AHDI held its 31st Annual Convention and Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee, July 29 – August 2, 2009. Keynote speaker Donna Hartley delivered a riveting presentation on the power of overcoming challenges and embracing change, while Bruce Mast and Jonathan Perlin took attendees on a facilitated journey through the complexities and challenges facing both healthcare delivery and the health information sector today, including the impact of the Obama administration’s push for EHR adoption and integration, the role of consumer-driven healthcare, and the continued demand for faster, more efficient solutions that drive down cost and improve clinical decision-making. Attendees looking for an answer to the question, “What does the future look like for the MT?” were provided with information, insight, and resources for making the much-needed transition into the analytical roles that are being carved out in the documentation arena of the future. Delivering a unified message around the importance of a preserving a patient’s full health story emerged as the central theme of the conference, as experts and industry leaders shared the vision of The Health Story Project and its goals for making sure EHR systems include the option for narrative capture, thus ensuring a role for the documentation knowledge worker in the future of health data capture.
In addition to timely presentations and updates on key industry messages, trends, and drivers, attendees were provided with over 30 opportunities for continuing education credit in technology, clinical medicine, and other relevant core areas. A dynamic exhibit hall, fun networking events, and special sessions helped to create a meaningful attendee experience for all who participated.
Audio CDs from ACE 2009
Audio from the majority of educational sessions and all three keynote presentations were captured at ACE 2009 by Lawrence Media Group. The can be purchased as an entire conference package or individually by session at the LMG website. These audio CDs are credit worthy.
Click here to purchase ACE 2009 Audio CDs
In order to provide a more dynamic annual convention that is tailored specifically to the needs of you, our members, we must receive feedback. For those who have not already completed a paper evaluation on-site at ACE 2009 in Nashville, please complete the following electronic evaluation form and provide the critical feedback we need to continually develop engaging, relevant meetings.
ACE 2009 Speaker Evaluation Form
The updated ACE 2009 CEC form is linked below. Please complete this form and fax it to AHDI at (209)527-9633 or email this form to Cassie Uber: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your credits
ACE 2009 Presenter Power Point Files
The following presenters have allowed us to distribute their power point presentations for your viewing. We will continually be adding to this repository as more presenters send us their files
- "Healthcare 2009-2019: What to Expect..." - Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, FACP
- "Recovery Audits and Their Impact on MTs" - Gayle Garrett, RHIT
- "Legal and Regulatory Developments in Medical Transcription and Health Data Management" - Scott Edelstein, JD, MPA
- "Can You Hear Me Now? Communicate with Confidence" - Sheryl Williams, CMT, AHDI-F, BSBA (power point slides)
- "Long QT Syndrome: A Rare Heart Disorder" - Pat Stettler, CMT, AHDI-F
- "Medicolegal Concepts of Patient Care" - Pat Stettler, CMT, AHDI-F
- Manager/Supervisor Workshop
ACE 2009 Pictures and Attendee List
The AHDI staff has begun a collection of photos taken at ACE 2009 on Flickr. Below you can find the link to the pictures that we have created. They certainly capture a bit of the magic that we all felt in Nashville
For those of you interested in obtaining a list of all those who’d registered and attended ACE 2009, below is the final attendee list organized by state
ACE Attendee List
Exhibitors come from all sectors of the medical transcription profession and industry. Publishers, computer hardware manufacturers, software vendors, system integrators, recruiters and educators all recognize the benefits of exhibiting to AHDI members and have found the AHDI annual meeting to be a critical resource for professional networking and sales contacts. If you are interested in information about exhibiting at ACE 2010 in Austin, please contact: Jeff Rhodes, 410-584-1952 or email: email@example.com
Thank you to our 2009 Sponsors!