Career Description

Medical records technicians and health information technicians compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. They process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the health care industry’s numerical coding system.

Academic Requirements

Courses for medical records technicians, who may also be known as health information technicians, are typically offered as part of certificate programs in medical office administration or health information technology. Many employers prefer to hire certified workers. Certifications are available through several credentialing organizations.

Professional Organizations