GETTING YOUR FOOT IN THE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DOOR

BY: CYNTHIA BROWN, MBA, RHIT, CCS
OWNER:
CYNTCODING HEALTH IN...
WHY CHOOSE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

IT’S A PROMISING CHOICE
• Department of Labor says,
“The field will grow by 21%
...
WHY CHOOSE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Other Reasons for Growth
• The ARRA mandating
hospitals and physicians to
switch ...
WHY CHOOSE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Other Reasons for Growth
• Privacy and Security laws
are being stretched to the
l...
WHY CHOOSE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
LET’S NOT FORGET ICD-10
• ICD-10, which takes effect in
October 2014 increases th...
HOW CAN YOU GET IN ON THE ACTION

WHAT YOU NEED
 A Postsecondary
Certificate or;
 Associate’s Degree in
Health Informati...
Breaking into the Industry
• Research by staying abreast of
the industry news to find out who
is hiring and what the educa...
GOOD LUCK
Cynthia Brown, MBA, RHIT, CCS
AHIMA approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer
CyntCoding Health Information Services
Phone:...
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Getting your foot in the health information technology

  1. 1. GETTING YOUR FOOT IN THE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DOOR BY: CYNTHIA BROWN, MBA, RHIT, CCS OWNER: CYNTCODING HEALTH INFORMATION SERVICES CODING YESTERDAY’S NOMENCLATURE TODAY
  2. 2. WHY CHOOSE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IT’S A PROMISING CHOICE • Department of Labor says, “The field will grow by 21% from 2010 to 2020. • Baby Boomers are getting older and need care; therefore anything that is a spinoff from healthcare is in high demand.
  3. 3. WHY CHOOSE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Other Reasons for Growth • The ARRA mandating hospitals and physicians to switch to electronic medical records by 2014 has spurred industry growth with a $49 billion investment. • The industry needs a multiskilled work force to meet this requirement.
  4. 4. WHY CHOOSE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Other Reasons for Growth • Privacy and Security laws are being stretched to the limit with the increase use of technology . • The health information technician’s expertise in this area has become an organization’s lifeline to compliance and regulatory requirements.
  5. 5. WHY CHOOSE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LET’S NOT FORGET ICD-10 • ICD-10, which takes effect in October 2014 increases the accuracy in diagnosis assignment and allows for a more detailed patient encounter. • This will require a more skilled workforce in the areas of coding and clinical documentation specialists.
  6. 6. HOW CAN YOU GET IN ON THE ACTION WHAT YOU NEED  A Postsecondary Certificate or;  Associate’s Degree in Health Information Technology  CAUTION: When choosing a program of study make sure it is a certified, recognized program in the industry.
  7. 7. Breaking into the Industry • Research by staying abreast of the industry news to find out who is hiring and what the educational requirements are. • Attend an accredited program in your area of interest. • Move towards becoming a credentialed professional ASAP. • Network by connecting to people in the industry (i.e., social media, professional organizations, and social events). • Volunteer for the experience and the exposure. • Assess your skills and use your transferable skills to get your foot in the door. • Be willing to take those entry level jobs and give it your all. • For those educational programs that require a practicum remember to standout. • Find a mentor in your area of interest and the area you live in. • Lastly think P.I.G.; Persistence, Integrity and Guts.
  8. 8. GOOD LUCK Cynthia Brown, MBA, RHIT, CCS AHIMA approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer CyntCoding Health Information Services Phone: 404-992-8984/E-Fax: 678-805-4919 P.O. Box 3019 Decatur, GA 30031 cyntcoder@gmail.com or cyntcoder@aol.com www.cyntcodinghealthinformationservices.com Coding Yesterday’s Nomenclature Today®

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