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ERIC Number: ED387694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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.