Friday, May 18, 2012

Employers Recognize ACE as Valuable Tool for Professional Development

AHDI would like to recognize facilities that are supporting their employees with sponsorships to ACE, recognizing the value of the professional development and networking opportunities that ACE can provide to their employees. If your company is sponsoring employees to attend ACE, please contact

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Bonus Member Benefit

This month only, all members can access two bonus articles–"Career Pathways," an informative article about the possibilities the future has to hold in the healthcare documentation industry, and "An Important Tool for Success: Networking," an article providing tips on how to build your network and get your foot in the door!

Vendor Affiliate Highlight

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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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Participate in Project Linus at ACE 2012

Nearly 20 years ago ACE 2012 Keynote Karen Loucks Rinedollar founded an organization called Project Linus. This charitable group is dedicated to providing comfort to children in need by donating handmade security blankets.

The Great Lakes Region, our host component for ACE 2012, has adopted this initiative, providing you with a few simple and fun ways to donate a piece of your heart to a child in need. Whether you take some time during your ACE experience to sign a square of fabric at the "Make a Blanket Station," or you simply bring your own blanket and drop it in the donation bin at the registration desk, you can make a difference in a child's life. If you aren't coming to ACE 2012 and you would like to participate, you can hand-carry a blanket into a Project Linus Chapter Office near you. Find a Chapter Office.

Visit the ACE 2012 Blanket Drive page for more details.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Celebrate the Week That's All About YOU!

National Medical Transcriptionist Week is nearly upon us! This May 20 - 26 celebrate yourself, your profession, and the importance of what you do.

Working Together for Patient Safety is a theme that resonates throughout our industry. Serving as a second set of eyes on patient health records, healthcare documentation specialists are knowledge workers trained to look for and identify potential errors in the medical record. No matter where errors originated, healthcare documentation specialists, like everyone else involved in patient care, are passionately committed to eliminating preventable threats to patient safety.

Celebrate what you have dedicated your life to during this special week. Visit our National Medical Transcriptionist Week web page to download the 2012 poster and visit our Café Press store—the AHDI Marketplace—to get your National Medical Transcriptionist Week merchandise to commemorate this event.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Managers/Supervisors 2012 Webinar Series: Buy 3, Get 1 Free!

Register for the entire 2012 Managers/Supervisors webinar series with this package offer and receive four credit-worthy webinars focused on how to stay relevant and continue to succeed in healthcare documentation for the price of three! Purchasing this package will automatically register you for all four webinars. Don't miss this opportunity to gain access to critical industry tips and knowledge at an amazing discount.

Register for the Entire Series
(4 Webinars for the Price of 3!)

Must register by May 16 to get the full package deal!

Click on the titles below to register for these webinars individually or to view their details.

RFPs? What You Need to Know
May 17, 2012, 3 p.m. PDT/6 p.m. EDT

Career Evolution: From MT to Document Creation Analyst
July 19, 2012, 3 p.m. PDT/6 p.m. EDT

Diversifying Your Business Through Changing Times
September 13, 2012, 3 p.m. PDT/6 p.m. EDT

What's in a Name? The Future of Clinical Information Managers (Medical Scribes)
November 15, 2012, 3 p.m. PDT/6 p.m. EDT

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Membership Tip of the Month

Professional members have access to CEC preapproved quizzes! CMTs, take advantage of this member benefit by logging on to your membership account then going to Member Center > My benefits, then click Online CECs.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Speech Recognition Technology Course Discounted for May and June - $100 Off!

To make the savings even sweeter, we're offering a two-month special on the Speech Recognition Technology Course this May and June! This is an opportunity to see exactly how speech recognition technology (SRT) has proven its worth by lowering healthcare costs and providing faster turn-around times. This course includes hands-on practice using 3M's platform, with authentically dictated speech recognized drafts. This course is perfect for those new to speech rec editing or looking to earn CECs. Sign up for the Speech Recognition Technology Course today!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Independent Contractor Opportunity - Call for Content and Program Experts

AHDI is looking for candidates to fill independent contractor positions in a limited part-time capacity, focused on mission-critical program development areas such as credentialing, workforce development, and professional practices.

Potential project areas include:

  • Occupational skills assessment tool for MTs transitioning into new roles in healthcare documentation
  • Professional practices knowledge bank
  • Level 2 healthcare documentation content development for various products
  • Special writing projects to articulate the value of healthcare documentation specialists in a position paper and multi-level marketing campaign

Interested candidates should have:

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in healthcare documentation, with broad-based multi-specialty acute care expertise
  • Current CMT or RMT credential
  • Working knowledge of the AHDI Book of Style, 3rd Edition
  • Ability to establish and meet deadlines and to prepare accurate and complete written materials

We would be particularly interested to hear from MTs who have transitioned into new roles working with the EHR/EMR and individuals with experience as a healthcare documentation educator or educational program director with advanced clinical content understanding as well as item-writing experience, strong communication and editing skills, and an understanding/experience with industry technologies.

Statements of interest, resumes/CVs, and compensation requirements may be emailed to

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May Deal of the Month

Get your copy of one of our most popular texts—The Book of Style Workbook—for 15% off!

The Book of Style Workbook
Rate: $29.25 eligible member

rate/$42.50 list price

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Book of styly workbook cover

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

ACE Sessions Announced!

ACE 2012 is just around the corner and we have a lineup of unparalleled education from which to choose! From our inspiring keynote speakers to informative clinical medicine presentations to sessions that will transform the way you look at your future, ACE 2012 will be packed with sessions you don't want to miss!

Our keynotes share their personal stories and inspire commitment to achieve the seemingly unachievable; our clinical sessions focus on the newest technology and advances in health care so that you can be aware of what is to come in the near future; and there is a plethora of sessions focused on the future roles in healthcare documentation and how you can position yourself for success!

Also, this year, in conjunction with AHDI-West, we are offering a track of sessions focused on corporations—the Corporate Advantage Program. This well-received webinar series hosted by AHDI-West will continue live at ACE 2012. Corporate representatives and individual professionals alike will appreciate this fresh new look on taking various business aspects to an entirely new level!

Want to see what's going on at ACE? Download our ACE 2012 Online Brochure or visit to see our Interactive Schedule of sessions lined up so far. And don't forget to check back frequently—we're adding new sessions all the time!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Let Us Help You Succeed!

Persist, persevere, and apply patience to your goals!

Summer is just around the bend, so it's time to reassess your credentialing goals and earn your credential! Visit and learn how to identify the next steps on your journey and how to carry them out through the three P's—persistence, perseverance, and patience.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Preapproved ONC Courses for Continuing Education Credits

CMTs, here is another great resource for earning CECs, and it's FREE!

AHDI has preapproved numerous Health IT Workforce Curriculum Component courses in all CEC categories. Click the link above for details or visit our CMT Only web page.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Did You Know?

All membership categories receive a discount for taking the credentialing exam. If you are not credentialed this is the best time to take the first step and register for an eligibility ID.

Advertise Your Events

Components, don't forget to post your upcoming events, study groups, etc., to the AHDI Events Calendar. Events to be included in the July issue of Plexus need to be posted by May 24.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Celebrate Your Profession in Style

Purchase your National Medical Transcriptionist Week merchandise today at the AHDI Marketplace!

MT Week cafe press merchandise