1252- Health information management occupations
Health information management occupations
Health information management technicians and related workers collect, code, record, review and manage health information. They are employed by hospitals, clinics, workplace health and safety boards, health record consulting firms and other health care establishments. Health information management technicians and related workers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.
Health information management technicians and related workers perform some or all of the following duties:
Classify and code diseases according to an established classification system
Collect, code, cross-reference and store health records and related information
Abstract, assemble and analyze clinical data and related demographic information from health records according to established policies and procedures
Operate information systems to maintain indexes for classification systems and to manage and retrieve health records information
Prepare medical, social and administrative statistics
May supervise other health information management technicians and related workers.
Health information management technicians and related workers require completion of a recognized two year college diploma program in health record technology or health information management.
Health information management technicians and related workers are eligible to write the Canadian Health Information Management Association national certification examination which may be required by employers.
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
Progression to management positions is possible with additional training and experience.
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X