The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) was established in 1978 as part of an effort to achieve recognition for the medical transcription profession. In the beginning, the association focused on educating medical professionals about what medical transcriptionists do and how their work affects the quality of health care. When the U.S. Department of Labor granted medical transcriptionists their own job classification in 1999, it was an important milestone to getting the work recognized as much more than clerical. In 2012, AHDI adopted a new title -- healthcare documentation specialists -- to reflect the broad and extensive responsibilities and services they provide in the creation of accurate and comprehensive patient care records.
Today, with more than 13,000 members, AHDI continues to champion excellence in healthcare documentation and advance patient safety through the precise capture of the patient’s health story. We protect patient’s health information through continuous workforce development and the support of practitioners and industry partners. Read AHDI’s Strategic Plan (.pdf)
AHDI works tirelessly to give thousands of healthcare documentation specialists a voice before legislative and regulatory agencies and to ensure they are recognized for their contributions to patient safety and risk management.
Read more about AHDI’s initiatives and advocacy here:
Where We Stand: Learn more about the association’s mission, goals and objectives for helping healthcare documentation specialists stay relevant in the changing arena of healthcare documentation.
Position Statements: Looking for an official statement on an industry trend or topic? You’ll find it here.
Press Releases: Visit this page to stay abreast of the latest initiatives and announcements released by the association.
On the Horizon: As changes in technology and healthcare delivery shape the future of documentation, AHDI has its eye on the future of the profession.
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