Monday, March 30, 2015

Continue Your Education with these Great Webinars in April

Continuing education is important for professional growth. AHDI offers a variety of options to fit everyone's schedule. View the AHDI Events Calendar to learn about AHDI component events and other industry-related events.

AHDI Events Calendar

April 20
The Basics of Social Media to Grow Your Business
Presenters: Patty Barrett and Randy Block
Time: 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT
CE Credit: 1 PD

April 29
Best Practices in Speech Recognition Technology
Presenter: Criss Spoto
Time: 12 PM PDT/3 PM EDT
CE Credit: 1 TW or 1 MTT

President’s Address—How AHDI Membership Can Influence a Career Path

I started a new job a couple weeks ago. I had been at my old job for almost 25 years. In December they offered me a buyout, kind of like early retirement. I took the offer even though I’m still too young to afford to retire. Believe me, this buyout was no golden parachute, but it bought me a few months of survival while I looked for a new job. In the two months that I didn’t work, I realized that I will never be a very good full-time retiree. Read more.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Advancing the Profession: New AHDI Fellow!

AHDI would like to congratulate the following individual who has met the requirements to be deemed an AHDI Fellow.

Michelle Holden, RHIT, CHDS, AHDI-F

If you have given your time and energy to advancing the profession through industry and association service, you may qualify for the designation of AHDI Fellow. Download and review the application. For questions regarding this designation, contact Tina Wilson at

Saturday, March 28, 2015

2015 AHDI Integrity Awards— Nominations are Open!

AHDI's Integrity Awards program is designed to shine a spotlight on those individuals, organizations, and volunteer groups who are truly making a difference in our industry. Not only does this recognition program impact the individuals who are nominated and chosen for these awards, but it generates visibility around best practices and drives recognition of our industry in a public way.

Every one of us knows someone who has made a professional impact over the last year. Take a few minutes to nominate and shine the spotlight on our industry "super heroes"—Guardians of Healthcare Record Integrity—in the following categories:

Nominations should be submitted electronically and are due no later than Thursday, April 30, 2015. Nominees will be notified of nomination once the committee finalizes the ballot. Voting members will select the winners which will be announced at the Integrity Awards session at the 37th AHDI Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference in Alexandria, Virginia. Visit the AHDI Integrity Awards page for more information.

Friday, March 27, 2015

AHDI National Leadership Board Call for Candidates

There are three (3) open positions on the National Leadership Board for terms starting September 1, 2015. The deadline to request a candidacy packet is Monday, March 30 and completed packets must be turned in by Monday, April 6. If you are considering a position but still unsure, request a packet now with no obligation and the Nominating Committee would be happy to help answer any questions you may have.

2015 ELECTION OPEN POSITIONS: Three (3) at-large directors for a term of 9/1/15-8/31/18 (no district director positions open this election)

If you know someone that would be a strong leader, email their name to and the Nominating Committee will reach out to them.

For more information about the qualifications and role of these positions, please contact Wendy Carriegan at or read more on the AHDI website.