Heath Informatics

Heath Informatics

This pathway includes occupations that manage patient information, financial information, and other computer applications related to health care.

Heath Informatics Careers

Health Educator

Health education specialists develop programs to teach people about conditions affecting well-being. Community health workers promote wellness by helping people adopt healthy behaviors.

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Health Care Administrator

Health care administrators work behind the scenes to make large-scale decisions for the health care facility or institutions. They deal directly with policy and budgets to create better patient experiences and ensure the safety of guests and staff. Health care administrators have in-depth knowledge of the regulatory framework in patient care. Their responsibilities are entirely different from the responsibilities of a doctor or physician. While physicians manage patients directly, health care administrators oversee the facility itself, and usually have a bachelor's degree or master's degree in health care administration.

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Medical Transcriptionist

Medical transcription is the manual processing of voice reports dictated by physicians and other health care professionals into text format.

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Nurse Manager

A nurse manager directs, supervises, and leads the nursing staff of a hospital or medical facility. The nurse manager's role is fast-paced, multi-dimensional, requires organization and critical thinking, and is vital to patient care as they oversee the nurses that provide direct care.

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Health Information Technician

Health informatics is a field within the health care space that uses information technology to address complex challenges and issues.

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Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical administrative assistants, sometimes referred to as medical secretaries, medical office assistants or medical office managers, are the professionals who handle administrative functions in a medical facility. The role accurately maintains and compiles the information in medical records and charts.

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Coders

Medical coding is the transformation of health care diagnosis, procedures, medical services and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. This refers to the process of translating important medical information into simple codes for the purpose of documenting medical records and informing accurate medical billing.

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Schedulers

A medical scheduler, also known as a medical appointment scheduler or a medical scheduling technician, is a type of administrative specialist. As a medical scheduler, you'll set up exams for patients and handle customer service inquiries.

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Software System Developers

Health care software development services, which scope only increase in scale, bring substantial benefits to all the parties in the health care sector. Health care software development companies help hospitals enhance accessibility, productivity, portability, and scalability of their services.

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Medical Assistants

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in hospitals, offices of physicians, and other health care facilities

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Medical Record Technicians

Medical records and health information specialists organize, manage, and code health information data.

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About Heath Informatics

High Demand Jobs

The District of Columbia has identified five high-demand, high-growth career occupations: Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Home Health Aide, Licensed Practical Nurse and Pharmacy Technician.

Employment in health care occupations is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.6 million new jobs. Health care occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for health care services.

Perhaps the biggest reason to pursue a health career is to make a difference in the lives of others. You will contribute to creating a healthier world whether you work as a medical assistant, pharmacy tech, administrator or home health aide, there are many opportunities right here in the District of Columbia.

The District of Columbia has identified five high-demand, high-growth career occupations: Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Home Health Aide, Licensed Practical Nurse and Pharmacy Technician.