health-information-professional-week

2016 marks the 27th Annual Celebration of Health Information Professionals Week, which will be celebrated from April 3-9, 2016. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) introduced Health Information Professionals Week to raise awareness about the important work Health Information Professionals do each and every day to keep our Healthcare system running seamlessly. The theme for 2016’s Health Information Professionals Week is “Accurate Information, Quality Care.”

We salute all of those working in the Health Information field (including our talented Medical Billing & Coding and Electronic Medical Records students, graduates, and faculty) for their tireless efforts on a daily basis!

What Type of Work Do Health Information Professionals Do

When we think about those working as Health Information Professionals, we usually associate tasks such as answering phones, filing records, and performing other administrative tasks around the office. There is much more to the role of a Health Information Professional, though. Many also work in Medical Billing and Coding, liaising between patients, healthcare providers, and insurance companies to ensure payment is properly (and accurately) received for services rendered.

If you’d like to learn more about Health Information Professionals, specifically, Health Information Technicians and Medical Secretaries, we’ve included some links to helpful resources below:

Health Information Technicians:

US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

O*NET Online

Medical Secretaries:

US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

O*Net Online

Medical Billing and Coding Resources

We referenced Medical Billing and Coding above, and wanted to point out several resources we recently shared on our blog! If this is a field that interests you, and you haven’t had a chance to check out this info, you may want to give it a look!

7 Good Qualities a Medical Biller Should Possess

Exploring The Two Types of Medical Billing

3 Reasons to Study Medical Billing and Coding in a Classroom Setting                                                                              

Five Facts about Medical Billing and Coding

Training Direct Celebrates National Medical Biller’s Day

The Healthcare Training Programs at Training Direct

Do you live in Connecticut and have an interest in pursuing a career as a Health Information Professional? If so, Training Direct may be able to help you!

Training Direct is committed to offering quality vocational training to the men and women of Connecticut to prepare them for new careers in healthcare. Since its founding in 1990, Training Direct has been committed to its mission of offering quality hands-on training and education designed to lead towards entry-level employment opportunities for those who wish to pursue a career in the healthcare field. Over the years, Training Direct has helped train thousands of successful graduates who have gone on to enjoy careers as Certified Nurse Aides, Medical Billing and Coding Specialists, and Phlebotomy Technicians in the Medical field.

Training Direct operates two campuses in Connecticut:

 While specific training programs will vary by campus, Training Direct offers the following:

 Training Direct is a Division of Dorsey Schools.

About Dorsey Schools

Dorsey Schools are postsecondary institutions that provide short term comprehensive training to prepare students for promising career opportunities in various fields. Dorsey offers cosmetology training, culinary arts training, skilled trades training, and medical training programs for various allied health fields.

Today Dorsey is proudly represented by thousands of successful graduates working in their chosen careers throughout Michigan, because employers know they can feel confident hiring a Dorsey graduate.

 If you’d like to learn more about Dorsey Schools, you may visit us online at www.dorsey.edu. For more information about Dorsey Schools’ graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed our programs, and other important information, please visit our website at www.dorsey.edu/disclosures.

 

Sources:

http://www.ahima.org/events?tabid=hipweek

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (visited April 06, 2016).

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2071.00

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes436013.htm

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-6013.00