Electronic Health Records Specialist

Electronic Health Records Specialist manages medical records; they review each patient’s physical chart, including the medical history, doctor’s notes and current medications. They then enter that information into an electronic database system and/or verify if it was entered correctly. As an EHR Specialist, some of your duties may include:
  • Auditing patient records for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Abstracting clinical information for inclusion in reports such as quality improvement studies
  • Performing basic coding to submit claims for reimbursement for insurers
  • Processing Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records
  • Reviewing patient records to ensure they are complete
  • Collecting patient demographic and insurance information
*Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. Early projections are that over 200,000 jobs will be created by the revolutionary effort to improve the way patient data is accurately maintained in a variety of health care settings, our medical industry is undergoing a historical transition from traditional paper records to digital records.