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Cancer registrars possess the clinical and technical knowledge and skills necessary to maintain components of the disease-related data collection systems consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, and legal and accreditation requirements of the health care delivery system. The cancer registrar’s primary responsibility is to ensure that timely, accurate, and complete data are incorporated and maintained on all types of cancer diagnosed and/or treated within an institution or other defined population. Information is entered into the database manually and through database linkage and computer interfaces.
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The health care management profession includes individuals with specialized training either at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels in the traditional management disciplines, but taught in a health care context, combined with coursework in policy and public health. Health care managers, also known as health services managers, health administrators, or health care executives, direct the operation of hospitals, health systems and other types of organizations. They are responsible for facilities, services, programs, staff, budgets, relations with other organizations, and other management aspects, depending on the type and size of the organization.
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Graduates of associate degree programs are known as health information technicians and conduct health data collection, monitoring, maintenance, and reporting activities in accordance with established data quality principles, legal and regulatory standards, and professional best practice guidelines. These functions encompass, among other areas, monitoring electronic and paper-based documentation and processing and using health data for billing and reporting purposes through use of various electronic systems. Common job titles held by health information technicians in today’s job market include reimbursement specialist, information access and disclosure specialist, coder, medical record technician, data quality coordinator, supervisor, etc. It is anticipated that job titles will change as health care enterprises expand their reliance on information systems and technology. Health information technicians have, and will continue to assume, roles that support efforts toward the development of computer-based patient record systems and a national health information infrastructure.
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