Health Information Management (HIM) is the collection, analysis, storage and protection of the quality of patient health information.
HIM technicians ensure that patients' medical records are accurate, complete, and timely.
Health information employees assure that medical records are maintained in a secure manner to protect patients' rights to privacy. They expedite patient requests for information, as well as transmission of information from physician to physician, provider to insurance company and/or facility to government funded programs and agencies (Medicare, Medicaid, Center for Disease Control).
HIM technicians may become release of information officers, computer software specialists, informatics technicians, trainers and managers.