Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
Course Information and Features
RHIT certified professionals are health information technicians who:
Ensure the quality of medical records.
Verify the completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into computer systems.
Assemble and analyze patient data to improve patient care or control costs.
Specializes in coding diagnoses and procedures in patient records.
An additional role for RHITs is compiling and maintaining cancer patients data.
After years of working experience, RHIT credential holds substantial potential for advancement to management positions.
- 150 four-option, multiple-choice question
- 3.5 hour exam duration.
- 20 pretest questions.
The pretest questions, however, do not affect a candidate’s score.
The pretest questions are placed throughout the examination and are unidentifiable during the exam.
RHIT certification exam is based on an explicit set of competencies. These competencies have been determined through a job analysis conducted by practitioners. The skills are subdivided into domains, subdomains, and tasks.
An associate degree is mandatory for taking RHIT examination.
The academic qualifications of each candidate will be verified before a candidate is deemed eligible to take the examination.
Maintaining Patient Records
Job duties of a registered health information tech include compiling patient medical history, entering information into a computer and working with physicians to obtain or clarify information.
Work in medical billing and coding
Other health information technicians work individually in medical billing and coding, inputting patient medical history and information to be reimbursed for medical care.
Essential in observing cancer care unit.
Registered health information techs specialize cancer care help observe and analyze the improvements over the extended period.
Opportunity to advance in superior positions
In larger healthcare facilities, registered health information techs typically have the chance to advance to a supervisor position in the medical records department. These management roles usually require two to four years of health information job experience.