District 1 has its own AHDI BlogLounge page!  Well, so do the other districts, but this tab is especially reserved for news relating to our Arizona-California-Washington-Oregon-Idah0-Nevada-Utah-Hawaii members and future members.

Be sure to check out the Blog lounge Home page for news for everyone, but please consider visiting here to see what might relate to our region specifically.

I’ll try, as your District 1 director, to pass on what I hear and see for us in terms of events and news. I have questions and thoughts, and I hope you’ll share  yours. Stay tuned!

Barb Marques, CMT, AHDI-F

District 1 Director

AHDI Past President

District 1 News:

Plexus Digital Magazine Goes Where You Go!

Did you know that you can read Plexus magazine on your e-reader or tablet? Here’s how: Eligible AHDI members* will first need to log into the AHDI website at www.ahdionline.org and navigate to the Plexus web page, found under Professional Practices > Publications. Click on the issue you wish to download and save a copy [...]

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Thanks For Sharing Your Thoughts…

At the AHDI-NEMA regional meeting this past weekend in Springfield, MA, I raised the question of what members wanted from AHDI as far as communication goes.  Are they receiving too much, too little, not the information they want?   I’d like to hear what other members think of AHDI’s communication methods.  AHDI reaches you in several [...]

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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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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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Joint Press Release from AHDI and AHIMA!

Check out AHDI and AHIMA’s joint release on the reinstitution of QA programs and Clinician-Created Documentation.  What do you think? http://www.ahdionline.org/Portals/0/downloads/AHIMA-AHDItoolkit.pdf Related posts: Clinician-Created Documentation: What’s Your Experience? QA for Clinician-Created Documentation Headed Our Way…Finally! Joint AHDI/AHIMA Meeting in Texas Breaks New Ground! AHDI at 2011 AHIMA Convention

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The Great Debate Continues…..

If you weren’t able to attend the HDIC in Las Vegas in July, you can still voice your opinion on the topics that were discussed during “The Great Debate”.  We’d love to hear what you have to say!  Here’s the first topic: **Book of Style:  Obsolete or Awesome?     Related posts: The Great Debate [...]

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Clinician-Created Documentation: What’s Your Experience?

Jill Devrick, AHDI President, recently had her article on clinician-created documentation published in Advance for Health Information Professionals.  Take a look and add comments about what your experience has been regarding this topic. “Implementation of the electronic health record (EHR) has changed how clinicians create documentation. Although EHR technology is intended to increase efficiency and [...]

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Upcoming Anniversary to Celebrate!

It doesn’t seem possible but it’s been almost a year since AHDI’s “Your Record Speaks” campaign was launched at the national ACE meeting last year in Orlando.  Many of us who attended put on our campaign T-shirts and walked through Downtown Disney, handing out slips of paper which contained the website for “Your Record Speaks”.  [...]

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