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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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What’s Your Story?

I’d love to get some conversation going about the different ways that healthcare documentation specialists are using their skills in the current environment.  For myself, I am still in traditional transcription.   The doctors dictate, I transcribe, but I actually work within the electronic medical record for the practice.  The notes are transcribed and pasted into [...]

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Pay It Forward

We have all run into tough times when it is difficult to pay the bills or buy groceries. Over the last few years many healthcare documentation specialists have run into the tough times due to the many changes in our industry. Unfortunately, many of you have had to drop your AHDI membership or only rejoin [...]

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Why I Volunteer for AHDI

I have been a member of AHDI since 2009. I first joined because I was going to take the CMT exam and wanted the member discount for my exam prep and the exam itself. However, as I searched the site, I found out that there was a whole lot more to AHDI than I had [...]

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Exciting Deals for the Healthcare Documentation Specialist!

Save on “Mastering the EHR” Online Course—50% off Mastering the EHR Online Course (June course only; must register by May 25) Eligible Members: $50 (regular price $100) List Price: $62.50 (regular price $125) In honor of National Medical Transcription Week, we’re offering this special deal on our “Mastering the EHR” June online course. This is [...]

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