Gathers patient information by collecting demographic information from a variety of sources; interacting with registration areas and physicians' offices; retrieving information from automated printer.
Maintains master patient index by completing assigned portion of daily audit trail; corrects and communicates problems according to established procedures.
Initiates the medical record by creating and processing the patient care record folder.
Keeps health care providers informed by communicating availability or unavailability of the record.
Maintains quality results by following hospital standards.
Maintains continuity of work operations by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
Maintains patient confidence by keeping patient records information confidential.
Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and jcaho standards.
Medical records coordinators must have strong attention to detail to ensure patient records are complete and accurate. Coordinators should be analytical and have the ability to understand medical diagnoses and determine the appropriate code. Medical records coordinators work with health care professionals, so good communication and interpersonal skills are needed. The position requires strong technical skills to use medical coding software and the facility’s health information system.