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 …

From Medical Transcription to Scribing?

The question has been posed to me, on more than one occasion, about the possibility of medical transcriptionists transitioning to the role of a scribe. Every time, this is the article link that gets sent to me: Modern Healthcare – Docs using scribes to ease EHR transition. (This requires a login to Modern Healthcare; registration Read More …

Medical transcription schools and the FTC

In the internet marketing world, there's what's known as a flog. A flog is fake weblog. In other words, it looks like a real person writing about real experiences – while promoting a product. In a prior post, Internet Marketers and Medical Transcription, I noted how medical transcription is an attractive target for internet marketers. 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 …

Prepare for HITECH changes

This year is flying by us. Before we know it, it’s going to be 2010 – and that means significant changes in privacy and security measures for service providers to the healthcare industry. One of the more important changes for the medical transcription industry is the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Read More …

Offshore MT security issues blaze into headlines

In his blog at Advance, Jay Vance spotlights a story about Potential Offshore Outsourcing Catastrophe – Medical Records For Sale In India. It’s a pretty interesting read  and although the sting operation was carried out by a UK team and involved UK records, it doesn’t take much to see that the same situation could be Read More …

The future of medical transcription

Not that any of us has a crystal ball or anything… At his XY Files in an MT World blog at Advance, Jay Vance asks: Are Medical Transcription’s Days Numbered? This fairly brief blog entry includes a long quote from Nae Priest, originally at MT Chat. I’m not going to requote it or Jay’s blog 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 …