledge and expertise.
Q2) What does a professional do in this position?
A) Electronic Health Record Management professionals maintain and protect the privacy and security of patient documents and information through a variety of tasks. Specialists in this position utilize data interchange programs HL7, CDISC, and DICOM. On a daily basis, an electronic health record specialist will collect, organize, and maintain medical, legal, accreditation, and regulatory functions. Electronic Health Records Specialists are integral to data management, and will have an evolving role of responsibility as technology continues to advance.
Q3)Where do individuals in Electronic Health Record Management work?
A) Professionals in these positions typically work full-time in a hospital or physicians’ offices.
Q4) Do I need an advanced degree to get a job as an electronic health record management professional?
A) A high school diploma is required for national certification. Continuing education in a certification program that is approved by the National Health Career Association (NHA) is important to adopt the best standards and practices to put an individual in a position for employment. Experience in the field is always a benefit, but not necessary.
Q5) Similar healthcare occupations to explore:
A) Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Transcriptionists, Medical Records Technician, File Clerk, Document Imaging Specialist