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    Jun 4, 2016, 06:15 PM
    Can someone with criminal history become a health information technologist
    Can someone with a criminal record become a health information technologist
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    Jun 4, 2016, 06:35 PM
    Much too vague - where in the world, or what state if the US, what crime, how long ago, how many, what kind of health information, what job setting, the list goes on and on.

    It takes a lot of asking around, at schools, state licensing divisions, and employers.

    Sometimes the answer is that it depends on the employer, if you aren't specifically going to be in contact with medications or patients.
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    Jun 5, 2016, 04:51 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by joypulv View Post
    Much too vague - where in the world, or what state if the US, what crime, how long ago, how many, what kind of health information, what job setting, the list goes on and on.

    It takes a lot of asking around, at schools, state licensing divisions, and employers.

    Sometimes the answer is that it depends on the employer, if you aren't specifically going to be in contact with medications or patients.
    The answer is a definite NO. Any position in healtchare requires a criminal background check on application. I don't think the OP would qualify. Anyone working in healthcare has to have a squeaky clean reputation. no matter what the position.
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    Jun 5, 2016, 05:15 AM
    tickle - it doesn't have to be 'in healthcare.' It can be an insurance company medical claims division.
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    Jun 5, 2016, 06:30 AM
    Many companies outsource HIT (Heath Information Technology) employees these days. Many people actually do it from home and make good money.

    Since the HIT employee doesn't come into contact with patients because most of HIT is billing and coding, it is possible that a person with a record can indeed have this career. It will, though, depend on what that criminal record consists of. If the record is in regards to identity theft, for example, then the answer will be no.
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    Jun 5, 2016, 06:48 PM
    I will agree with J9. If the person comes into contact (or would normally,) then no, but if there is no contact with the patient, they can

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