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The bottom line is we’re not getting any younger and cloud storage is the new filing cabinet.Learn the scientific approach to health IT and know you’ll impact the medical industry for many years to come.
Do you notice that each passing year adds another “hitch to your get-along?” You know, the kind where seemingly small aches and pains don’t go away like they used to in years past? They sometimes lead to doctor visits, physical therapy treatments, and even medications.
We talk a lot about the aging population – where the U.S. alone currently has close to 50 million citizens 65 or older. However, they’re not the only ones needing medical attention, and all that health information has to go somewhere. Medical offices no longer maintain records in manila files folders like the old days.
Today’s electronic health records have to accurately track the massive increase in:
- treatment plans
- test results
- patient’s medical histories
- descriptions of symptoms
So who creates, maintains, and updates these records with an unsurpassed attention to detail and accuracy? You guessed it…Health Information Technicians. Think about all that data floating around in iClouds. When it relates to your health you want it precise and you want it private. Their job is to ensure information is complete, up-to-date, and properly entered into a clinical database.
“Custodians” of One of the Most Important Tools in Modern Health Care—The Medical Record
Thanks to health information technicians, doctors and other providers have a full range of information at their fingertips which can be used to plan and deliver high quality care. Here are just a few skills and benefits expected once you complete your training:
- You become an expert in medical terminology and disease processes.
- You experience great pride in supporting the work of providers, administrators and researchers.
- You maintain complete health records and organize data for clinical registries.
- You understand computer software and modes of information storage and retrieval.
- You manage sensitive health information in an ethical, informed manner.
- You adhere closely to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Healthcare is a rapidly expanding field. With the addition of an ever-increasing aging population the job opportunities remain strong. Even in a recession, science and technology continue to advance, and as the Magic 8 Ball might say, “Outlook good.” Okay, a little less scientific but highly reliable in my opinion.
IntelliTec’s Health Information Technician Program is available at: Colorado Springs | Pueblo| Grand Junction campuses. This Associate of Occupational Studies Degree program is designed to be completed in 15 months. Take a look at more specific information regarding IntelliTec’s Health Information Technician Program