Happy National Medical Transcriptionist Week 2009!
This is the week that has been set aside for us to celebrate our profession as key contributors on the healthcare delivery team. And although we don’t provide hands-on patient care, the documentation we provide and the quality and completeness in the preparation as well as the quick turnaround time that we provide helps to ensure every member of the team has the information they need to make the next decision for the patient. This is critical not only on this patient encounter but for many subsequent visits and ongoing care. Did you know that we share this week with National Emergency Medical Services? Did you also know that last week was National Women’s Health Week as well as National Hospital Week? It seems that we are in very good company! This year, probably more importantly than any other year, we must collectively and collaboratively be engaged in our careers and profession with healthcare reform agendas rapidly taking shape.
While we take this week to celebrate, let us also take this week to actively shape our future and our evolving roles. Let’s continue to leverage our expertise and stake our claim in this new era of health care.
On behalf of our association, we thank you for your continued interest, support and dedication in playing a vital role in patient safety. You make a difference, every day. Have a great week!
Susan Lucci, RHIT, CMT, AHDI-F
2009 AHDI President