Networking in Groups: Alliances
AHDI Alliances are special interest groups that have been formed for the purpose of information exchange, networking, and addressing the common needs and interests of the group.
Primary objective: Networking.
Who can participate in an AHDI Alliance?
You must be an active member of AHDI to participate in an AHDI Partnership Alliance.
Members of AHDI can participate in the Advocacy Alliance listserv group – designed for anyone who has an interest in advocacy issues and desires to stay abreast of the dialogue. Leaders who are part of the Legislative Leaders Program are members of the Advocacy Alliance listserv by default, but it is open to those who just want to stay connected to advocacy information and/or participate in specific initiatives and events.
AHDI Benchmark KB Users Alliance
This community is for AHDI members who use Benchmark KB and wish to exchange best practices, tips, and training/research guidelines to effectively use the system.
AHDI Small Business Alliance
This is a virtual community of AHDI members to network, exchange best practices, and seek advice related to managing, leading, or owning a healthcare documentation business.
Preparing the future workforce for the constantly changing profession of medical transcription can be daunting. This alliance for MT educators provides a much-needed resource for discussing the challenges related to MT education, addressing standards for training, and exchanging ideas and insights about what works in the classroom, both in person and virtually. This group also works to evaluate trends and drivers in HIM education and the updates of the AHDI Model Curriculum. Currently, the Educators Alliance is actively promoting credentialing through the RMT as a graduation exam and developing a database of educational schools and their characteristics.
This group is made of up industry managers and supervisors who have a vested interest in working together to identify the needs and challenges of MT management, developing resources and standards for managers and supervisors, and exchanging ideas and insights about this important role in the industry. The alliance also develops online continuing education geared toward business management and works to strengthen PPN resources for managers/supervisors.
New Professionals Alliance
This alliance focuses on providing essential resources, networking, and career-building tools for up-and-coming professionals, those new to the field, and emerging leaders. AHDI Members joining the alliance will be able to build personal and professional connections via the Member’s Only Google Group, participate in the topics of the week discussions, and gain access to online events and resources to help build your career as a healthcare documentation professional.
Visually Impaired Transcriptionist Alliance (VITA)
This is a new AHDI Alliance that is forming to help define and address the needs and challenges blind and visually impaired MTs face. Join VITA to discuss important issues and brainstorm ideas with us of what can be done to improve resources available to blind and visually impaired MTs.