Health information management occupations (NOC 1252)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum Not published
Median Not published
Maximum Not published
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
1,500
Skill level
Technical (usually a college or secondary school vocational diploma)

Nature of work

Health information management technicians and related workers collect, code, record, review and manage health information. They are employed by hospitals, clinics, workplace health and safety boards, health record consulting firms and other health care establishments. Health information management technicians and related workers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

Main duties

  • Health information management technicians and related workers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - 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
  • - Continued…
  • - 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.

Employment requirements

  • * Health information management technicians and related workers require completion of a recognized two year college diploma program in health record technology or health information management.
  • * Health information management technicians and related workers are eligible to write the Canadian Health Information Management Association national certification examination which may be required by employers.

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