Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Model Curriculum for MT Education Report Open for Comment

The AHDI Model Curriculum revision task force is proceeding with their work on the next edition of the Model Curriculum for Medical Transcription Education, due out in 2012. At the AHDI Annual Convention & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, recently, the AHDI Board of Directors received a progress report on the task force's work, and we are now making this report available for comment. (Note: Within the report document you will find another link to a survey that will allow response to each item of the suggested changes.) Please keep in mind that it is an interim report and that all suggestions from this task force are subject to further discussion and revision by the AHDI Board of Directors and other stakeholders. The complete final revised draft will be available in mid-October and will be published for comment at that time.

Resource Central: September Deal of the Month

For the month of September, AHDI is bundling our RMT and CMT exam guides for the first time ever! If you are not credentialed, now is the time to start preparing! These guides are perfect for prepping for the Credential Qualifying Exam (CQE). Now that summer is coming to an end, it's time to pick up the pace and delve into the world of professional development by becoming a credential healthcare documentation specialist. To help with this effort, we are bundling our new guides and applying an extra $10 discount on the eligible member price, for a total savings of $40 off the list price!

RMT Exam Guide: A Walk Through the Blue Print

The RMT guide is written under AHDI's new exam blue print for the Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT) exam. The text provides a structured approach to understanding the cognitive assessment (multiple-choice) domains for the exam. For each Level 1 objective, users will find:

  • Identification, explanation, and a rationale for the competency being defined by the objective.

  • Recommended resources, including chapters and sections, for focused study of objective content.

  • Sample questions in exam style and format for orientation and practice.

In addition, the text provides a 91-question multiple-choice practice test to assist candidates with self-assessment and domain analysis. The Appendix houses a blue print check list and other resources.

The CMT Exam Guide: A Walk Through the Blue Print

This text is designed to be used as a supplemental study guide in preparation for the AHDI Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) exam. Students and practitioners who seek access to the CMT exam need to begin that process of preparation with a strong orientation to the exam blue print.

This book provides potential exam candidates with a "walk through the blue print," the goal of which is to make sure that the CMT candidate has a clear understanding of the industry's expectations of competency for a Level 2 candidate and the content domains against which a candidate will be evaluated on the exam. This CMT Exam Guide: A Walk Through the Blue Print is, by design, an orientation specifically to the cognitive assessment (multiple-choice) objectives housed on the blue print.

This guide includes the following:

  • Statement of Objective from the CMT Blue Print

  • Recommendations for Focused Study

  • CMT Blue Print Checklist

  • "BONUS" EHR Glossary

  • Sample Questions for Each Objective

  • Complete Start-to-Finish CMT Practice Test

Get your bundle today and receive a $10 discount on the price of the products!

Fee: $60 eligible member ($40 savings off the list price)

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Monday, August 8, 2011

From Your Board of Directors and House of Delegates

Learn. Evolve. Shine. At this year's Annual Convention and Expo, the world comes to you! ACE 2011 begins Thursday evening, August 18, with an "All Around the World" welcome reception. This is the introduction to what promises to be an exciting three days of speakers and presentations, covering creditworthy topics in clinical medicine, industry trends, workforce development, and our new laptop workshops. It isn't too late to commit to attending so you, too, can brush up on your knowledge and skills, learn more about what's happening in the industry, and network with like-minded professionals. Join us for the Fun Night Out at Casino Arizona on Saturday, or explore the beauty and comforts of the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa.

The AHDI Board of Directors meeting will be held Wednesday, August 17. Gallery seating is available and we wish to extend an invitation to each attendee to join us. The Board has limited its face-to-face meetings this year in the interests of being fiscally responsible with our resources, so the opportunity to meet and interact in person is especially significant. The board meeting agenda will include presentations by the at-large and district directors who wish to be elected board officers. This ACE is certainly a landmark event with the next evolution of the National Leadership Board (NLB) and newly elected district directors sitting as one with the existing BOD. The House of Delegates meeting Thursday also has gallery seating available.

You won't find another event focused specifically on the healthcare documentation professional that offers such a comprehensive mix of educational sessions, business development opportunities, and professional networking activities. Join us for ACE 2011 and take the next step toward professional growth and success. It's not too late to get in on the excitement!!

It's Not Too Late To Learn, Evolve, and Shine at ACE 2011

We will be accepting pre-event registrations online and by mail or fax through Monday, August 15. If registering by mail or fax, we must receive your registration by 5pm pacific on 8/15 for it to be accepted. Otherwise, we will be taking registrations on-site at the AHDI registration desk in the JW Marriott Desert Ridge - Phoenix, Arizona. The AHDI registration desk will open Wednesday, August 17, at 4:00 p.m. Make 2011 your year to achieve professional growth and success and join us in Phoenix. We'll see you there!

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Vendor Affiliate Benefit of the Month

Web File Storage Services is a leading web-based file storage system that provides an easy-to-use solution for storing, accessing, and sharing computer files. With 256-bit encryption, TrueShare equips medical transcriptionists with a safe and secure system to upload and download any file type.

One of the many key features of TrueShare is the Auto-Tran for Windows application. Auto-Tran can be used to automatically receive files from clients on an hourly, daily, or weekly schedule. You can also utilize Auto-Tran to schedule downloads of processed files back to your clients. TrueShare fits naturally and easily into most transcription businesses without requiring change, and every Business Account includes unlimited users, enabling you to establish an account for each of your employees and clients with no extra costs. TrueShare enhances your business processes and gives your clients confidence that their information is safe and secure!

AHDI MEMBERS RECEIVE - a 10% discount off the monthly TrueShare rate.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Back to Basics—August Deal of the Month!

We want to ensure that every member of the Association has a copy of The Book of Style for Medical Transcription, 3rd edition, so we are offering a discount for the month of August! This widely acclaimed industry standards manual has long been the trusted resource for data capture and documentation standards in health care. The 3rd edition delivers a streamlined and strategically reorganized flow of critical data, enhanced explanation of standards and practical application, robust examples taken from clinical medicine settings, and so much more.

Book of style 3rd edition

Highlights in this edition

  • Detailed, comprehensive content explanations and rationale for standards and style
  • Style application examples taken from a clinical medicine context
  • A complete chapter dedicated to medical record types and formats, including turn-around times (TATs)
  • A complete chapter dedicated to medical record privacy, security, and integrity
  • A complete chapter dedicated to amending and modifying the patient record
  • Trend Notes that alert the reader to the current and/or potential impact of emerging technologies on a particular standard of style
  • An entire section of chapters addressing trends and drivers in the industry
  • Medical specialty chapters with organized standards, including new classification systems
  • Cross-referencing throughout the text to redirect users to related information and standards

For the month of August, we are going back to basics and offering all membership levels a discount on this crucial reference guide. All full membership categories receive just over a 20% discount from the normal price. Associate level members will receive standard member pricing.

Normal Price: $50 Eligible Members/$70 List Price

Sale Price: $45.00 eligible members/$50 Associate & Associate Student members/$70 list

Order Your Copy Today!

Bulk Discounts: Are available for orders over 50. Please contact Kelly Kappmeier for estimates.

Purchase Orders: Must be faxed into the AHDI offices at 209-527-9633.

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