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Career Guidance / Medical Record Science

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“Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability”. ~ William Osler Medical record, health record, and medical chart are used somewhat interchangeably to describe the systematic documentation of a single patient’s medical history and care across time within one health care provider’s jurisdiction. Medical Records Technology or Health Information Technology is a field that has variety of functions in a health care facility. Maintenance of good health information system needs understanding of contents of patient’s records, collection of data, application of statistical techniques, understanding of medico legal aspects and statutory laws related to health care.

Career Way

Bachelor of Medical Record Science
Level Under-Graduate
Duration 3 years
Eligibility 10+2 (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology)
Entrance Exam Some Institutes/Colleges conducts their entrance exams.
Specialization --
Average Course Fee ₹20,000 to ₹1,50,000
Mode Regular
Goal Medical Record Technician, Medical Record Executive

Colleges

Alluri Seetharama Raju Academy of Medical Sciences, Eluru
Apollo Institute of Hospital Management and Allied Science, Chennai
Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research, Nagaland
Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai
Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi
Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
SRM University, Chennai

Key Skills

Ability to abide by ethics
Awareness of health and safety procedures
Communication Skills

Career Prospectous

Medical Record Technician
Medical Record Executive
Laboratory Equipment Technician
Medical Receptionist
Medical Coder
Billing and Coding Technician
Medical Record Technician
Health Information Technician
Medical Office Manager

Salary

Like in any other field the remuneration in this field depends on qualification, experience and area in which one works. One could get an initial pay of ₹10,000 to ₹40,000 per month.

Role Models

  • Dr. Raman Kumar

    Dr. Raman Kumar Dr. Raman Kumar – He is the President, Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI), a graduate (MBBS) from Patliputra Medical College, Dhanbad. He was awarded DNB (family medicine) in 2005. He has worked as a senior resident in the general medicine department at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, New Delhi for three years. A Fellow of Indian Medical Association – College of General Practitioners (IMA CGP), Dr Kumar has actively worked for the popularization of FCGP (Fellow of the College of General Practitioners) programme among young physicians. He has authored the introductory chapter of the book ‘Family Medicine’ published by IMA CGP. His main areas of interest are acute care, palliative care, occupational health and migrant health research.

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