The Health Information Administrator is responsible for preparing medical records and maintaining a central file which documents the course of patients' illnesses and treatments during a particular episode as a patient, preparing statistical reports, and providing information to authorized persons.
Supervise the preparation of Medical Records and assure that the records are complete, accurate, and conform to accepted standards. Supervise the filing and retrieval of completed records.
Supervise the release of medical information in accordance with hospital regulations for preparation of insurance forms, census forms, death and birth certificates, etc.
Answer inquiries regarding information recorded in patient's charts and represents hospital in court cases involving medical or clinical records.
Supervise the preparation of various statistical reports as required and accumulates data used in preparation of reports such as morbidity, birth, types of diseases treated, analysis of utilization of beds according to professional services and percentage of beds occupied, etc.
Retrieve data used for quality assurance studies conducted by medical staff or ancillary services. Provide information to be used in infection control programs.
Maintain a program for retention of records and reports to ensure preservation and to meet governmental guidelines.
Participate in in-service education programs by arranging for and/or conducting sessions on procedures and policies and information available in the department, release of information, and consent to care.
Design systems and methods to make medical records data more accessible.
Act as secretary for Medical Staff committees.
Assist medical staff in research, study, and preparation of material for publication in professional journals and for research projects.
May maintain the hospital library.
Performs other duties as assigned.
College degree plus successful completion of the Registered Record Administrator examination.
Must have a minimum of three (3) years experience at least one of which must be in a supervisory role.
POSITION PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must possess physical ability to endure prolonged sitting; moderate walking; lifting and carrying. May require exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently; and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work.
Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of and maintenance, and preservation of patients' medical records in accordance with standards set by accrediting agencies and legal statutes.
Responsible for the control and confidentiality of the patients' medical records.
Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of statistical reports and completion of forms and assisting the medical staff and ancillary service in retrieving information for quality assurance studies.
Responsible for assisting medical staff in research of material for publication, and research projects