Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Membership Tip of the Month

According to the May 2010 issue of Women's Health, "Volunteering has been linked to lower rates of heart disease, stress, and depression; in fact, one study shows that just thinking about doing something altruistic releases the glee-inducing chemicals serotonin and dopamine." You, too, can make a difference by volunteering! Take the first step today and visit AHDI's Volunteer Central web page.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Vendor Affiliate Highlight

Oak Horizons Online Courses AHDI has partnered with OAK Horizons, Inc., to offer a number of specialty modules for continuing education. Click the link above to view these courses. Member must be logged in to view the web page.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Get VIP Treatment at ACE 2012!

This year, ACE is all about sparking your growth, and being an ACE VIP allows you to take that opportunity to the max. Everyone wants a VIP experience, so here is your chance to get it!

Full registrants for ACE 2012 who stay at the JW Marriott for 3 nights or more receive:

  • VIP Meet and Greet Lunch with ACE Keynote Karen Loucks Rinedollar on Friday, August 10

  • Buffet Lunch on Saturday, August 11

  • Two free drink tickets for the Closing Awards Banquet on Saturday, August 11

  • Entry into a raffle for one of 15 limited edition, framed, signed images crafted by ACE 2012 Opening Keynote Regina Holliday

  • Entry into a raffle to win one of 5 Regina Holliday original paintings that will be created onsite at ACE 2012.

  • Discount on self-parking at the JW Marriott ($20/night)

  • 50% off Internet in your hotel room at the JW Marriott

  • 10% discount in the JW Marriott's restaurants

Set yourself up for success by being an ACE VIP—Register for ACE 2012 today and make your hotel reservations at the JW Marriott Indy!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Farzad Mostashari Challenges Showcase for Interoperability at HIMSS 2012

The National Coordinator for health IT challenged participants in the HIMSS12 Interoperability Showcase on Thursday, Feb. 23, to demonstrate readiness for integration by securely exchanging information with an unrelated partner within one hour. The Health Story Project participated and was successful in exchanging a clinical document within the challenge deadline with TWO separate demonstration partners across the showroom floor. A History & Physical was sent by way of the Verizon Business Medical Data Exchange to the STEM Transition of Care Pilot and to EMR vendor OnBase using HL7 Consolidated CDA®. This reveals the effectiveness of the Consolidated CDA standard for exchange of health data at a moment's notice. Consolidated CDA is a recommended standard for clinical documents in the proposed rule supporting Meaningful Use Stage 2. Read more about Consolidated CDA and the Health Story demonstration at HIMSS12 at

Friday, March 9, 2012

Bonus Member Benefit

Learn how to build a home reference library with this excerpt from Getting Your Foot in the Door: Two Years' Experience Not Required. This chapter will help you stock your reference library with the most relevant and thorough texts available. Download it now!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Book of Style on SALE!

Since this month's focus is on best practices, what better a way to celebrate than with the trusted resource for data capture and documentation standards in healthcare?

The Book of Style for Medical Transcription, Third Edition—15% Off

This widely acclaimed industry standards manual 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.
Purchase The Book of Style, 3rd Edition today!

Rate: $42.50 eligible member rate / $59.50 list price

Monday, March 5, 2012

Turn Your Wish into Reality this March!

Don't put off your goal of getting credentialed any longer! March is all about creating a plan that will help you succeed by using best practices and available resources to help you prepare for your credentialing exam. Visit to get this month's Recipes for Success, which includes the Deal of the Month and the Bonus Member Benefit.