Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Random Acts of Kindness: Membership Scholarships Awarded

We’re delighted to announce that three membership scholarships were awarded this month as part of our “pay it forward” program. Have you heard about the program? The philosophy is simple: Random acts of kindness by our community to help our community. When hardship impacts our career and earnings, belonging to and being active in an association can be a crucial ingredient in plotting our next career move. By pooling our funds together, we can help fellow MTs/healthcare documentation specialists gain access to the valuable continuing education, tools, and relationships available through membership to propel them to the next great opportunity.

Contributions can be made in any amount and applications may be submitted any time. Please visit our website for complete details and consider "paying it forward" or applying today.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Download Your May/June Issue of Plexus Magazine

Your latest issue of Plexus can be downloaded now! Don’t miss great features and columns, the latest news, and helpful information related to our professionals theme, Checks and Balances. Credit-worthy, feature articles include:

  • Management’s Role in Productivity and Accuracy (1 PD)
  • Diversifying Your Business (1 PD)
  • No Office Drama: The Pros and Cons of Working from Home (1 PD)
  • Male Breast Cancer, Part 1 (1 CM)
  • Male Breast Cancer, Part 2 (online) (1 CM)

To access this benefit, please remember to log into the AHDI website. Plexus is a benefit included with Individual Professional, Student, Post-Graduate, Sustaining, Corporate, and Educational membership.

AHDI Conference: 33 Sessions Across the Full CEC Spectrum

This year’s program at the Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference, July 23-26, is sure to create sparks and dialog on hot issues in healthcare documentation. Don’t delay in registering for this annual event that will fuel your mind, energize your spirit, and propel your career to new heights.

Deadlines are fast approaching. Don’t delay in completing these action items:

Register for the AHDI Conference. Discounted rate ends July 8.
❑ Make your M Resort hotel reservation. Deadline is June 30
RSVP for Free poker training and the StrengthsFinders 2.0 workshop.

Designed by AHDI member volunteers especially with you in mind, the conference schedule includes the more than 30 credit-worthy sessions, which are listed below. Build your personal timetable with our interactive schedule planner.

Clinical Medicine

  • Equivocal Death: Victor or Victim?
  • Burn Survivors: Healing the Emotional Scars
  • Robotic Surgery in Gynecology
  • Medical Innovation and Documentation—A Case Study
  • A Second Look: Fabrication of Custom Ophthalmic Prosthetics
  • Updates and Audits in Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • The Linx Reflux Management System
  • Trends in Burn Wound Care

Medical Transcription Tools

  • Conan the Grammarian and Spell-Binding Comma Sense, with Dr. Richard Lederer
  • QA Summit: Clinician-Created Documentation—The Reinstitution of the QA Program
  • Speed Reading Workshop
  • Mind Mapping and Memory Improvement Techniques


  • Shoring Up the Printer/Copier HIPAA Hazard
  • What All MTSOs & ICs Should Know About HIPAA
  • How HDSs’ Role Can Stay Relevant in the EHR
  • Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Documentation Errors and Risks
  • Information Governance in a Post-EHR Era
  • HealtHIE Nevada: A Study in Privately Funded Health Information Exchange

Professional Development

  • Focusing on the Top Five: Discovering and Deploying Your Strengths
  • Turning Giant Projects into Bite Sized Tasks
  • Improving Your Odds of Winning in the Healthcare Documentation Game
  • Chasing Your New Career Dreams
  • Evolution of the TeleScribe: A Natural Fit
  • Successful Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
  • Touchstones: A Structure for Better Communication, Compassion, and Care
  • Freeland Writing Workshop
  • HDS to Scribe: Using Your Skills to Keep Doing What You Love!

Technology and the Workplace

  • Tech Talk With The IT Magician
  • Encryption For Dummies (And Smart People, Too!)
  • Your "Hitchhiker’s Guide" to Medicine’s "Tower of Babel"

Complementary Medicine

  • Integrative Medicine Approaches for a Healthier You
  • Standing and Active Workstations: Novelty or Disruptive Technology?

Download the full conference brochure for complete session descriptions, speaker biographies, and conference information. Hotel reservations must be made by June 30 to secure the discounted group rate of $125/night at The M Resort.