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New District Boundaries

The AHDI National Leadership Board recently approved two changes to the District boundaries. Iowa will be moving from District 5 to District 3 and Puerto Rico will move from District 1 to District 6. The changes will go into effect March 1, 2015. Learn more about the National Leadership Board and the districts here. Related [...]

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Give Back, Stay Involved through Volunteerism

Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.” Did you know that approximately 64 million Americans serve about 8 billion hours with an estimated value of $175 billion (Corporation for National and Community Service)? This means that 64 million people personify Churchill’s [...]

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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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Greetings from your new District 2 Director!

Welcome to the AHDI Lounge, District 2 News page. I’m the new District 2 Director and I’m looking forward to getting to know you. Let me tell you a little about myself. I am the Health Information Management/Transcription manager for Bryan Medical Center, a multi-facility healthcare system in Lincoln, Nebraska, and surrounding communities. I have [...]

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Who’s to Blame?

Welcome to the AHDI Lounge and my first blog ever!  I’m the new District 2 Director and I’m looking forward to getting to know you. I saw an article from ABC News online the other day with the headline, “Texas Hospital Blames Records Flaw as Reason Ebola Patient was First Released.” This is in relation [...]

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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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