Curriculum Development seminar

Last week, I attended the Healthcare Documentation Specialist Curriculum Development Seminar, sponsored by Mira Costa College, in San Diego. This was attended by educators from local community colleges with transcription and HIM programs, employers, some MTSOs and some transcriptionists. Kim Buchanan, AHDI-F and Director of Credentialing and Education with AHDI, and Peter Preziosi, CEO AHDI/MTIA, Read More …

Transforming the Pink Collar Ghetto

I find myself dismayed – and, frankly, somewhat depressed – reading some of the comments from MTs in the discussion that my MTs and “Speech Wreck” blog post generated over at the MT Chat Hot Zone. It seems that just about every discussion revolves back to how medical transcriptionists are paid – and how they Read More …

MTs and “Speech Wreck”

I didn’t find much to laugh about when I read the Advance Insiders blog, Speech Wreck, by Jeanne Johnston. Basically, it’s a regurgitation of the misperceptions, inaccuracies and just plain bull-headed resistance to change exhibited in many of the medical transcription online communities. I expect better from bloggers at a site like Advance. Let me Read More …