Health information management occupations (NOC 1252)

About this job

People in this occupation:

  • collect, code, record, review and manage health information
  • are employed by hospitals, clinics, workplace health and safety boards, health record consulting firms and other health care establishments
Common job titles
  • cancer registrar
  • health information management coder
  • health records classifier
  • medical records technician / supervisor
  • transcriber / transcriptionist - medical
  • tumour registrar
  • cancer registrar
  • health information management coder
  • health records classifier
  • medical archivist
  • medical records technician / supervisor
  • transcriber / transcriptionist - medical

Duties

Health information management technicians and related workers:

  • Classify and code diseases according to an established classification system
  • Collect, code, cross-reference and store health records and related information
  • Abstract, assemble and analyze clinical data and related demographic information from health records according to established policies and procedures
  • Operate information systems to maintain indexes for classification systems and to manage and retrieve health records information
  • Prepare medical, social and administrative statistics
  • May supervise other health information management technicians and related workers

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office or hospital.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Progression to management positions is possible with additional training and experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.