Date: April 26
Presenters: Jefferson Howe and Sherry Doggett
Time: 1 PM PDT / 2 PM MDT / 3 PM CDT / 4 PM EDT
Duration: 1 Hour
Registration Close: April 21, 2010
Cost: $20 Members / $30 Nonmembers
CE Given: 1 TW
According to Chris Dimick in an article entitled "The Empowered Patient," published in February 2010 Journal of AHIMA, The movement to give patients better access to and control of their health information is giving HIM a new customer: The patient. That requires a shift in both operations and culture." For medical transcription, that means greater transparency of information between the patient and transcriptionist and for MT quality programs - it changes everything. This presentation will explore current Risk Management practices in transcription and give light to the changing environment of healthcare quality and data integrity in electronic systems.
Jefferson Howe, MSA, CMT is a past-president of the American Association for Medical Transcription (now AHDI) and a practicing Manager of Health Information Management at Maine Medical Center, a 606-bed teaching hospital in Portland, Maine. Maine. Maine Medical Center is today, one of the leading hospitals in advanced integration of information systems, speech recognition technology and integrated document imaging systems With over 25 years experience in transcription practice, medical record services and health information management that includes medical review in an acute care setting, Jefferson brings a unique perspective into the changing healthcare arena and the environment of medical records management. Jefferson has been a medical transcriptionist since 1984, a CMT since 1989 and holds a MS in Administration from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. His concentration is in Organizational Behavior.
Sherry Doggett is the Director of the Health Alliance Corporate Transcription Department. The Health Alliance is a mutli-hospital integrated delivery system located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her department has been a pioneer in the utilization of speech recognition and Sherry has been involved in the Electronic Health Record. Sherry currently serves as treasurer on the AHDI Board of Directors.