A Clinical Coder logs the data of patients’ visits and ensures a clear picture is available to those involved in treatment. By preventing any crucial patient information slipping through the cracks, clinical coders protect both patients and medical staff.
Investigating and recording all aspects of a patient’s journey from start to finish can lead to internal improvements as well as better patient experiences. It can be the difference between standard and exemplary care. Clinical Coders must liaise with medical staff to confirm that patient data is correct. As technology moves forward in treatment and data capture alike, Clinical Coders are expected to innovate and pitch ideas as to how the recording and storage of patient information can be bettered.