Saturday, May 17, 2014

NLP Processing: Empowering MT Knowledge Workers with a Valuable Asset

Presenter: Kyle Silvestro

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a powerful, new leading-edge technology. This session will cover how it is currently being used to enable new work channels linked to data validation for MTs to promote HIT adoption and meaningful use.

Visit the Online Learning Library to download this recorded webinar presentation (valid login required; available to AHDI Individual Professional members only). You also can hear this speaker live at the 2014 AHDI Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference –

Friday, May 16, 2014

Free Online CEC Quizzes

Healthcare documentation specialists/medical transcriptionists can earn continuing education credit by reading credit-worthy articles in AHDI publications and taking a free online quiz. With more than 150 quizzes available in all six CEC categories, this is one of the most popular AHDI member benefits.

Click the publication title to access the online archive to download issues:

Click here to access the online quizzes.

Please note: These are benefits of AHDI membership and a valid login required. Read more or view the Benefits at a Glance.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

AHDI District Directors and Community Connections

The healthcare industry is constantly changing, and sometimes it's hard to know where to turn for information or answers to questions. AHDI's District Directors are available to help! Listed below are links to each District's blog and Facebook pages. Not sure what district you’re in? Click the District Map to find out.

District 1: AHDI LoungeFacebook
District 2: AHDI LoungeFacebook
District 3: AHDI LoungeFacebook
District 4: AHDI LoungeFacebook
District 5: AHDI LoungeFacebook
District 6: AHDI LoungeFacebook

Great Products, Great Deals!

Save on "Mastering the EHR" Online Course—50% off
Mastering the EHR Online Course (June course only; must register by May 25)
Eligible Members: $50 (regular price $100)
List Price: $62.50 (regular price $125)

In honor of NMTW, we’re offering this special deal on our “Mastering the EHR” June online course. This is a 10-week intermediate preparatory online course to add essential EHR skills to your knowledge base. Course-takers will have an understanding of the learning outcomes for each chapter, implore skill-building techniques through exercises designed to navigate you through the EHR program, learn about current topics in health care, and develop critical-thinking skills through comprehension of applied concepts of using an EHR and testing those skills through the online exercises and activities provided.

New Online Subscriptions for the Book of Style and RMT Exam Guide (RHDS Ready)

The Book of Style for Medical Transcription, 3rd Edition, and the RMT Exam Guide (RHDS Ready) are now available in searchable electronic format via online subscription service.

Your subscription will be delivered to you through Vital Source. You will have the ability to view the book online or download Vital Source’s software called "Bookshelf" onto your computer, tablet, iPhone, iPad, Android, or Kindle.

Search the table of contents, search sections, and search by keyword(s) to find important information right when you need it. You can highlight text or sections, add notes, and reference them at any time.

Click the links below for 180-day, 1-year, or perpetual licenses. Digital copies are not available with any product bundles.

Note: Once you purchase your digital license you will receive an email with the link to Vital Source and a redemption code within 1 to 2 business days.

*AHDI Members must log in to activate member pricing. If you believe you should receive member price but are unable to see the member price, please call AHDI at 800-982-2182.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

National MT Week, May 18-24

For the 29th year, we are celebrating National Medical Transcriptionist Week (NMTW) the third week in May. Join us in spreading the word on the important role you and the entire healthcare documentation workforce play in patient care and safety. The 2014 "Guardians of Health Record Integrity" flyer is available on the AHDI website for download in three different sizes:

On the website,, you can also find desktop wallpapers in various sizes, the Guardian of Health Record Integrity shield, and more. As you promote NMTW, don't forget to tell people about our campaign—Your Record Speaks—on the importance of accurate health records!