What is an Electronic Health Records Manager?
All patient care in hospitals and large clinics is carefully documented within the records departments, and it is the job of a medical records manager to supervise this aspect of their operation.1 Electronic Health Records Managers are responsible for the accuracy, completeness, confidentiality and security of all healthcare information.2
Day to Day Tasks
- • Oversee and supervise work activities and staff of the medical records service department
- • Manage the recruitment, training and development of staff
- • Supervise the release of information to persons and agencies according to regulations
- • Assist in fiscal operations, including planning budgets and financial reporting
- • Monitor all functions of department ensuring services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements1
These tasks may vary depending on the company or type of facility that you work for. Examples of this include:
Settlement Health in New York, NY: Coordinate in the design, optimization and implementation of system enhancements, new tools and upgrades3
Kindred Healthcare in Carmel, IN: Develop and implement new policies and procedures for handling health information and assists in medical research and health care projects4
The Denver Hospice in Denver, CO: Coordinate data flow, transcription and patient information between clinical areas, admissions and finance areas5
Becoming a Health Information Manager
Because this is a position that involves supervising and directing other employees, the position typically requires prior work experience, most often five or more years. A minimum of a bachelor's degree and RHIA/RHIT certification is also expected. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected 2
According to Salary.com the median annual Medical Records Manager salary is $83,713, with a range usually between $72,193-$96,991.2
The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites health information management as one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the U.S. Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole will see an increase in the demand for medical services.6
If you are interested in pursuing a career as a Electronic Health Records Manager, you should learn more about degrees in healthcare administration.
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- Electronic Health Records Systems Manager job - Settlement Health - New York, NY. (n.d.). Retrieved July 07, 2016, from http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Settlement-Health/jobs/Electronic-Health-Record-System-Manager-caa5d06d35f536dc?q=Electronic Health Record Manager
- Medical Records Manager - FT Days - Bridgewater. (n.d.). Retrieved July 07, 2016, from http://jobview.monster.com/medical-records-manager-ft-days-bridgewater-job-carmel-in-us-169439397.aspx?mescoid=1100047001001
- Medical Records Manager - The Denver Hospice | Jobs.com. (n.d.). Retrieved July 07, 2016, from http://job-openings.monster.com/monster/4c2fc128-b9a1-406b-9c07-74619536bd2c?mescoid=1100047001001
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