Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Upcoming Online Webinars

In today's world of rapid change, it's necessary to be proactive to keep your skills and knowledge current. AHDI can help! Offering online continuing education presentations from the comfort of your home or onsite office, it couldn't be easier or more convenient. See all available webinars here. View the AHDI Events Calendar to learn about AHDI component events and other industry-related events.

November 6
Healthcare Documentation Today: Challenges and Opportunities for AHDI and Its Professionals (or, What Would Buddy Do?)
Presenter: Susan Dooley, MHA, CMT, AHDI-F
Time: 3 PM PDT/6 PM EDT
CE Credit: 1 ML

November 14
How MS-Word-Savvy Are You? Advanced Tools and Techniques of Microsoft Word
Presenters: Jacky Tsui and Carolyn McEwen, with Amber Jess
Time: 11 AM PDT/2 PM EDT
CE Credit: 1 MTT or 1 TW

Advancing the Profession: New AHDI Fellows!

AHDI would like to congratulate the following individuals who have met the requirements to be deemed an AHDI Fellow.

Aileen Burnett, RHDS, AHDI-F
Sharon B. Parker, CMT, 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

Getting Involved in AHDI: Call for Volunteers

Volunteers are vital to the success of AHDI and the services, resources, and representation we provide our members. We need your passion and ideas to further our efforts in workforce development, credentialing, education, membership, and advocacy. Won’t you join us?

Volunteering with AHDI offers you:

  • Opportunities to interact, network, and learn from fellow healthcare documentation specialists
  • Additional experience to develop new skills
  • Recognition from colleagues, business executives, and industry thought leaders
  • Ways to contribute to innovation and professionalism within our sector
  • Opportunities to build rapport and engage in social activities with fellow volunteers

There are several ways you can get involved in AHDI. Listed below are current opportunities available with information on the time commitment, qualifications, and how to apply. If you’d like to volunteer but you’re uncertain on what might be the best fit, please contact AHDI by email or call toll free 1-800-982-2182 to discuss options.

Opportunities currently available:

  • CMT/CHDS Quiz Writer for Plexus
  • Writers & Editors for the Research and Development Team (RADT)
  • Book of Style Development Team
  • Educators Alliance Steering Committee
  • Managers/Supervisors Alliance Steering Committee
  • Business Alliance Steering Committee
  • Membership Development Workgroup
  • 2014-2015 Work Plan Short Term Projects
  • Webinar Speakers
  • AHDI Components Seeking Volunteers
    • Gulf Coast Chapter (Houston, Texas)
    • AHDI-Southeast Regional (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee)

Read full descriptions and details of these great opportunities.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Maximizing Your AHDI Membership

There are many benefits included with your AHDI membership. Oftentimes, its hard to remember all of the details and how to access them. The AHDI Member Reference Guide is a quick .pdf download from the AHDI website, which provides a snapshot of your benefits all in one place. It covers items such as:

  • How to login to the AHDI website, including how to reset your password
  • Ways to get connected to fellow AHDI members and to your community of like-minded professionals
  • Where to access the professional resources and tools to expand your breadth of knowledge and improve your skills
  • And more!

Visit to download your copy.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Free from the Library: Last Month for Access to These Free Session Recordings

September marks the last month you'll have access to the current line-up of recorded sessions currently posted in the Online Learning Library. These are absolutely free for our Individual Professional Members and all pre-approved for continuing education credits (CECs).

  1. Keyboarding Techniques for Fast and Efficient SRT Editing
  2. Natural Language Processing: Empowering MT Knowledge Workers with a Valuable Asset
  3. Start Projects, Making a Ruckus, and Taking More Risks
  4. Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep: Parasomnias and Other Sleep Disorders
  5. Meaningful Use: The Essentials for Medical Transcriptionists
  6. Navigating Benchmark KB for Greater Productivity
  7. Editing Tips and Techniques

Visit the Online Learning Library to download this recorded webinar presentation (valid login required; available to AHDI Individual Professional members only).

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bonus Benefit: Medical Transcription in an EHR World

Did you miss this month's Resource Central e-newsletter? If so, you missed our free gift for AHDI members which was part of our Labor Day thanks. Log onto our AHDI website to access "Medical Transcription in an EHR World,"* a session presented at our 2013 conference by Lynn J. Kosegi. We hope you enjoy it. (CEC: 1 PD)

We also have the following items on sale this month*:

Book of Style, 3rd Edition – 10% off
Book of Style, 3rd Edition Workbook – 10% off
RMT Exam Guide (RHDS Ready) – 10% off
CMT Exam Guide (CHDS Ready) – 10% off

*Available only through September 30, 2014.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Word from Your National Leadership Board

This month, new and returning NLB directors renewed our commitment and continued our work for AHDI with President Susan Dooley taking the reins. A first order of business was to finalize the 2014-2015 Work Plan for Volunteer Groups and Staff.

The Work Plan provides membership, leadership, volunteers and staff a guide to practical action in implementing AHDI’s overall Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan, as its name suggests, lays out in broad strokes the association’s priorities in accordance with our organizational vision and mission. The Strategic Plan is periodically reviewed and revised by the Board to ensure that AHDI remains at the forefront of issues in healthcare documentation integrity; the current edition of the Strategic Plan can be found at under the heading of Advocacy and Public Policy/About AHDI. Read more.