Health Informatics 1 Objectives To gain a basic

Health Informatics 1 Objectives  To gain a basic

Health Informatics 1 Objectives To gain a basic understanding of the Health Informatics Pathway. To discover career options available within the Health Informatics Pathway. To explore the working environment, educational requirements, skills

needed and salary of careers available within the Health Informatics Pathway. 2 Pathway Overview Careers focus on the managerial and business aspects of running a hospital or health care related organization Duties include: admitting patients billing patients

educating patients 3 Health Care Administrator Career description: plan and organize medicine and health services in hospitals, clinics and similar institutions oversee and evaluate work activities of

personnel set goals and evaluative criteria 4 Health Care Administrator Career description: oversee recruitment, hiring and training of personnel create and maintain computerized record

management systems 5 Health Care Administrator Education/training: bachelors or masters degree in health services administration, health sciences or related field

Median salary: $86,400 6 Health Information Coder/Transcriptionist Career description: use transcribing machines to listen and type out recordings by physicians and other healthcare professionals

listen to emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations and more for transcription purposes 7 Health Information Coder/Transcriptionist Career description: write out dictated reports and change medical jargon and abbreviations into full

forms edit reports and return in printed or electronic form to dictator for review 8 Health Information Coder/Transcriptionist Education/training: associates degree or a one- year certificate program recommended

Median salary: $33,310 9 Medical Information Technologist Career description: gather and manage medical records of hospital and clinic patients

manage, gather and report patient information for health requirements and standards guarantee confidentiality of medical records 10 Medical Information Technologist Career description:

oversee patient admission and discharge documents examine records for completeness, accuracy and regulation compliance 11 Medical Information Technologist Education/training: associates degree preferred

Median salary: $33,310 12 Medical Assistant Career description: oversee office and clinical duties following physician orders schedule appointments as well as

manage medical records, bills and insurance coding take and record vital signs and medical histories of patients 13 Medical Assistant Career description: prepare patients for examination, draw blood and administer medications as

directed by physician 14 Medical Assistant Education/training: associates degree in medical assisting Median salary: $29,100

15 Health Educator Career description: encourage individual and community health through education gather and review data to identify community health needs help individuals or community in achieving health goals

16 Health Educator Career description: oversee economic resources for health education programs create and present health education and promotion programs 17

Health Educator Education/training: bachelors degree or higher in a related field preferred Median salary: $47,940 18 Medical Biller

Career description: control machines which perform mathematical processes ready statements, bills and invoices for patients copy and post data, make calculations and collect records of transactions 19 Medical Biller

Career description: input data into machines for bill creation teach others to use calculating machines 20 Medical Biller Education/training: college training in medical billing may be required

Median salary: $32,880 21 Discussion Questions Describe the Health Informatics Pathway and the careers available within the pathway. What education and training requirements are needed for most

careers in this pathway? What are the working conditions for most careers in this pathway? 22 Discussion Questions Describe the average earnings of some careers in this pathway and why they differ from other careers. List three character traits you possess which would make you successful in a

career in this pathway. 23 Resources U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Washington, D.C.: Jist Works, 2013. http://online.onetcenter.org/ 24

Acknowledgements Production Coordinators Holly Mannan John Carroll Graphics Designer John Carroll Technical Writer Jessica Odom Vice President of Brand Management

Clayton Franklin Executive Producers Gordon Davis, Ph.D. MMXIII CEV Multimedia. Ltd. 25

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