Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

Definition - What does Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) mean?

A Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) is a professional who handles patient health information. The Registered Health Information Administrator role requires certification and must adhere to standards such as HIPAA and other privacy and security rules.

Techopedia explains Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

The Registered Health Information Administrator job is broad in scope and diverse in nature. Many of these professionals work in fields related to health care, but not directly in clinical environments – for example, many of them work for EMR/EHR vendors or insurance companies. These are the type of businesses characterized as “business associates” in HIPAA, which also have made it through requirements for security under federal law. The Registered Health Information Administrator may be responsible for analyzing health care technologies, providing a liaison between different stakeholders and generally utilizing sensitive patient health information well.

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