Health Information Manager

Also known as Medical Records Administrator.
Plans, develops, implements and manages health information services, such as patient information systems, and clinical and administrative data, to meet the medical, legal, ethical and administrative requirements of health care delivery.
Training time 1 year
Average pay $77,154
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,000

What does a Health Information Manager do?

  • evaluating and preserving records for administrative, historical, legal, evidential and other purposes
  • preparing record-keeping systems, indexes, guides and procedures for archival research and for the retention and destruction of records
  • identifying and classifying specimens and objects, and arranging restoration work
  • examining items and arranging examinations to determine condition and authenticity
  • designing and revising medical record forms
  • managing organisations' central records systems
  • analysing the record-keeping needs of organisations, and translating these needs into record management systems
  • maintaining computerised and other record management systems and record forms, and advising on their usage
  • controlling access to confidential information, and recommending codes of practice and procedures for accessing records

Specialisations

  • Casemix Coordinator
  • Clinical Trial Data Manager
  • Health Data Administrator

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Health Administration
TAFE
Certificate IV in Health Administration
TAFE
Diploma of Practice Management
TAFE
Diploma of Healthcare Documentation