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Online Chicago & Cook County, Illinois Death Records & Indexes

A Genealogy Guide for Finding Death Certificates, Obituaries & Other Records

Cook County and Chicago Vital Records and Indexes

  • Historical Cook County Vital Records – Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates includes birth certificates 75 years or older, marriage licenses 50 years or older and death certificates 20 years or older — begins circa 1872; searches are free — requires payment to download copies of the records (some records may not yet be available online)
  • You can also search the death index at Ancestry if you have a subscription:
    • Cook County, Illinois Death Index, 1908-1988 2.7 million entries (requires subscription fee)
  • Cook County Death Index 1878-1939 and 1955-1994 at FamilySearch (free; 1910-1915 is missing for Cook County, excluding Chicago; 1955-1994 is for Chicago only)

Obituaries and Death Notices in Chicago Newspapers

  • Chicago and Illinois Newspapers Obituaries Archive (you can obtain copies of individual obituaries online for a fee) includes.
    • Chicago Sun-Times Obituaries (1986-Current)
    • Chicago Tribune Obituaries (1985-Current)
    • Obituaries from several local newspapers in other Cook County cities (coverage varies by newspaper)
  • Chicago Tribune Obituaries, and Birth and Marriage Announcements 1850-1985 (at Ancestry/requires payment) also includes the Chicago Defender, 1921-1975
  • Sam Fink’s Chicago Death Notices Index 1856-1889 and Marriage Notices Index 1833-1871 (at Ancestry/requires payment) extracted from 10 Chicago newspapers
  • Vital Records Index from Chicago Newspapers 1833-1851 index includes deaths, marriages and other items (index is free to search/copies of the newspaper articles can be ordered for a fee from the Chicago Genealogical Society)
  • Chicago Sun-Times Obituaries Index 1988-1995 (requires payment – part of an Ancestry subscription)
  • Chicago Tribune Obituary Index 1988-1997 (requires payment – part of an Ancestry subscription)
  • Chicago Tribune 1849-1923 at Fold3 includes searchable digitized newspaper images – searches are free, requires payment to view the images (includes coverage of the Chicago fire of 1871)
  • Chicago Jewish Obituary Database 1994-1998 from Jewishgen.org
  • Polish Genealogical Society of America’s Chicago Death Notices for 1890-1971 from Chicago’s Polish language newspaper
  • Archdiocese of Chicago: Obituaries of Catholic Priests – Recent

Obituaries and Death Notices in Cook County Newspapers (outside of Chicago)

  • Cook County: Barrington Courier-Review Deaths 1890-2006 (also has births & marriages; some entries may be missing)
  • Cook County: Glenview Public Library Obituary Index
  • Cook County: Maywood Herald Obituary Card Index, 1885-2002 from FamilySearch
  • Cook County: Oak Lawn – Obituaries from Local Oak Lawn Newspapers 1985-present
  • Cook County: Skokie Obituary Index 1960-present
  • Cook County: Wilmette Newspaper Index (includes obituaries & death notices for various years)

Chicago and Cook County Probate Records and Indexes

  • Illinois Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999 (at Ancestry/requires payment) coverage varies by county; includes indexed and digitized probate records for Cook County and Chicago c.1871-c.1923
  • Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Probate Case Search 1980s-present

Cook County Cemeteries with Burial Indexes

  • Catholic Cemeteries in the Chicago Area: Archdiocese of Chicago Cemetery Records, 1864-1989 from FamilySearch
  • Military Burials: The Roll of Honor, Containing the Names of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of All the Wars of Our Country Who Are Buried in the Cemeteries of Cook County scanned searchable book by Eli Robert Lewis, from 1922
  • Jewish Burials: JGSI Online Death Index Project – includes some Jewish Cemeteries in the Chicago Area from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois (look for the “resources” category when you get there)
  • Barrington Area Cemeteries with transcriptions; also has Barrington Courier-Review newspaper indexes for births, deaths, and marriages 1890-2006
  • Wunders Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois – Burials Index (requires payment – part of an Ancestry subscription) Wunders is a German Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
  • Cook County Cemetery at Dunning Database (Chicago) database of 7800 Cook County potters field (poor and indigent) burials

Chicago and Cook County Miscellaneous Death Indexes

  • Homicide in Chicago Database 1870-1930 11,000 entries with more details than the database listed next
  • Chicago Police Department Homicide Record Index 1870-1930
  • Cook County Coroner’s Inquest Record Index 1872-1911
  • Cook County: Wilmette Vital Records Indexes includes a Wilmette Death Certificate Index 1913-Oct. 1953 and and index for St. Joseph’s Cemetery burials

Illinois Full State Death Indexes

  • Illinois Death Index 1916-1950
  • Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths 1916-1947 from FamilySearch
  • Illinois Death Index Before 1916 (partial) includes a Cook County death index for 1871-1915

Ordering Chicago and Illinois Vital Records

  • Where to Write for Vital Records – Illinois (fees and restrictions may apply)

Also See.

  • Illinois Genealogy Databases at Ancestry (requires payment) includes census records, WWI draft cards, vital records, historical newspapers and city directories
  • Online Illinois Naturalization Records and Indexes
  • Chicago Genealogy Records and Sources on the Internet

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Academic Programs Health Information Management

Visit the Health Information Management Academic Program page on MC’s online catalog

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Midland College is committed to creating an educated workforce by offering occupational programs that lead to gainful employment.

Medical Coding Specialist
Health Data Coordinator
Health Data Specialist – Physician Practice

The Health Information Management online associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health information management jobs are expected to increase by 15% from 2014-2024. The median income is $37,110, (2015 statistic), but additional credentials do add to the marketability of professionals.

The HIM program was established in 1998 as a traditional face-to-face program. In 2007-2008, the HIM program transitioned to an “online only” program to meet the needs of working students and professionals. The exception to online courses are the requirement for clinical courses completed onsite at a facility (HITT 2261 for the associate degree and HITT 1167 for Medical Coding Specialist certificate).

Program Statistics for years 2011- 2016 :
Registered Health Information Technologist: 91 % pass rate for graduates t aking RHIT exam.
Employer Satisfaction Rate: 100%
Student Graduate Survey, Satisfaction Rate: 100%

Many students admitted into the program have already completed one degree, and some have bachelors or masters degrees. The reason they pursue the associate degree training is to be eligible for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) upon graduation. The RHIT credential, and the RHIA credential for the bachelor’s degree, continue to be a preferred credential that healthcare employers seek when hiring Health Information Management candidates.

Online Technology Requirements

Students meet the minimum requirements listed on Canvas to complete the courses. See guides.instructure.com/ for details.

Students must be self-motivated, able to comprehend information in written form, and have the ability to communicate effectively both in written and verbal forms. Students should also be able to research websites, upload and download documents, post discussions, and access email. The courses are not self-paced, but have scheduled weekly due dates for assignments, discussions, and tests. Students should expect to spend 6 9 hours per 3 hour credit course to complete assignments, readings, and tests. Instructors are available to answer questions online or by phone related to course topics.

Skills Needed for Health Information Profession:

ability to analyze patient data for payment or registry information,
able to sit for long periods to complete work at work station
research and review patient information for regulatory compliance,
code and categorize patient information using standard coding systems.
communicate effectively with patients, physicians, and other customers
ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
keyboarding skills and ability to use software systems, patient portals, etc.

Students may apply to the program in the semester they are completing the prerequisites. Final grades will be verified before admittance. Students are accepted prior to each semester (Summer, Fall, and Spring). Most of the students in the programs are considered part-time; taking 2 to 3 classes each semester since most have part-time or full-time jobs. There are approximately 70-80 students taking HIM classes or prerequisite courses to gain admission to the program.

Clinical Requirement Onsite:

Students that live outside the local Midland area are able to locate clinical sites in their area with the assistance of the HIM program. More information and directions are given to students upon acceptance into the program (courses related to associate degree and Medical Coding Specialist certificate). Prior to the clinical course, students are required to meet certain facility requirements to attend clinical practice. These include a background check, drug screen, immunizations, and other requirements based of the facility. More information provided prior to clinicals.

See Frequently Asked Questions for more information and application.

Click on the links below for the suggested sequence of courses for Midland College’s Health Information Management associate of applied science degree and for the various Health Information Management certificates.

Click on the links below for the suggested sequence of courses for Midland College’s Health Information Management associate of applied science degree and for the various Health Information Management certificates.

Associate of Applied Science Degree for Health Information Management

Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

Health Data Coordinator Certificate

Student Support Coordinator, Raquel Valenzuela, RHIT
2 1 8 DFHS, 432-685- 6893

Midland College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and associate and baccalaureate degrees Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Midland College.

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Epic EMR | Strengths Weaknesses EHR Review

Epic Systems Corporation is a privately held healthcare EHR software company that provides Epic EMR systems for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals, and integrated healthcare organizations.

The company s integrated electronic medical record software spans clinical, access, and revenue functions and even extends into the home. Complete a quick form at the bottom of the page to compare quick quotes and feature guides from top EMR vendors.

Location: Verona, Wisconsin (headquarters) with offices in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Alexandra Road, Singapore; and Søborg, Denmark.

  • Strong customer base. Epic focuses on having fewer but loyal EHR customers totaling just 355 in order to improve their focus and provide better services. The company has provided a dedicated team to each organization and they also foster a sense of community through peer events and online knowledge sharing.
  • Extensive range of services and solutions. The company s key software products include eHealth, clinical, access software, and other hospital-related software for administrative purposes and patient-related activities.
  • Widely recognized. Epic has been named as the number one Overall Software Suite by KLAS in 2013 as it consistently earned high ratings and praises for customer satisfaction, response times, and promises kept.
  • Discourages use of other systems. All customers of Epic s electronic health records also live with Care Everywhere, Epic s health information exchange software. Epic EMR systems do not allow users to share data in a way that will satisfy Meaningful Use requirements, since the software charges a fee to send data to some non-Epic systems.
  • Challenging and costly. Since Epic is a closed platform, many hospitals found it challenging and costly to interconnect with the clinical and billing software of other companies.

Focus Areas: Many customers have praised Epic s in-house software because it is quick to implement and easy to use. The following are the current software that the company offers:

  • EpicCare Electronic Medical Record (EMR). EpicCare combines chart review, order management, and documentation in a fast system that can learn your preferences while you work. It is designed to accommodate specialists, therapists, and other specialized care providers in addition to primary care. It also spans hospital departments and roles to connect each member of the care team to a single record.
  • Mobile apps and portals. One of the popular mobile apps of Epic is MyChart, which gives patients controlled access to the same Epic medical records that their doctors use. Another app is Bedside, designed to strengthen the patient s relationship with the care team, making his hospital stay more productive and enjoyable. Other apps include Haiku, Canto. Lucy, EpicCare Link, and PlanLink.
  • Access and revenue. Organizations that use Epic for both professional and hospital billing can take advantage of integrated Single Billing Office, which features a single bill and payment plan, a single account that simplifies back office staffing, and a single point of customer service to make it convenient for both administrators and patients.
  • Enterprise Intelligence. Cogito, Epic s integrated analytics and reporting, delivers current clinical intelligence and business intelligence based on role and workflow.
  • Integrated Core. Epic EMR has a single version available worldwide, making it easier for various types of people to access the system.
  • Epic maintains hundreds of pre-built interfaces to leading non-Epic HIT systems, including to devices such as EKGs. Review office equipment info on other sites to compare copiers. etc. to make sure that you can license it or tweak according to your needs.

Compare the leading EHR systems for free. Just tell us a little more about your needs:


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2013 new car market records best performance in five years

Posted at 08:08 on 7 January 2014.

With its best year since a pre-recession 2007, the UK new car market has helped stimulate the country s economic recovery,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “While the European market is only now showing signs of improvement, the UK has consistently outperformed the rest of Europe with 22 consecutive months of growth. The 10.8% increase in 2013 reflects the attractive financial offers available as well as increased demand for more technologically advanced new cars. We expect new car registrations to remain stable in 2014 as customers return to a more regular replacement cycle.”

  • Since 2008, the UK market has seen a shift away from the Upper Medium segment towards smaller cars in the Mini and Supermini segments, as well as the MPV and Dual Purpose segments.
  • Change in buying patterns has been driven by the demand for smaller, more fuel efficient models, as well as the greater versatility provided by Dual Purpose and MPV segments.
  • Dual Purpose sales overtook Upper Medium volumes in 2013 to become the third largest segment.
  • The Supermini segment remains the largest by volume, with a market share in 2013 of 35.9%.
  • All sales types recorded growth in 2013, although it was the private sector that saw the largest volume gain.
  • Improving consumer and business confidence, after an extended hold-off period and a competitive market place helped sales to grow.
  • Increase in private registrations accounted for two-thirds of overall market growth. In 2013 private buyers accounted for 47.5% of the market, up from 45.5% in 2012.
  • Registrations of hybrid and plug-in cars rose 20.5% in 2013 to 32,715 units.
  • In 2011, plug-in vehicles (pure electric, plug-in hybrids and range extenders) accounted for 4.5% of combined plug-in and hybrid sales; this increased to 11% in 2013.
  • Within the past two years the number of plug-in models on sale has increased from six to 17.
  •  The UK has been a key market in an otherwise subdued European economic marketplace. In 2013, the UK consolidated its position as the second largest market in Europe (after Germany).
  • Data to November shows the UK market up 9.9%, or over 190,000 units. The EU27 market as whole was down 2.7% or over 300,000 units.
  • The Spanish market, supported by its own scrappage scheme, saw volumes rise 2.1% in 2013, while the German market was down almost 5% and France and Italy by over 7%.

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Praxis EMR has a proven track record of #1 success in the American Academy of Family Physician’s (AAFP) EHR User Satisfaction Surveys. The surveys (conducted in 2008, 2009 and 2011) tap into the first-hand experiences of the AAFP’s nearly 100,000 strong member base, making these the largest, most thorough and objective surveys of EHR user satisfaction in the industry.

Survey results are published in the AAFP’s Family Practice Management Journal to help doctors make informed decisions when it comes to the purchase of an EMR. The complete surveys are available to AAFP members at the AAFP website .

2012: Praxis is Ranked #1 Overall

Praxis EMR was rated the #1 EHR overall in the American Academy of Family Physicians’ (AAFP) 2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey. sweeping 13 of 19 categories. Praxis EMR received #1 ratings in overall satisfaction, as well as in the areas of efficiency, productivity, and medical quality.

Praxis EMR was the only system for which a majority of users agreed that ‘This EHR helps me see more patients per day (or go home earlier) than I could with paper charts.’ Praxis users overwhelmingly responded “strongly agree” to the following statements, earning Praxis #1 ratings in these categories:

  • I am highly satisfied with this EHR
  • I enjoy using this EHR.
  • I can see more patients or go home earlier.
  • EHR notes promote better patient care.
  • I can find information easily and efficiently.
  • EHR clearly displays information/no clutter.
  • EHR helps avoid me making mistakes.
  • I can complete tasks efficiently.
  • EHR helps me focus on patient care.
  • EHR alerts are concise, appropriate, helpful.
  • EHR offers useful disease management tools.
  • EHR offers useful preventive medicine tools.
  • Messaging/tasking is fast, easy, effective.

The survey analyzed the responses of 3,088 physician users of 31 different EHR systems. Praxis EMR also earned number one scores in previous surveys conducted in 2008, 2009, and 2011.

2011: Praxis On Top Again

Thirty leading EHRs were rated in 17 areas by 2,719 physicians and, as in past AAFP surveys, Praxis EMR ranked towards the top in all categories, taking first place honors in:

  • Number One in Health Maintenance.
  • Number One in Training and Support.

This marks the second time in a row that Praxis EMR takes the top ranking in Health Maintenance, and the third consecutive survey in which Praxis Training and Support ranks number one. The survey states, The area of lowest satisfaction is EHR vendor support and training. Clearly vendors have some work to do in this area. Praxis has nearly 90 percent satisfaction in that area among survey participants.

2009: Best in Medical Quality

For the second consecutive year Praxis EMR took first place rankings in the survey. A total of 2,556 doctors participated in the 2009 survey, reporting on 142 different EHRs. The field was narrowed to the top 22 vendors and covered reviews by 1,755 physicians.

  • Number One in Medical Quality.
  • Number One in Health Maintenance.
  • Number One in Disease Management.
  • Number One in Training and Support.

Praxis EMR is particularly proud of its first place ranking in quality medicine, which demonstrates the superiority of its template-free approach when it comes to making a significant difference in the field of medicine.

2008: Praxis Sweeps Survey

Praxis EMR ranked number one in the 2008 EHR survey. Results were based on survey data collected from 422 physicians. Out of 61 systems represented, the 13 most popular systems were surveyed in depth in five categories. Praxis EMR swept four out of the five categories in the report, and was the top EMR overall.

  • Number One in Overall Satisfaction.
  • Number One in Ease of Use and Flexibility.
  • Number One in Service and Support.
  • Number One in Return on Investment.

The AAFP EHR Survey results also showed that among all physician-users, those using Praxis EMR felt most strongly about the value of the system in relation to the system’s cost.

Most significantly, Praxis EMR was the only EMR to have 100% of respondents state that they would never go back to using paper records.

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Centricity® Electronic Medical Record (EMR) from GE Healthcare is a proven ambulatory system.

Relied on by more than 30,000 clinicians nationwide, Centricity EMR puts information at the center of care — and at your fingertips. Physicians and staff can spend less time tracking down lost charts, searching for radiology images, or calling the lab for results, and more time with patients.

With GE’s proven quality reporting solution, the GE Medical Quality Improvement Consortium (MQIC), Centricity EMR customers are able to feed quality metrics back into the care team’s workflow, driving behaviors that increase quality indicators and enabling participation in pay-for-performance programs.

With more than 20 years of successful implementations in settings ranging from solo practitioners to some of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations, Centricity EMR is an established solution backed by GE’s world-class service and support team.

Supports Patient Care Excellence — Centricity EMR brings nationally accepted, evidence-based guidelines at the point of care, for the right patient at the right time.

Enables Pay-for-Performance — With GE’s EMR, your practice is able to benchmark clinical outcomes against peers on a local or national basis, supporting the requirements of a results-based reimbursement model and helping guide care priorities.

Based on Industry Standards — Centricity EMR version 9.0 from GE Healthcare is a CCHIT Certified® product for Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT®) Ambulatory EHR 2007, and is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program.

Improves Community Collaboration — Centricity EMR makes it possible to connect to systems inside and outside the clinic walls, activating full-spectrum collaboration.

Supported by GE’s Expertise — Rigorous Six Sigma-driven implementation methodologies and on-site training services help maintain productivity and ease adoption.
Peer Connections — Centricity EMR customers enjoy access to a wealth of best practice knowledge shared by a Users’ Group that is independently managed by a broad network of your peers

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How to Become a Medical Records Technician

A medical records technician (MRT) occupies one of the few positions in healthcare requiring no hands-on patient care, yet it is one of the most important jobs in the industry. Health care providers rely on the information in a patient’s medical records in order to diagnose and treat the patient successfully. The medical records technician plays a vital role in properly maintaining these records of patient medical history.

Every day, people make tens of thousands of visits to doctors and hospitals across the country, and each one of these visits involves a patient’s medical record. The doctor reviews a patient’s history as described in the medical record prior to or during a patient’s visit, and then conveys in written or spoken notes the nature and content of the current visit. These notes detail symptoms, possible diagnoses and follow-up actions, such as prescribing medications or further testing.

A medical records technician – now more commonly referred to as a health information technician (HIT) – transfers the data from a doctor’s notes into a patient’s permanent medical record, and the accuracy and timeliness of this data is all-important to appropriate patient treatment. A career as a medical records technician provides an excellent opportunity for detail-oriented individuals who enjoy the privilege and responsibility of ensuring top quality care without the patient contact that most healthcare positions require.

Work Environment

The focus is shifting from paper-based medical records to electronic health records (abbreviated as EHR). Technological advances are creating more challenging practices around the areas of access, privacy and security, quality, analytics, reimbursement and clinical documentation improvement. Because of the significant growth in technological advancements with information management, there are many opportunities and roles for an HIM professional.

For the medical records technician, the most common work environment is in a hospital setting. These individuals usually work in roles that ensure the quality of the medical record is complete and accurate. Where paper charts are still utilized, technicians may be involved in scanning and indexing the paper documentation so that it can be displayed correctly in electronic form. When there are discrepancies or deficiencies in the documentation, they will work with professional staff such as physicians and clinicians to ensure the documentation is complete and accurate.

Another common role for the technician is often the specialization of coding diagnosis and procedures based on the care a patient received so that the organization can be reimbursed for those services. This is known as coding. Coding is used not only for reimbursement but also for research and various registries for data reporting and trending.

In addition to hospital settings, MRTs are also employed in other areas where health information is used, like insurance companies, software vendors, pharmaceutical companies, physician practices, rehabilitation centers, home healthcare agencies, nursing homes, and government agencies.

Requirements

Education

Aspiring medical records technicians should enroll in a two-year associate degree program, making sure that the program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM ).

While still in high school, students with an interest in this career can prepare by taking classes in health science subjects such as biology and human health, while also taking classes in computers, math and business. Many vocational schools now offer programs to help young people explore the growing field of health information management. There are also opportunities to take online courses to assist the student with preparation for work in this field.

Training

There are numerous junior college programs in medical records technology, though they sometimes appear under slightly different names such as “health information technology.” Again, make sure that the program is accredited by CAHIIM. The courses in these programs will cover details of the most widely used medical coding systems; database management and security; data analysis; and insurance industry practices.

MRTs may specialize in medical transcription, which is the transcribing of a doctor’s spoken notes (dictation) into the computer. Another specialization is cancer registry, focused on recording details of the many types of cancer that exist and their treatments. There is a national cancer registry managed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to which local registries contribute their data. This and other specializations may be acquired either during schooling, depending on the program, or on the job. There are many certification opportunities available through the American Health Information Management Association, which provides additional training resources – more details below!

Licensing and/or Certification

Most employers prefer to hire registered or certified medical records technicians. The most common certification is as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), gained by passing an examination administered by AHIMA. Being credentialed by AHIMA opens the door for career advancement, thus improving salary earnings potential, enabling better networking with peers in similar roles, and assisting with lifelong learning through continuing education.

Additional certifications can be obtained from AHIMA in order to increase individual marketability. These include specialized certifications for coding (CCS/CCS-P), healthcare privacy and security (CHPS), tumor registry (CTR), health data analysis (CHDA), and EHR Credentialing (HIT Pro).

Necessary Skills and Qualities

The best medical records technicians tend to have a natural attention to detail, gaining satisfaction by seeing loose ends tied up in an organized way. Because health information is confidential, MRTs are expected to have a high degree of ethical integrity, avoiding any inappropriate sharing of details. The job nearly always involves following established guidelines, typically under supervision, but there will be times when the technician must exercise his or her own judgment to interpret certain notes and records. This will also involve careful communication with medical and business staff.

Most medical settings are quite busy, and everyone working in this environment must be patient and courteous while interacting with a wide variety of coworkers. The ability to stay focused in a fast-paced environment while maintaining close attention to detail and an efficient workflow are important qualities of the MRT.

Opportunities for Advancement

To maintain the designation of RHIT, AHIMA requires 20 hours of continuing education every 2 years. As medical records technicians gain experience and additional training, there will be opportunities for promotions and raises, especially in larger medical settings such as hospitals or large practice groups. MRTs who show an inclination for lifelong learning, along with the appropriate tact and decorum, will have the best opportunity to advance into supervisory positions.

If you would like to gain the necessary education to become a medical records technician, we highly recommend that you check out our free School Finder Tool located HERE .

Salaries vary depending on education, experience and geographical location. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. medical records technicians make an annual median salary of $37,110; the bottom 10% earn a median of $24,190 and the top 10% earn a median of $61,400. MRTs who have gained experience with electronic health records generally command higher salaries, as do those with solid coding skills. Jobs with hospitals and the government generally pay better than jobs in doctor’s offices or extended care facilities.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment of medical records technicians to increase by 15% between 2014 and 2024, which is significantly faster than the average for all occupations. So what is causing this huge growth? Experts say that the aging of the U.S. population is increasing demand for all types of medical services. The emergence of electronic health records has also created new opportunities for MRTs with strong computer skills.

Related Careers

Also, check out our Health Careers page for more career guides.

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Last Updated: March 13, 2017

Meet Our Expert

With over 25 years of experience in health information management, project management and information technology, Wendy James is passionate about improving health information for individuals and providers. Throughout her career, Wendy has experienced first-hand the transition from paper to electronic health records. Today she is a senior quality control engineer at a prominent software vendor in the Atlanta area. Wendy is responsible for ensuring quality software development for the document management business.


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2013 new car market records best performance in five years

Posted at 08:08 on 7 January 2014.

With its best year since a pre-recession 2007, the UK new car market has helped stimulate the country s economic recovery,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “While the European market is only now showing signs of improvement, the UK has consistently outperformed the rest of Europe with 22 consecutive months of growth. The 10.8% increase in 2013 reflects the attractive financial offers available as well as increased demand for more technologically advanced new cars. We expect new car registrations to remain stable in 2014 as customers return to a more regular replacement cycle.”

  • Since 2008, the UK market has seen a shift away from the Upper Medium segment towards smaller cars in the Mini and Supermini segments, as well as the MPV and Dual Purpose segments.
  • Change in buying patterns has been driven by the demand for smaller, more fuel efficient models, as well as the greater versatility provided by Dual Purpose and MPV segments.
  • Dual Purpose sales overtook Upper Medium volumes in 2013 to become the third largest segment.
  • The Supermini segment remains the largest by volume, with a market share in 2013 of 35.9%.
  • All sales types recorded growth in 2013, although it was the private sector that saw the largest volume gain.
  • Improving consumer and business confidence, after an extended hold-off period and a competitive market place helped sales to grow.
  • Increase in private registrations accounted for two-thirds of overall market growth. In 2013 private buyers accounted for 47.5% of the market, up from 45.5% in 2012.
  • Registrations of hybrid and plug-in cars rose 20.5% in 2013 to 32,715 units.
  • In 2011, plug-in vehicles (pure electric, plug-in hybrids and range extenders) accounted for 4.5% of combined plug-in and hybrid sales; this increased to 11% in 2013.
  • Within the past two years the number of plug-in models on sale has increased from six to 17.
  •  The UK has been a key market in an otherwise subdued European economic marketplace. In 2013, the UK consolidated its position as the second largest market in Europe (after Germany).
  • Data to November shows the UK market up 9.9%, or over 190,000 units. The EU27 market as whole was down 2.7% or over 300,000 units.
  • The Spanish market, supported by its own scrappage scheme, saw volumes rise 2.1% in 2013, while the German market was down almost 5% and France and Italy by over 7%.

World Records for Most Persons in a Car #best #used #cars #under #10000


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Rules

(If you want to break a record that is published in a record book or governed by an international authorithy, there may be other or additional rules. See here for more information.)

The car and bus cramming records are all subject to the following rules:

  • The vehicle must be a standard production model.
  • No seats, fitments and such shall be removed.
  • All windows, doors, boot and bonnet must be closed on competition.
  • The time limit to achieve the record must be no more than 10 minutes.
  • The vehicle’s engine must be started on completion of the cram.
  • The team members must be at least 16 years old.

Because of the vast number of makes of vehicles on the road today, the number of car cramming records in this list should be reduced to a few cars only. If you want to set a record, please prefer to beat a record that is in our list. However, we will expand the list if there are interesting new claims for well-known cars.

(Note: The rules used by Guinness World Records differ from the above rules. In particular, Guinness requires a minimum age of 18 years and no person who is less than 1.525 m [5ft] may participate.]

  • Audi A3: 25. Chaote Cheerleaders Mainz (Germany), 27 October 2013
  • British Leyland Metro. 21. members of the Plymouth Young Wives Association at Davenport (U.K.), on 30 Sept 1982
  • British Leyland Mini. 39
  • Buick LeSabre. 12. employees at Myers and Stauffer, Denver, Colorado (USA), 16 August 2013
  • Campervan. 86 students of the Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland, 23 April 2009
  • Citroлn 2CV. 21. team in Aschach/Donau (Austria) on 13 June 2009
  • Ford Escort Mk. 1. 20. students of the Birmingham University (UK), 16 November 1985
  • Ford Sierra. 27. students at the University of Nottingham (UK), 14 October 1985
  • Jaguar XJ6. 42. The Moss Bay Mojorettes in Jacksonville (USA), 26 August 1984
  • standard 56-seater London double-decker bus. 354 pupils from Chunet View Middle School, Leeks (U.K.), 15 December 1989
  • Maruti. 42. Gira Bagri (India) and his team, 26 February 1995
  • Mercedes Benz MBO 405G bus (normal capacity: 144 persons). 438 students of Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore, 3 July 1998
  • Mini (original, British Motor Corp.): 25 in an attempt organized by Virgin Mobile in Johannesburg (South Africa), 2 October 2013 VIDEO
  • Mini (new design) 28. David Lloyd Leisure’s Eastbourne Club (UK), 15 November 2012
  • Renault Espace. 34 students of the Йcole supйrieure de commerce (France), 17 November 1988
  • Renault Twingo: 2 2 Osnabrьck Tigers cheerleades at the opening of a Renault selling centre in Osnabrьck (Germany) on 5 March 2006
  • Skoda Felicia. 28. students of a high school in Brno (Czech Republic), 27 June 1997
  • Skoda Octavia. 32. students of a high school in Brno (Czech Republic), 27 June 1997
  • Smart. 20. Glendale Cheerleading Team (USA) in Los Angeles, 28 November 2011 VIDEO
  • Toyota Tercel 1300. 29. Verkehrskadetten March-Hцfe, Pfдffikon (Switzerland)
  • Trabant 601 S. 22. Jugendfeuerwehr SG am Dobrock (Germany) 4 June 2011 [minimum age 10 years, not less than 1.525 m tall]
    12 men who are at least 2 m [6 ft 7 in] tall, “Clubs of Tall People ” meeting, Torgau (Germany) 30 Sept 2000
  • Vauxhall Astra. 2 1 students from the University of York (UK) in 2006
  • VW Bus. 34. Pasco Bug Jam. Pasco County Fairgrounds, Dade City, Florida, USA, 14 November 2010
  • VW Golf. 30. Raiffeisen Youth Club Langenlois (Austria), 6 November 1983
  • Old VW Beetle. 20 Asbury University Emancipation Project (USA) at the Lexington Rescue Mission in Lexington, 9 December 2010 VIDEO
  • New VW Beetle (“new Beetle”). 27. Penn State Abington (EU), 25. 4. 2001