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The Great Debate, Finale!

At AHDI’s annual meeting in July in Las Vegas, the final topic for the Great Debate related to speech recognition:  Speech Recognition Quality – Speech Rec or Speech Wreck?  What are  your thoughts?  Has speech rec technology improved greatly since its inception, improved a little or still very much a work in progress?  What are [...]

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The Great Debates Continues…Part 3

At the AHDI annual meeting in Las Vegas in July, we debated the next topic:  HDS Entrepreneurs – Go For It or Forget It?  What do you think?  Is the climate just right to start your own business, or not?  Let’s hear some opinions! Related posts: The Great Debate Continues….. The Great Debate Part 2 [...]

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Speech Recognition Technology: Reshaping Healthcare Documentation

This is an article written by yours truly which was just published in ADVANCE For HIM online magazine: Speech Recognition Technology: Reshaping Healthcare Documentation Jay Vance, CMT, CHP AHDI President-Elect Related posts: Speech Recognition Technology Course Discounted for May and June – $100 Off! Listening To What Is Said, Transcribing What Is Heard: Speech Recognition [...]

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. As many of you know, my wife Carol is an ovarian cancer survivor; four years cancer-free, thanks be to God. She was extremely fortunate (blessed) because her disease was not diagnosed until she was at Stage 3C, by which time the survival rate is very low. But she has [...]

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What Does Labor Day Mean to You?

The upcoming weekend is Labor Day Weekend. For many of us that means we get a 3-day weekend, an extra day off. It is an extra day to relax and spend time with our family and friends. My youngest son has a soccer tournament this weekend, so we will be spending most of Saturday and [...]

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The Great Debate Part 2

If you were not able to attend the Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference in Las Vegas in July, here is topic #2 of the The Great Debate:  QA of Physician-Entered Documentation – Luxury or Necessity?  What do you think?  Do clinicians have time in their busy day of seeing patients to insure that everything is correct [...]

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QA Practices – What’s Your Experience?

I have heard that some facilities do not provide the voice files for comparison when HDSs are asked to QA voice-recognized documents.  How is this handled in your facility?  What have you heard about this method of QA?  It seems to me that accurate QA could not be accomplished without those voice files for comparison.  [...]

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Solve The Medical Mystery!

Here’s a fun little brainteaser to finish out your week. The answer has something to do with the human body. Good luck! You enter a room full of people and see that they’re all wearing name tags. It appears they all have something in common, and your challenge is to figure out what the commonality [...]

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President’s Report from HDIC 2014 in Las Vegas

Related posts: Delaware Forum Report Mostashari: ‘We Will Act on IOM Report’ | Articles & Archives | Healthcare Informatics Model Curriculum for MT Education Report Open for Comment Report from The Joint Commission Liaison Network Forum

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Report from The Joint Commission Liaison Network Forum

The Joint Commission’s 22nd Annual Liaison Network Forum took place at their headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, August 13-14. More than 50 healthcare associations were in attendance, and I had the pleasure of representing AHDI. The Forum provides the unique opportunity to learn about The Joint Commission’s (TJC) work and current strategic priorities, and to [...]

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