3252-Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Job Title: 

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Job Description: 

Medical records and health information technicians develop, maintain and implement health records processing, storage and retrieval systems in medical facilities and other health care settings to meet the legal professional, ethical and administrative records-keeping requirements of health services delivery.


Epidemiological monitoring, research, billing, cost control and care improvement

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

905 - Health and Medical Administrative Services

Specific Occupations: 

325201 - Health Information Manager
Description : Plans, develops, implements and manages health information services such as patient information systems, and clinical and administrative data to meet the medical, legal, ethical and administrative requirements of health care delivery.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Casemix Coordinator, Clinical Coder, Clinical Trial Data Manager, Disease Registry Technician, Health Data Administrator, Health Information Clerk, Health Information Strategy Advisor, Medical Records Administrator, Medical Records Analyst, Medical Records Clerk, Medical Records Technician

Additional Notes: 

NOTE: Occupations included in this Unit group normally require knowledge of medical terminology, legal aspects of health information, health data standards, and computer- or paper-based data management as obtained through formal education and/or on-the-job training.

Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa