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Definition Edit

A Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) is a

health information technician[] who ensure the quality of medical records by verifying their completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into computer systems. They may also use computer applications to assemble and analyze patient data for the purpose of improving patient care or controlling costs. RHITs often specialize in coding diagnoses and procedures in patient records for reimbursement and research. RHITs may serve as cancer registrars, compiling and maintaining data on cancer patients.[1]

References Edit

  1. American Health Information Management Association, Glossary of Terms (full-text).

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