Health Information Management- Chapter 2 key terms

cancer registrar

collects cancer data from various sources for government and health care agencies statistics

risk manager

responsible for collecting data and recommending settlements concerning liability incidents, claims, and lawsuits

utilization manager

responsible for coordinating patient care to ensure appropriate utilization of resources and delivery of health care resources

privacy officer

Oversees activities related top development, maintenance and adherence of policies and procedures regarding safety and security issues

medical staff coordinator

responsible for managing medical staff and medical office functions and assisting with physicians; credentialing process


internet-based or email discussion forum covering a variety of topics and issues


judgments about what is right and wrong

health information manager

expert in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, and coding diagnoses and procedures for heath care services provided to patients

claims examiner

health insurance specilist

coding and reimbursement specialist

Acquires working knowledge of CPT and ICD-10 CM coding principles, gov't regulations and 3rd party payer requirements to ensure that accuracy in coding patient treatment and care.


recognition of credentials by other entities (state to state)

vendor salesperson

manages a companies sales for an assigned territory, provides information about consulting services and demonstrate products to potential customers


one who practices a profession; a person with a wide-variety of educational backgrounds, knowledge, and skills

case manager

Same as utilization manager; coordinates patient care resources