Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+7.9% (as fast as the average)


What Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars Do

Apply knowledge of healthcare and information systems to assist in the design, development, and continued modification and analysis of computerized healthcare systems. Abstract, collect, and analyze treatment and followup information of patients. May educate staff and assist in problem solving to promote the implementation of the healthcare information system. May design, develop, test, and implement databases with complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status to help monitor diseases.

Other Job Titles Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars May Have

Medical Records Analyst, Medical Records Director

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Chief Medical Information Officer ,

Yuma Regional Medical Center

One of my areas of focus is how our electronic health records work. Mostly I have meetings and lots of conversations with leaders and clinicians about to their experience with the software, related regulations and data. I also do a lot of mentoring of the next generation of professionals so they use this technology effectively.

Assistant VP, Information & Analytics Services ,

Atrium Health

- Lots and lots of meetings. In large organizations, it takes many people and skills to be things done and meetings are the way to keep things moving (Skype and in person). - I do a lot of research, including industry, surveys, interviews and observations to determine the true need/problem to solve around consumer experiences. - I put together and manage complex project plans. - I assess technology vendors and solutions through online research, vendor meetings and talking to other clients.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Assign the patient to diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), using appropriate computer software.
  • Compile medical care and census data for statistical reports on diseases treated, surgery performed, or use of hospital beds.
  • Design databases to support healthcare applications, ensuring security, performance and reliability.
  • Develop in-service educational materials.
  • Evaluate and recommend upgrades or improvements to existing computerized healthcare systems.

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