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 …

AHDI interactive – kind of

I have to admit when I saw the title of the latest blog at the AHDI Lounge blog, I was intrigued – so they get points for an interesting title. Is the medical transcription profession doomed? Just reading the title, I thought maybe AHDI was finally going to take off the rosie-colored glasses they wear Read More …

Under the microscope: FutureMT

This all started with a query at MT Chat, which asked (in part): Can anyone tell me if it makes a difference which online program you use? I’ve heard that potential employers look for someone that’s been trained by an AHDI approved program. But when I asked Future MT, a non-approved program, they said that Read More …

Ethical Best Practices

Just in case you didn’t know, we are in the “healthcare documentation sector.” We still do medical transcription and we’re still called medical transcriptionists, but only because there’s no organized group <ahem> that’s been able to either decide what else to call us and/or make it stick. However, medical transcriptionists everywhere can rejoice, knowing that Read More …

What is that CMT credential worth

Here we go roundabout with the credentialing discussion – again. I realized during the discussion on the Plexus social networking article that the article is approved for continuing education credits (CECs) for those who are credentialed CMTs. In my opinion, this takes the discussion to a completely new level. First, indulge me while I talk Read More …

The blind leading the blind

In today’s ironic category, Nae Priest sent me an article from the AHDI Plexus publication (which I no longer get because I’m not a member). Diving into the Social Networking World strikes my funny irony bone because it’s written by Lea Sims, director of communications and marketing for AHDI. If there’s something AHDI hasn’t really Read More …

Internet marketers and medical transcription

I search the internet occasionally for interesting news about medical transcription and it seems all I find are these crappy sites. I ran into one this morning that really got me going, so I thought I’d share. Have you ever wondered why there are so many crappy articles and web sites devoted to medical transcription Read More …

Visible black character – cracks in the concrete

Ask me if I am at all surprised to hear there are some issues – and lots of questions and disagreements – with the visible black character “standard” that was concocted by a joint task force a couple years back. In addition to my first post about this at the old MT Exchange site, I Read More …