In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Designing, creating, and maintaining the technical systems used to track and measure the quality of health care delivery in a hospital or medical facility
- Analyzing the data collected to inform improvements in efficiency, accuracy, and patient care
In your job search, you may find listings for this career under different titles. You can find some examples of these titles, as well as more information about this career, at this website.
Typically requires a bachelor’s degree. Obtaining a master’s degree can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this career pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a master’s degree.
Certification is not required, but could make employers more likely to hire you or offer you a higher salary.
You may be eligible for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
- Eligibility requirements include a bachelor’s degree, a post-bachelor’s certificate, or a master’s degree in Health Information Management (HIM) from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Applicants who have graduated from HIM programs in Canada, Korea, or Australia may be eligible through reciprocity.
No licensure is required to work as a Health Informaticist.