ERIC Number: ED387694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Health Information Technician.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
This document, which is designed for use in developing a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of health information technician, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 14 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general and 6 units specific to the occupation of emergency medical technician. The following skill areas are covered in the general units: employability; professionalism; teamwork; computer literacy; documentation; infection control and risk management; medical terminology; anatomy, physiology, and pathology; medical law and ethics; psychology of stress; psychology of human relations; first aid and medical emergencies; general administrative duties; and basic pharmacology. Among the competencies included in the six units pertaining to health information processing, maintenance, clerical functions, quality control, report preparation, and supervision are the following: assemble, analyze, retrieve, maintain, and abstract patient health records; prepare health records for courts of deposition; maintain registries; code diagnoses and procedures; maintain computer files; compose electronic reports/correspondence; distribute information; evaluate procedures for processing and releasing patient information; gather, validate, and analyze data to support patient-related information system needs; and design, implement, and evaluate patient information department services and operations systems. (MN)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Anatomy, Career Development, Communicable Diseases, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Literacy, Disease Control, Employment Qualifications, Ethics, First Aid, High Schools, Human Relations, Information Dissemination, Information Management, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Legal Responsibility, Malpractice, Medical Record Technicians, Medical Services, Medical Vocabulary, Negligence, Pathology, Physiology, Recordkeeping, Risk Management, Stress Management, Systems Approach, Teamwork, Tech Prep, Technical Occupations, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Career Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
Note: In: Tech-Prep Competency Profiles within the Health Technologies Cluster; see CE 070 086.