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Without HIT professionals, many doctors would be overloaded with paperwork and would not collect enough money to continue to stay in business.
Technology changes the way we do business on a daily basis. Technology is making it possible for patients to have access to their health care records from anywhere and at any time. This technology has brought forth EHR (Electronic Health Records). What it means for you is that you can have your health history and information shared with any doctor of your choosing almost instantaneously. It allows for better quality of care for you and makes it easier for any doctor treating you to make better decisions about your care.
To make this technology possible, Health Information Technicians are needed to help ensure the timely posting and integrity of the information contained in the electronic health record program. Health Information Technician professionals work to make sure your information is private and secure by communicating with information technicians, doctors, management, staff, and you to make sure that your information is shared with only the people who have authorization to view it.
Other duties of HIT professionals include daily record keeping. The medical record is the only accounting system that a medical practice has to track the services rendered and the amount of money earned. HIT professionals track this information, collect money from patients, collect money from insurance companies, appeal unpaid claims for you and your doctor, and help the doctor to communicate with the insurance companies using required standard codes and language.
If you have always been intrigued by the medical field, but also a little too squeamish about needles; then the business side of medical could be your answer. Check out our Health Information Technician Program today.[boilerplate about-colorado]