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District 4 News:

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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Share Your Ideas!

The AHDI National Leadership Board, staff and volunteers spend a great deal of time during the year discussing and planning our annual meeting:  Where to have it, what kind of topics, activities, vendors, etc.  Do you have any ideas or thoughts about how you would like the AHDI annual meetings structured?  What have you not [...]

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Working Harder or Working Smarter?

I would like to get ideas from our readers on the different tools they use to enhance their productivity.  Healthcare documentation/medical transcription can be a challenging and in many cases a demanding career.  What are your ideas and the different methods that you use to maintain and increase your productivity? Are there certain tools that [...]

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What Is Your Future Course?

I’d like to hear some feedback about your professional goals over the next 3-5 years.  Where do you think you will be?  Will you remain in healthcare documentation or is your goal to transition to a related field? As for me, I will continue to work in traditional transcription as I have been, but maybe [...]

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Celebrating National Medical Transcription Week!

As we celebrate National Medical Transcription Week from May 18-24, 2014, be proud of the invaluable part you play in accurately recording patients’ stories every day across the country…… Guardians of Health Record Integrity Prevent Errors. Preserve Stories. Protect Lives. Healthcare documentation specialists play a critical role in capturing and preserving America’s health story. As [...]

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