Health Informatics Manager
Health informatics managers are responsible for the maintenance and security of all patient records. Recent regulations enacted by the Federal Government require that all health care providers maintain electronic patient records and that these records be secure. As a result, health informatics managers must keep up with current computer and software technology and with legislative requirements. In addition, as patient data become more frequently used for quality management and in medical research, health informatics managers ensure that databases are complete, accurate, and available only to authorized personnel.
Salary Range: $82,360-$208,000
Salary Notes: Earnings vary by type and size of the facility and the level of responsibility.
Where you can study:
Boston University, Boston, MA
Charter Oak State College, New Britian, CT
Lincoln College of New England, Southington, CT
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Saint Joseph’s College, Standish, ME
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY
Where you might work:
– Home Health Care Agencies – Hospitals – Nursing and Personal Care Facilities – Outpatient Clinics – Physician Offices – Medical Research Facilities
Job Outlook: Employment of health information managers is expected to grow 15 percent through 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Education, Licensing and Certification: Health informatics managers who have a bachelor’s degree or post baccalaureate from an approved program and who pass an exam can earn certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator from the American Health Information Management Association.
American Health Information Management Association 312-233-1100
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education 312-233-1100