Friday, August 31, 2012

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Equitable Compensation Position Paper Released & Healthcare Documentation Olympians Celebrated

At ACE 2012, AHDI's annual business meeting was held on August 9 to present a review of the past year's accomplishments, 2011 financial report, and a look ahead with the release of the new strategic plan. Headlining the meeting was Sherry Doggett, AHDI's 2011-2012 President, who led the audience in a celebration of our association's accomplishments over the past year. Despite a year of financial challenges, our member volunteers and staff worked hard to successfully release a number of new resources and tools now available to AHDI members:

  • Model Curriculum for Healthcare Documentation, 5th Edition

  • eSource for Healthcare Documentation Instructors

  • Healthcare Documentation Specialist title approved

  • AHDI strategic plan and priorities

  • National Hometown Advocacy Week

  • EHR Future Roles survey results (download complete study or the summary)

  • Position statement on the value of healthcare documentation specialists and equitable compensation (download the paper)

Click here to read the full update.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Word From Your National Leadership Board

We are pleased to present you with highlights from the meeting held at ACE 2012 in Indianapolis, IN.

The Board elected new officers with terms beginning on September 1:

  • Martha Songer, RMT—Secretary

  • Bonnie Monico, CMT, AHDI-F—Treasurer

  • Jill Devrick—President-elect

Sherry Doggett, AHDI President, announced that JoAnn Clarke, CMT, had stepped down as a newly elected at-large director due to medical issues. Tamara Dicks, CMT, was introduced as the new at-large director with a term beginning on September 1. Following ACE 2012, we were notified that Cynthia Alder, RHIT, CMT, CDIP, AHDI-F, District 5 Director, had to step down from her position on the Board due to personal reasons. The Board is currently working on appointing a replacement for the remainder of her term, which ends August 31, 2013. More information will be available at a later date. Read more.