The need for medical records is clear, and as the health care field grows in complexity, so too does the need for accurate and careful medical records.
To be sure a patient is treated properly and safely, its important that the doctors seeing that patient receive the most accurate and updated information.
Medical records technicians keep the results from all tests, the patient?s symptoms, illnesses, and any treatments they have received at prior visits. It?s also important to have medical records so that the medical professionals know if the patient is taking any medication, and if so, how much.
These technicians fill out any records to admit or discharge patients from care, both in hospitals and in any other health care facility.
They also do the administrative work in admitting the patients to a hospital or other medical facility, and assigning rooms to those who have an extended stay.
Their other duties include maintaining a health library, where current publications that cover the medical field are stored and accessed by those for whom staying updated on medical procedures is vital.
A medical technician should have excellent communication skills and be interested in communication equipment such as computers, faxes, and other office equipment.
An attention to detail is beneficial in this field, as is a basic understanding of medical terminology.