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Technician - Medical Records and Health Information
Technician - Medical Records and Health Information
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Technician - Medical Records and Health Information

Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Assign the patient to diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), using appropriate computer software.
  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with regulations.
  • Process patient admission or discharge documents.
  • Getting Information - collect statistical data
  • Transcribe medical reports.
  • Resolve or clarify codes or diagnoses with conflicting, missing, or unclear information by consulting with doctors or others or by participating in the coding team's regular meetings.
  • Enter data, such as demographic characteristics, history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures, or treatment into computer.

About the test

The HR Avatar Technician - Medical Records and Health Information Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Technician - Medical Records and Health Information test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Health Care Administration (US)
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:29-2071.00
Simulation Context:Lower-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$25,070 or less
Bottom 25%:
$29,940 or less
Median:
$38,040 (Average)
Top 25%:
$49,770 or more
Top 10%:
$62,840 or more

Hourly US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$12.05 or less
Bottom 25%:
$14.39 or less
Median:
$18.29 (Average)
Top 25%:
$23.93 or more
Top 10%:
$30.21 or more

US Employment Statistics
2014:
188,600
2024 (projected):
217,600
Annual U.S. Job Openings:7,120

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Clerical
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Education and Training
Top Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Time Management
Top Abilities
  • Near Vision
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Category Flexibility
  • Information Ordering
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Speech Recognition
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
48%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
11%
Some College:
21%
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
20%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
12%
Less than 1 Month:
9%
3 - 6 Months:
3%
6 Months - 1 Year:
40%
1 - 2 Years:
20%
2 - 4 Years:
14%
4 - 6 Years:
2%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Applications Analyst, Business Office Representative, Cancer Registrar, Certified Coding Specialist, Certified Medical Coder, Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Clinical Analyst, Clinical Data Specialist, Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDIS), Clinical Office Technician, Coder, Compliance Coordinator, Disability Rater, Health Data Analyst, Health Informatics Specialist, Health Information Administrator, Health Information Clerk, Health Information Coder, Health Information Management Hospital Coder (HIM Hospital Coder), Health Information Management Technician, Health Information Specialist, Health Information Systems Technician, Health Information Technician (Health Information Tech), Health Record Technician, Health Services Information Specialist, Health Unit Clerk, Historian, Hospital Unit Clerk, ICD-9 Coder (International Classification of Diseases Coder), Insurance Coder, Library Historian, Medical Administrative Specialist, Medical Administrative Technician, Medical Biller, Medical Biller Coder, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, Medical Billing Coder, Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Care Evaluation Specialist, Medical Claims Processor, Medical Coder, Medical Coding Technician, Medical Data Analyst, Medical Insurance Coder, Medical Insurance Coding Specialist, Medical Office Technician, Medical Record Assistant, Medical Record Coder, Medical Record Consultant, Medical Record Specialist, Medical Records Analyst, Medical Records Clerk, Medical Records Coordinator, Medical Records Custodian, Medical Records Director, Medical Records Supervisor, Medical Records Technician (Medical Records Tech), Medical Reimbursement Specialist, Public Health Registrar, Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Release of Information Specialist, Severity of Illness Coordinator, Tumor Registrar

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Complete a supplies order.
  • Review measurements to ensure they are in the proper range.
  • Learn about and explain work schedule guidelines.
  • Calculate contribution for a savings account.
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