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Careers in Health Information Technology

SKU# 9780826129932

Author: Brian T. Malec PhD


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Describes 75 jobs and how to attain them!

Information technology is one of the fastest-growing segments of the labor market. This practical, one-stop career guide describes the depth and breadth of job opportunities and careers currently available in health information technology (HIT), and helps readers to enter and advance within this expanding field. The book offers guidance for students in higher education and currently employed individuals looking for mid-career opportunities. It includes a description of educational requirements for success in the HIT field and major themes of the HIT workforce such as informatics, provider-based jobs, vendor, government, and payer-based employment.

The book describes quickest-route pathways for careers that require advanced training and professional associations that provide important information and resources. It examines the varied environments in which HIT careerists can workóhospitals, ambulatory care facilities, physician practices, the managed care and insurance sector, public health organizations, consulting firms and HIT vendors, and education and trainingóalong with related job opportunities. Seventy-five jobs include a description, experience and/or education requirements, core competencies, salary, employment outlook, and references. Interviews with individuals in varied HIT careers present a human face that offers valuable advice. An international perspective on HIT workforce development addresses issues and challenges within other countries, and an industry expert sheds light on future expectations for the HIT industry. Links to job resources, and listings of professional conferences and meetings, add further value to the guide, as do job seeker "tips" throughout.

Key Features:

  • Provides comprehensive, practical information about health information technology (HIT) careers for students and mid-career job seekers
  • Explores the great variety of work environments and job opportunities within them
  • Details education requirements and quickest pathways to attain them
  • Includes interviews with people currently in HIT careers, links to job resources, professional conferences and meetings, and helpful tips throughout
  • Presents an international perspective on HIT career development and the future of HIT careers from industry experts

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 15, 2014
  • Page Count 288
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826129932
  • EISBN 9780826129949

Table of Contents 



Part I Introduction to Careers in Health Information Technology (HIT)

Chapter 1 What is health information technology (HIT)?

Brian Malec, PhD

Chapter 2 What is the Field of Health Informatics?
Brian Malec, PhD

Rika Fukamachi, Report Writer Analyst, Hoag Hospital

Chapter 3 Educational Program in Health Information Technology

David Wyant, PhD

Chapter 4 Finding a Career in Health Information Technology

Brian Malec PhD

Chapter 5 The future of HIT careers

Dave Garets FHIMSS and John Glaser, PhD

Part II Introduction to Job Descriptions and Interviews in Health Information Technology: Introduction

Brian Malec, PhD

Chapter 6 HIT Careers in the Hospital Sector

Job Descriptions:

1. Help Desk and Customer Support Job Descriptions – Three examples

2. Health Desk Staff/Support (Example #1)

3. Health Desk and Application Support Specialist (Example #2)

4. Customer Service Support Manager (Example #3)

Daniel Nimoy, Clinical Office Supervisor, UCLA Health System

5. Data Analyst

6. Analytics Manager

7. General Description of an IT Business Analyst – Two Examples

8. IT Business Analyst (Example #1)

9. Lead Business Analyst/Senior Business Analyst (Example #2)

10. General Description of an Information Security Analyst - three Examples

11. Information Security Analyst (Example #1)

12. Information Security Analyst (Example #2)

13. Data Security (Example #3)

14. Senior Position in Information Security and Privacy – Three examples

15. Chief Information Security Officer (Example #1)

16. Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) (Example #2)

17. Clinical Analyst

18. Clinical System Analyst

Carrie Roberts, Executive Director, Clinical Information Systems (CIS) & Lean

19. Compliance Analyst

20. Health Information Data Compliance

21. General Description of Health Information Management (HIM) Management Level Job Descriptions - Four Examples

22. Director Health Information Management (Example #1)

23. Health Information Management Director (Example #2)

24. Healthcare Information Management, Director (Example #3)

25. Manager of Health Information Management (Example #4)

Timothy Moore, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

26. Electronic Medical Records Related Job Descriptions – Two Examples

27. Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Application Coordinator (Example #1)

28. Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Technician (Example #2)

29. HL7 Interface Analyst, Information Technology

30. Operations Analyst

31. General Description of a System Analyst – Three examples

32. Systems Analyst (Example #1)

33. System Analyst (Example #2)

34. Systems Engineer (Example #3)

Waleed Bassyoni, Senior Manager, Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence & Reporting

35. General description of a Healthcare Project Manager – Four Examples

36. Information Technology Project Manager (Example #1)

37. Project Coordinator/SR. Analyst (Example #2)

38. Health Services Information Technology Project Managers (Example #3)

39. Project Manager (Example #4)

40. Information Systems Auditor – Certified

41. Director of Clinical Applications

42. Director of Clinical Information

Scott Joslyn, Senior Vice President & CIO

Chapter 7 HIT Careers in the Vendor Sector

43. Healthcare IT Project Manager

44. Project Manager, Information Technology – Vendor Sector

Arvind P. Kumar, Senior VP for Technology and Alliances, CRICO

45. Clinical Applications Project Manager

46. Programmer/Analyst

47. Health Information Exchange (HIE) Product Manager

48. Health Information Technology Specialist

Scott Cebula, President Cebula IT Consulting, LLC

49. Network Engineer

50. Computer and Information Systems Managers

51. Healthcare Information Technology Consultant

52. Product Specialist

53. Business Analyst

54. Information Security/eDiscovery Specialist

Mona Karaguozian, MSHA, Business Development Consultant and Executive Assistant to CEO, Aligned Telehealth, Inc.

Chapter 8 HIT Careers in Physician Practice and Medical Group Sector

55. General Description of Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) [Medical Coders] - The following positions can be found in both medical groups and hospitals. Six (6) examples.

56. Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) (Example #1)

57. Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) (Example #2)

58. Health Information Management (HIM) Coder (Example #3)

59. HIM Coding Review Manager/Coder Trainer Auditor (Example #4)

60. Director of Health Information Management for Coding Operations (Example #5)

61. Medical Coding Manager (Example #6)

62. RHIT and RHIA Medical coder positions that are primarily found in medical groups. – (Three examples)

63. Health Information Coder 2, HIM (Example #1)

64. Medical and Health Services Manager (Example #2)

65. Medical Coder or Technician (Example #3)

66. Information Systems Auditor – Certified

67. Meaningful Use Project Coordinator

68. Pharmacy Analyst for Clinical Manager

69. HIM Clinical Documentation Spec I

70. Director of Physician Practice Informatics (MSO)

Chapter 9 HIT Careers in Managed Care and Insurance Sector

71. Help Desk Analyst

72. Field Support Analyst – Senior

73. Sales Internship (Example)

74. MBA Consultant Internship (MBA students)

75. Information Technology Internship (Computer Science or Information Systems students)

Randall R. Barker, R.T., Manager, Imaging Solutions Implementation, Southern California Permanente Medical Group

76. Senior Analyst III (Senior)

77. IT Business Analyst

78. IT Business System Analyst

79. Systems Analyst Advisor

80. Senior IT Technical Writer

81. Project Manager

82. Portfolio Manager

Robert Aboulache, Manager, Training Environments, Kaiser Permanente’s Digital Network

83. Developer Advisor

84. IT Business Escalation Liaison

85. Database Administrator

Chapter 10 HIT Careers in the Public Health Sector

86. General Description of Public Health Informatics

87. Public Health Informatics Specialist

Stacy Cooreman, Health Systems Database Analyst, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center

88. Principal Information Systems Analyst (HER)

89. Project Management – Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Chapter 11 HIT Careers in Education and Training Sector

90. Clinical Education/EMR Implementation and Training Specialist

91. Information Technology Trainer

92. Instructor, Health Information Technology Program

Dr. Anthony Blash, PharmD, BCompSc, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Informatics & Analytics, Belmont University College of Pharmacy

93. Education and Training Director

94. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor