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Health Information Management Professional
Health information management professionals (HIM) are essential to virtually every healthcare setting in New Brunswick. Health information management professionals have the skills to review health records for completeness and accuracy, assign codes to the information, assign the record to its proper category, then store and retrieve the data that is so important to New Brunswickers, and they do so safely and correctly. From data entry to coding of personal health information to data interpretation to research/education, HIM specialists contribute to patient care.
Health information management professionals do not deal with patients directly, but they are helping by safeguarding the reliability and confidentiality of patients’ health information. The data used to create health records can then be used throughout New Brunswick’s health regions for statistics, research, education, and planning. It’s a profession ideally suited to those interested in technology and data in New Brunswick, since we know the future of healthcare information management is paperless and electronic. Right now opportunities are growing for professionals who want to be a part of this exciting field.