Thursday, March 4, 2010

Advocacy Summit: Your Voice is Needed

With all that is at stake for the medical transcription sector, it has never been more urgent that members of the industry state the value they bring to patient care delivery to public officials at the 5th Annual AHDI/MTIA Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC.

From March 23 to 25, 2010, medical transcription owners, executives, and healthcare documentation professionals will converge on Capitol Hill to speak with federal legislators about the critical need for "meaningful use" and EHR certification regulations to include the dictation-transcription process and preserve a place for structured narrative reports. The recently proposed regulations represent a major step toward acknowledging the potential for EHRs to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care; however, more must be done to ensure the integrity of patient health information and to convince healthcare delivery that "meaningful use" must be practical for both physicians and patients.

We need you to educate legislators on how the medical transcription sector can partner with care providers to ensure the clinical accuracy, security, and completeness of patient records by serving as an "extra set of eyes" for quality assurance. We also need to powerfully demonstrate how this sector is a fast-track solution to the challenges of EHR adoption. We need legislators to support our campaign by encouraging government agencies to acknowledge the role and value of the dictation-transcription process and structured narrative reports through formal inclusion in legislation and related regulations.

We’ve extended the discount on the AHDI member rate until the event! Register for only $70. If you can only attend the lobby day on Wednesday, March 24, when we will be on Capitol Hill, a single-day registration now is available.

Register for Advocacy Summit 2010

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