Health information manager

Health Information Managers develop, manage and maintain files, records and information processing systems and databases for health care facilities. They must have strong organisational and implementation abilities and train others in how to operate and maintain information systems.

Duties and tasks

  • Advance new methods for record keeping and classification methods, using computerised programs, and training and assisting users on how to properly navigate systems
  • Apply security codes and software to protect classified information and grant access only to authorised individuals
  • Design, implement and modify medical record and information forms
  • Develop and manage health facilities central records systems and databases, including cataloguing, coding and classification
  • Evaluate organisational needs of record keeping and monitor performance of systems and update them periodically, analysing operations to modify systems for optimal results
  • Implement procedures for archiving data and create classification systems, indexes and guides for inputting information
  • Interpret a variety of records and preserve or archive them in files and databases for administrative, legal and patient use

Skills required

  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Organisational Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Research Skills

Working conditions

Health Information Managers typically work Mondays to Fridays in indoor offices or healthcare facilities maintaining and managing health records, procedures and documentation. They must process large quantities of files, databases and information on a daily basis.

Professional associations / Industry information

The Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM) 

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  • Archive Executive
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  • Information Officer
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  • Research Officer

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