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Health information management occupations

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1252

Health information management technicians and related workers collect, code, record, review and manage health information. They are employed by hospitals, clinics, workplace health and safety boards, health record consulting firms and other health care establishments. Health information management technicians and related workers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

Job Duties for Health information management occupations

  • Classify and code diseases according to an established classification system
  • Collect, code, cross-reference and store health records and related information
  • Abstract, assemble and analyze clinical data and related demographic information from health records according to established policies and procedures
  • Operate information systems to maintain indexes for classification systems and to manage and retrieve health records information
  • Prepare medical, social and administrative statistics
  • May supervise other health information management technicians and related workers.

Working Conditions for Health information management occupations

Work takes place in a typical office setting.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Cancer Registrar
  • Health Information Management Coder
  • Health Information Management Practitioner
  • Health Information Management Professional
  • Health Information Management Supervisor
  • Health Information Management Technician
  • Health Records Classifier
  • Health Records Management Coder
  • Health Records Management Supervisor
  • Health Records Technician
  • Medical Records Supervisor
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Medical Records Technicians Supervisor
  • Medical Records Unit Supervisor
  • Tumour Registrar
  • Health Information Management Supervisor
  • Health Information Management Technician
  • Health Records Technician
  • Medical Records Unit Supervisor
  • Quality Improvement Decision Support Specialist
  • Health Information Specialist

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