Tuesday, March 24, 2009

AHDI Members Attend MTIA

The 20th Annual MTIA Annual Convention & Expo is scheduled for April 22-25, 2009, in Louisville, KY. AHDI members have the opportunity to take advantage of a special $250 registration package. The package includes access to all the events on Friday including: Educational Sessions, Breakfast and Lunch w/Exhibitors, the Exhibit Hall, Presidential Closing Reception and the Exam Prep Workshop on Saturday. Registration for this event closes on March 31st. You can register for the AHDI package online by visiting the MTIA Conference registration page. We look forward to seeing you onsite!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Be an Advocate - AHDI Legislative Issues Group Advocacy Webinar

The AHDI Legislative Issues Group invites you to join us for an informational webinar on March 31st at 2:00 p.m. PST / 5:00 p.m. EST. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about advocating for your profession. The meeting will also focus on the details behind our Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill this June. If you are interested in attending, please email Kelly Kappmeier to receive a meeting invitation.

Monday, March 9, 2009

"Knowledge is Everything" for National Medical Transcriptionist Week (May 18-24, 2009)

Every year in May, AHDI celebrates the critical role that healthcare documentation specialists play in the accurate capture and documentation of patient encounter information. In light of our shifting economy, the evolution of enabling technologies (like the EHR and SRT), and the workforce challenges our sector is facing, AHDI is urging all stakeholders in our sector to acknowledge the critical role that an interpretive, skilled knowledge worker will continue to play in the electronic future of healthcare delivery. As we celebrate the impact MTs and editors have on the accurate capture of clinical data, AHDI is calling all healthcare documentation workers to prepare for the future of our industry and be ready to step in to the new roles that will emerge in the EHR. It is the interpretive clinical knowledge of this skilled worker that will continue to make the difference between risk and quality in healthcare documentation.

To that end, AHDI is promoting our MT Week theme - Knowledge is Everything - calling all students, postgraduates, and working MTs in the industry to embrace the path of greatest potential relevance in the future:

  • Graduate from an ACCP-approved school
  • Earn your RMT credential upon graduating from your MT program
  • Adopt Benchmark KB to stay on the cutting edge of clinical information
  • Become an AHDI member and get engaged in professional development and lifelong learning
  • Embrace level II credentialing through the CMT exam
We believe this will be the path to success in the future of healthcare. Are you ready? Find out more at the AHDI MT Week page.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Get Connected to the AHDI Student Alliance

AHDI student members and Benchmark KB student members are encouraged to get connected to the AHDI Student Alliance, an association special interest group run by students for students in the industry. Getting hooked up to the right information, connected to the right resources, and heading in the right direction are more important than ever. If you are a student in a healthcare documentation program, don't stay isolated! Networking and personal resourcing will make the difference between early success and long-term struggle. The Student Alliance offers:

  • Forums/Networking
  • Peer Mentoring Program
  • Resources Link
  • Student Webinars
There is something for everyone!

Come join us-registration is FREE! Find out more at the AHDI Student Alliance Website.

AHDI Member Special Offer for 2009 MTIA Conference

Don't miss the MTIA Annual Conference in Louisville, KY - April 22-25, 2009. AHDI members can get a Friday single-day pass and full registration to the Saturday Exam Prep Workshop event for just $250! MTIA strives to offer a comprehensive program of topics that addresses the most significant trends, drivers, and issues impacting the healthcare documentation industry, particularly the business sector – topics that include:
  • Emerging enabling technologies
  • Current and projected data capture and documentation standards
  • Business funding, planning, management and growth
  • Workforce recruiting and retention
  • Education and training
  • Legislative advocacy objectives

Register here: MTIA 2009 Conference Page

Don't miss out!