Health Information Manager

Health Information Manager

Alt Names:  Healthcare Executive, Healthcare Administrator, Medical and Health Services Manager, HIM, Medical Services Manager, Health Services Manager

Career Description

Health Information Managers have the heavy task of managing and maintaining health information ranging from informing staff and patients of new laws and regulations to keeping inventory and watching expenses of health facility.

Job Responsibilities

  • Organize and review facility finances to make sure information is accurate (ranges from expenses of facility to billing of patients)

  • Create work schedules for staff

  • Strategically plan on ways to improve quality and image of facility

  • Represent facility at investor meetings and other work related meetings or galas

  • Supervise assistant administrators

  • Manage inventory and organize records related to facility

  • Inform staff (and at time patients) of current health regulations and laws

Education & Training   

  • Bachelors’ degree is minimum required education ; Masters’ degrees have become very common

Important Courses & Info:

  • Most people are hired based on internship and background experience

  • Degrees accepted include: public health, public administration, health services (mainly careers public health services related)

  • Graduate programs may last 2-3 years with 1 year supervised training

License and/or Certification

  • No license or certifications required but must have degree

Salary

2010 Median Pay: $84,270 per year [Source:BLS.Gov]

Valuable Skills & Qualities

This occupation is good for people who are:

  • Organized

  • Honest

  • Self-motivated

  • Quick learners

  • Dependable

Work Environment/Setting

Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, medical group practices

Similar Careers

  • Medical Records and Health Information Technician

  • Medical Transcriptionist

  • Medical Billing Specialist

 

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