Lead, follow or get out of the way

The discussion at the AHDI Lounge has taken on a life of its own. As usual, the more AHDI representatives talk, the more questions get raised. Over the past couple of days, the conversation has raised some questions in my mind about why AAMT changed its name to AHDI. While telling medical transcriptionists they need Read More …

Whose medical records are they, anyway?

It’s not often my keyboard goes all frosty twice in a 24-hour period, but by golly – the commentable comments over at the AHDI Lounge discussion about TRSi’s announcement that it has launched a training program for medical scribes just keep rolling in. Here’s the gem that was posted yesterday after I got busy doing Read More …

The Great Communicator

Years ago – when I was a member of AAMT (now AHDI) – I was defending them to a fellow medical transcriptionist, who said: They have a communication problem. And my response to him was something along the lines of… They communicate, but people don’t seem to understand their message. His response was very succinct, Read More …

What ho, Book of Style!

Follow me down the rabbit hole here… It all apparently started with this article at Advance for HIM, Big Transcription… which got picked up and posted at the AHDI Lounge… which generated a lot of comments… which got Chad Sines thinking, so he wrote a blog post, Style Over Substance… which again got linked at AHDI Read More …

Medical Transcription Books for Sale

I have the following books for sale. Please contact me directly if you see anything you’d like to purchase. Purchase price does not include shipping; shipping costs will be calculated at the time of purchase. Payments can be made by Paypal or by check. Order will be shipped when payment is received. Vera Pyle’s Current Read More …

A Transcription Odyssey, Revisited

I wrote an article titled 2001: A Transcription Odyssey that was published in the July-August 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Association for Medical Transcription (JAAMT). It’s now 10 years later, a good time to revisit that article and some of the predictions I made. Unfortunately, I don’t have the original draft I Read More …

Please pass the Kool-Aid

The only person who will ever tell you that professional networking isn’t important is the person who hasn’t engaged in any of it. That same person will tell you that being an association member, getting credentialed, and coming to ACE are a complete waste of time. I feel sorry for that person. 🙂 Get out Read More …

Can you trust AHDI to represent the industry?

I’ve been following reports from the meeting as reported by Kathy Nicholls at her MT Tools Online blog, as well as the ACE365 website at Ning and I find myself wondering if medical transcriptionists can afford to let this organization continue to represent to legislators and the health information management community that it is the Read More …

Desperately seeking relevance

I was moseying along in the medical transcription blogosphere today – in my opinion, part of my duties as webmaster/owner of medical transcription sites – when I decided to check out a tweet sent out by Kathy Nicholls about some changes being proposed in AHDI governance. Here’s Kathy’s tweet: KathyNicholls: AHDI proposes governance changes. What Read More …