Friday, April 10, 2015

AHDI Website Makeover Coming Soon!

You’ve spoken and we listened. We often hear it’s hard to find things on AHDI’s website. Coming in early May, you’ll find a new and improved AHDI website. This isn’t simply a new coat of paint, so to speak, but a complete reorganization of the content, added functionality, and more advanced technology. Our goal is simple: Providing you with a website that will be your number one professional resource.

Although the website is still under construction, we wanted you to get an advance peek at what you’ll find in early May. Following the launch, we will be asking for feedback so we can continue to make improvements to enhance your online experience.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

AHDI Conference: Preview the Program; Early Bird Ends April 30

It’s time to make your plans to attend AHDI's Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference. This year's conference will be held August 7-8, 2015, a stone's throw from our Nation's Capitol, in Alexandria, Virginia.

AHDI’s volunteers on the Program Committee, along with our colleagues at AHIMA, have been hard at work developing a comprehensive, state-of-the-art program. Download the preliminary agenda to start planning your educational experience. Your two-day registration will give you access to the Friday and Saturday programming. If you wish to attend all three days, there’s a registration package available as well.

Register for AHDI's 2015 Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference at Don’t forget early bird registration ends April 30!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Featured Webinar: Best Practices in Speech Recognition Technology

Join us to explore healthcare documentation best practices in the setting of speech recognition technology—how to make this technology work to our greatest advantage. For our role in documenting patient care, there is a distinct contrast to traditional transcription, necessitating a skillset shift from the constant motion of expert typing to the more analytical, immediate identification and correction of the inevitable flaws in speech recognized text. Human intervention is necessary because of like sounds in the English language as well as the arrays of dialects and speech patterns. This presentation offers definitions of that intervention in fine detail.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how the technology of speech recognition works.
  2. Understand the impact we have on how well the technology works.
  3. Know how to determine what to edit and when to edit in recognized drafts.
  4. Embrace skillset shift from traditional transcription to editing of recognized drafts.
  5. Develop strategies for the best balance of complete accuracy and top productivity.

Presenter: Criss Spoto
Date: April 29, 2015
Time:12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET
CE Credits: 1 MTT or 1 TW

Not able to attend live? You may still purchase and register for this webinar; the webinar recording will automatically be emailed 24 hours after the event ends.

CEC Resources for CMTs and CHDSs

Are you an AHDI component officer, or have you been thinking about running for a position? It's a great way to earn CECs while serving in a leadership position at the local, state, or regional level or as a member of the National Leadership Board (NLB). Eligible positions at the component level include President, Vice President/President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer (or equivalent offices). All positions on the NLB are eligible. Find more information and download the CEC form here.

AHDI Recredentialing Resource Guide

List of Preapproved CEC Activities

Group Licensing of Session Recordings

AHDI Online Learning Library (Members Only - must be logged in to view)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Credentialing Cup Deadline Extended until April 15!

Two tasks, one deadline to remember - April 15! While you're finishing up your taxes, don't forget to sign up for the Credentialing Cup, too! We've extended the deadline to April 15, so grab at least three more of your buddies and take any of the credentialing exams (RHDS, CHDS, or CQE) by July 31. Team participants qualify for waived eligibility fees, Practice Exam discounts, and complimentary lapel pins for all who successfully pass the exam.

Grand Prize
Enter your team into the Credentialing Cup and your team could win the Grand Prize of 6 free webinars for each winning team member—a great way to start earning CECs after you pass your exam.

Full details about the Credentialing Cup, including study group resources, are available on the Credentialing Cup web page.

“Lipitor 22 pills a day,” “Cheerio insufficiency,” and more!

Oh my! The things you’ll find on our new Facebook group SR Errors: Funny …or Fatal?.” If you haven’t visited yet, you’re missing out on some great laughs as well as many concerning reports of documentation errors produced by speech recognition. We hope you’ll join in our campaign to generate awareness on the importance of having a highly trained, knowledge workforce reviewing health records for accuracy and completeness.

Visit “SR Errors: Funny …or Fatal?" at:

speech wrecks Download a copy of the first awareness poster and spread the word.

P.S.: Join us in creating a thunderous roar throughout social media for National Medical Transcriptionist Week, May 17-23, 2015. Join our Thunderclap to participate!