Managers/Supervisors Alliance Overview
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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 managers/supervisors.
Leadership and Volunteer Opportunities
Healthcare Documentation leaders are welcome to communicate via our e-mail listserv, asking questions of each other and sharing tools, best practices, and lessons learned.
The alliance is led by a steering committee that focuses on development of an annual managers and supervisors webinar series, as well as a managers and supervisors workshop held each year at AHDI's annual conference. Alliance members are encouraged to submit their ideas and to offer their assistance to the steering committee at any time. We need your input to create webinars and workshops that are current, relevant, and practical for leaders in health care documentation organizations.
The Managers and Supervisors Alliance often seeks volunteers to work on initiatives such as developing best practices, standards recommendations, or implementation toolkits for use by leaders in health care documentation organizations. These special projects are often initiated through discussions on the listserv or through conversations among our members at AHDI events. We invite you to become part of the conversation and share your ideas for advancing our profession.
Steering Committee Chairs:
Melissa Harper, Transcription Supervisor, Corporate Transcription Services, UC Health
Candice Olbrych, CMT, Hiring and Recruiting Manager, Sten Tel Transcription
Debbie Krapfl, RHIT, AHDI-F, Client Manager, Transolutions, Inc.
Janine Woodhull, Supervisor HIM Transcription, Spectrum Health
Jill Devrick, MPA, Product Solutions Advisor, 3M Health Information Systems
Joyce Smith, Transcription Manager, Spectrum Health
Lynn Noble, CMT, Transcription Manager, Professional Transcripts
Paula Pasquinelli, Director, Cloud Services, M*Modal
Sheila Guston, CMT, AHDI-F, Transcription Services Supervisor, Spectrum Health
Teresa Costa, RHIA, CMT, CHPS, Betty Ford Center
Christine Peterson, CMT, RHIT, AHDI-F
Sheryl Williams, CMT, AHDI-F
Tina Wilson, (email@example.com) Programs Coordinator
Recent Supervision Topics include:
- scheduling time during the holidays
- work space requirements for home-based transcriptionists
- disciplinary action for unsatisfactory production
- compensation for lead transcriptionists and transcription support roles
Recent Management Topics include:
- adapting and contributing to documentation quality in the EMR/EHR world
- evolution of medical transcription into new/future roles
- managing the change process
- transcription’s role in HIPAA, ARRA, meaningful use and ICD-10