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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

Upcoming Webinars

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Productivity Tips for Editors and HDSs II
Presenter: Kim Buchanan, CHDS, AHDI-F; Vallie Piloian, CHDS, AHDI-F
January 8, 2015; 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. PT/3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
CE Credits: 2 MT Tools

There is more to productivity than how fast you can transcribe or edit. After a successful session at ACE2013, presenters Kim and Vallie are back to share even more proven tips gathered from dozens of working editors and transcriptionists to help make you more productive, including keyboard shortcuts, useful websites, ergonomics, time management, equipment tips, and more. Come ready to share YOUR productivity tips with other participants.

Note: This is a 2-hour presentation. Not able to attend live? You may still purchase and register for this webinar; the webinar recording will automatically be emailed 24 hours after the event ends.





Partners in Quality: Why Quality Matters and How to Achieve It
Presenter: Christine Tyrrell, Tyrrell Software (TQ Audit)
January 13, 2015, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT/4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
CE Credits: 1 MTT

No matter how documentation is created a quality assurance program is essential for measuring and maintaining documentation accuracy and completeness. Learn how a robust quality process supports professional and effective communication, knowledge-based decision making, and better team-work. Understand the evolving principles of quality assessment in a changing healthcare documentation environment. Become proactive partners by tracking, analyzing, and sharing quality metrics and insights with all the stakeholders in your system to ensure documentation integrity, and most importantly, patient safety.

Not able to attend live? You may still purchase and register for this webinar; the webinar recording will automatically be emailed 24 hours after the event ends.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New Items Added to AHDI’s Clearance Rack

Many new items have been marked down in price in order to clear them from our inventory. Visit our online store for product descriptions and to make your purchase today.

sale A Career in Medical Transcription – SAVE $10
Clearance Price: $15 Eligible Members/$25 List Price
This invaluable resource can help guide you through the early decisions for stepping in to the dynamic profession of healthcare documentation.

Getting Your Foot In the Door: Two Years' Experience Not Required – SAVE $10
Clearance Price: $15 Eligible Members/$25 List Price
This ebook is dedicated to providing students and post-graduates the tools and knowledge to position themselves and open up the doors of opportunity without "two years of experience."

Willie Getwell – SAVE $10
CECs: 10 MTT
Clearance Price: $15 Eligible Members/$25 List Price
With 40 transcribed and speech-recognized drafts, this is designed to enhance your skills in the area of editing and error recognition.

Educational CD Bundle – SAVE 40%
CECs: 10 MTT (Willie Getwell)
Clearance Price: $60 Eligible Members/$75 List Price
This bundle includes four educational CDs: Mega MT Challenge I & II; CMT Prep Quizzes, Vol. 1; and the editing tool Willie Getwell.

CMT Prep Quizzes CDs Vol. 1-3 – SAVE $15 each
Clearance Price: $20 Eligible Members/$30 List Price each
Each CD contains 240 questions, answers and descriptions as found in the 2005 - 2010 issues of Plexus magazine.

Mega Challenge CDs Vol. I & II – SAVE $15 each
Clearance Price: $20 Eligible Members/$30 List Price each
Each of these CDs contains hundreds of questions related to the practice of medical transcription.

2011 Annual Conference Session Recordings (DVD Boxed Set) – SAVE $100
Clearance Price: $99 Eligible Members/$129 List Price
This 8-disc DVD boxed set delivers over 30 CECs' worth of noteworthy material including fantastic educational sessions, keynotes, The Great Debate, and bonus material. Visit the AHDI website for a complete list of sessions included.

2013 Annual Conference Session Recordings (Digital Files) – SAVE 20%
Full-Set Clearance Price: $152 Eligible Members/$176 List Price
Single-Day Clearance Price: $72 Eligible Members/$84 List Price each
You will enjoy instant access to recorded webinars with the speaker’s presentation slides and audio recording. Visit the AHDI website for the list of sessions available in the full set and single days.

2010-2014 AHDI Conference Pins – SAVE 50%
Clearance Price: $5.00 Eligible Members/$8.00 List Price

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

RHDS and CHDS Study Course FREE for AHDI Members

As we approach the end of 2014, we wish to thank you for being an AHDI Member and your continued support of the association. To honor your commitment to professional excellence, we are making both the January RHDS and CHDS Study Courses free for all of our Members. You may take one or both during the first 12 weeks of 2015. Registration closes December 25, so don’t delay!

RHDS Study Course
Now is the perfect opportunity to start preparing for the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) credentialing exam. Enrollment in the January 1, 2015, RHDS Study Course is now FREE for AHDI Members (regularly $35 for Eligible Members/$50 List Price). This 12-week, self-paced course is delivered online. You will have reading assignments each week along with a PowerPoint presentation and recording. There are quizzes each week to help assess your progress throughout the course.

Click the "Register" button for complete information and a list of the required textbooks prior to registering. The deadline to register for the January 1 course is December 25, 2014.





CHDS Study Course
The CHDS Study Course starting on January 1, 2015, is also FREE for AHDI Members (regularly $35 for Eligible Members/$50 List Price). As you start on your path to becoming a Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist, this 12-week level 2 preparatory course provides you with all the essentials in preparing for your exam. The course has weekly reading assignments and exercises along with supplemental quizzes to test your knowledge. Participants will spend time reviewing and understanding the CHDS exam blue prints as well as studying level 2 clinical medicine concepts by specialty, health information technology, and speech recognition technology. The final two weeks of the course will be spent on practicing critical thinking and accuracy as well as applied transcription and editing skills.

Click the "Register" button for complete information and a list of the required textbooks prior to registering. The deadline to register for the January 1 course is December 25, 2014.





Not a member? Visit us at www.ahdionline.org > Member Center to become an AHDI member and receive FREE access to the RHDS and CHDS courses. Browse our site to see other great member benefits and discounts.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Jobs Posted in AHDI’s Career Connections

AHDI's online Career Connections has a variety of new job openings posted. Visit our website and click "View All Jobs" to learn about the following openings plus other great career opportunities:

  • Medical Language Specialists & Speech Recognition Editors, Digital Transcription Systems
  • HIM Liaison, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Medical Transcriptionist - Pathology, Adventist Midwest Health
  • HIM Analyst, The University of Arizona Medical Center

Click here to view all jobs now.

Monday, October 27, 2014

A Word from Your National Leadership Board

At the NLB meeting of September 22, 2014, much of the discussion among board members and attendees centered around volunteers and volunteer opportunities.

Most AHDI members are aware of what volunteers mean to our association, but it bears repeating: Real-world implementation of our vision and fulfillment of our mission depend upon those members who are willing and able to donate their time, experience, intelligence, and energy to the organization. In today’s changing, challenging environment, this is truer than ever before. Read more.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Download Your Sept/Oct Issue of Plexus Magazine

Your latest issue of Plexus can be downloaded now! Don't miss great features and columns, the latest news, and helpful information related to our professionals theme, Checks and Balances. Credit-worthy, feature articles include:

  • Quality Medical Reports in Today's World (1 MTT)
  • Can Clinician-Created Documentation Work? (0.5 MTT)
  • Reduce Workplace "Bah Humbug" (0.5 PD)
  • Gestational Diabetes: Good Control Means Good Outcome (1 CM)
  • DES: In Utero Exposure and its Consequences (1 CM)

To access this benefit, please remember to log into the AHDI website. Plexus is a benefit included with Individual Professional, Student, Post-Graduate, Sustaining, Corporate, and Educational membership.

View Plexus now.