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The Ins and Outs of Applying for a Work-at-Home Job - Available
June 24, 2015 12:00PM- June 24, 2015 01:00PM

Title: The Ins and Outs of Applying for a Work-at-Home Job
Presenter: Linda A. Allard, CHPS
Date: June 24, 2015
Time:12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET
CE Credits: 1 PD

You may be working from home in your pajamas, but the rules for applying for a transcription job are the same as the rules for applying to be the White House Chief-of-Staff. Too often we see MTs/HDSs using inappropriate email addresses, applying for jobs they're not qualified for, or calling to complain if they don't get a response fast enough. Whether you're a new transcriptionist right out of school or a 30-year veteran looking to change companies, don't let your slippers and bathrobe limit potential opportunities—learn what will get your resume bumped to the top of the pile and what will get it relegated to the bottom.

Learning Objectives
1. How to write a resume that will get noticed.
2. Tips for interviewing well on the phone.
3. How to prepare for online testing.
4. Basic tips about what employers are looking for as they sift through stacks of resumes and applications.

Presenter:

Linda Allard, CHPS, president of New England Medical Transcription, has worked in the transcription industry since 1987. After spending several years as an at-home transcriptionist, she advanced to become an editor, external auditor, account director, recruiter, human resources director, transcription professor and vice president of operations. She currently oversees operations at NEMT, managing approximately 250 employees and independent contractors. As a recruiter, HR director, and operations chief, she has spent more than 20 years reviewing resumes and applications from both new and experienced MTs/HDSs.

This webinar is free for current Student and Associate Student members.

Even if you can’t attend the live webinar, registering will enable you to automatically receive a link to the recorded webinar 24 hours after the live presentation ends.  



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Compensation Best Practices Toolkit (panel discussion) - Available
October 8, 2015 01:00PM- October 8, 2015 02:00PM

Title: Compensation Best Practices Toolkit (panel discussion)
Presenters: Sherry Doggett; Joyce Smith; Patricia King; Carole Gilbert, RHIT, CHTS-IM; Cheryl Klopcic, RN, BSN, CMT, RHIT
Date: October 8, 2015
Time:1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET
CE Credits: 1 PD

Many changes have occurred within the transcription industry that have affected wages dramatically.  A group of managers and other industry leaders formed a task force earlier this year to address the many issues that impact transcription pay:  differences in transcription platforms and associated technical issues, staff skill sets, difference in work environments, patient acuity mix, lack of staff training, speech editing versus traditional transcription, difference in pay models, QA impact on pay, etc.  We also reviewed new emerging roles with implementation of EHRs, and how best to pay.  This session will include an overview of the Compensation Best Practices toolkit and how to address pay issues within your own organization or MTSO.  The toolkit includes best practices for different settings and the impact of various pay models on those settings.   Tips for evaluating the impact of your technical systems and your staff skills sets on various pay models are also included.  
 
Learning Objectives
• Learn how to evaluate various pay models and determine the impact of each on your organization or MTSO. 
• Learn how different text platforms or speech engines may impact your pay model and how to improve your staff’s performance through process improvement and staff involvement
• Learn how to sell your ideas to upper management

Presenter's Bio

Sherry Doggett is an AHDI past president (2011-2012), having served two terms on the board. She is an active member of the AHDI Manager/Supervisor’s Steering Committee and served as chair of the AHDI National Past Presidents Council. She retired May 1, 2013, as Director of Corporate Transcription Services UC Health in Cincinnati, Ohio, a multi-hospital integrated delivery system.
 
Joyce Smith is the manager of Transcription and Document Integrity for Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Spectrum Health is a large integrated teaching health care system with 11 hospitals, a 600+ physician medical group, and a health plan serving western Michigan. Joyce currently serves as the Newsletter Editor for the Great Lakes Region AHDI, and serves on the AHDI Managers/Supervisors Alliance. 
 
Patricia (Patt) King is the manager of HIM Transcription for Tucson Medical Center and TMC Healthcare in Tucson, Arizona.  Tucson Medical Center, licensed at more than 600 beds, has been Tucson’s locally-governed nonprofit regional hospital for over 70 years. Patt is experienced in all aspects of transcription during her 30 years in the industry.  The Compensation Best Practices Task Force is Patt’s first experience working with AHDI. 
 
Carole J. Gilbert, RHIT, CHTS-IM, has been a medical language specialist for over 42 years and is the owner of Gilbert Medical Transcription Services, Inc. Carole has participated in panel discussions and presentations on numerous topics related to the MT industry for vocational transcription programs at local and state chapters of AHDI and AHIMA. She is currently serving as the 2015-2016 Secretary for the Central Florida Chapter of AHDI.
 
Cheryl Klopcic, RN, BSN, CMT, RHIT, has worked for Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) for 25 years as a medical transcriptionist and transcription supervisor. SIH is a 3-hospital system with a large medical group and clinic serving the entire southern Illinois area. Cheryl has been active in AHDI for many years and has published numerous articles in For The Record and Advance. She teaches medical-related classes at John A. Logan College.

Even if you can’t attend the live webinar, registering will enable you to automatically receive a link to the recorded webinar 24 hours after the live presentation ends.  



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Speech Recognition Editing Productivity & QA Feedback - Available
June 10, 2015 01:00PM- June 10, 2015 02:00PM

Title: Speech Recognition Editing Productivity & QA Feedback
Presenters: Liz Harmeson, CMT, RHIA; Regina Buchwald
Date: June 10, 2015
Time:1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET
CE Credits: 1 MTT

Join us for an overview of speech recognition editing and navigation, in which we will explore tips and techniques for managing and increasing individual editor production. By design, documentation specialists' takeaways will include being able to combine their own expertise with the strategies outlined to increase their production and motivation.
 
Quality Assurance (QA) feedback is a critical component of expanding an editor's knowledge base, so the nature of QA feedback and its effect on production will be discussed as well. Work smarter, not harder, by employing these simple techniques. 
 
Learning Objectives:
1. Review best practices to increase editing production/income
2. Review basic editing shortcuts to maximize production
3. Understand the behavioral implications that can directly affect editing productivity
4. To understand and manage the role of QA feedback on production

Presenter's Bio

Liz Harmeson, CMT, RHIA, has an extensive health information and transcription background with 10+ years' acute care transcription during high school and college, followed by 20 years in HIM management at the Director/Manager level. She returned to the transcription sector in 2008 and obtained her CMT. She has worked as a voice recognition and QA editor/trainer and mentor. 
 
Regina Buchwald has served as M*Modal’s Vice President of Worldwide Quality since March 2015, with the primary responsibility of ensuring quality metrics across all parameters are met within the organization. Mrs. Buchwald joined M*Modal in 2002 as a medical transcriptionist, advancing to serve as quality assurance specialist, production supervisor, senior operational analyst, radiology production manager, director of operations, and vice president of operations in the west prior to moving into her current role. She has 20 years of healthcare industry experience.

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Beyond Transcription—Blazing New Trails - Available
November 9, 2015 11:00AM- November 9, 2015 12:00PM

Title: Beyond Transcription - Blazing New Trails
Presenters: Melissa Harper, Kathy Vome, Angela Griggs, Sheila Guston, Lucy Koch, Lori Pospiech, and Janine Woodhull
Date: November 9, 2015
Time:11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET
CE Credits: 1 PD

As healthcare documentation specialists (HDSs) continue to reinvent themselves professionally and transition to new and exciting occupations, join us to hear from four individuals—former documentation specialists—who have taken that step. These individuals have applied their medical transcription skills and knowledge in their new and exciting positions.

This session will be of interest to students, educators, HDSs, independent contractors, business owners, supervisors, and managers in the healthcare documentation industry. Panelists will tell about their current positions, describe the HDS skills that helped them prepare for their roles, and tell about their prior education/experience that might have been helpful in these or similar roles. There will be ample time left for questions, and we encourage webinar attendees to engage with the panelists for answers to their own burning questions.   
 
Learning Objectives
1. Explore facilities around the country incorporating healthcare documentation specialist skills into new roles.
2. Identify skills and experience applicable to new occupations.
3. Learn additional education recommendations for new opportunities.

Presenter's:

UC HEALTH
Melissa Harper, manager, IS&T Clinical Documentation Services
Kathy Vome, quality coordinator
Angela Griggs, clinical documentation analyst

SPECTRUM HEALTH
Sheila Guston, CHDS, AHDI-F, supervisor, HIM Document Integrity
Lucy Koch, document integrity auditor
Lori Pospiech, physician informatics liaison I
Janine Woodhull, supervisor, Transcription/Document Integrity 

Even if you can’t attend the live webinar, registering will enable you to automatically receive a link to the recorded webinar 24 hours after the live presentation ends.  



List Price:$25.00
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Brain Health Matters presented by AARP Research - Available
July 8, 2015 01:00PM- July 8, 2015 02:00PM

Title: Brain Health Matters presented by AARP Research
Presenters: Vicki Gelfeld, MBA, and Patty David
Date: July 8, 2015
Time:1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET
CE Credits: 1 CoM

The overarching goal of this research is to explore how Gen X and Baby Boomer consumers understand and perceive brain health and how AARP may affect consumer attitudes and behaviors around brain health in the future. Specific research objectives include: understanding attitudes and behaviors toward healthy living, understanding attitudes and behaviors toward brain health, determining awareness, engagement, consideration, and motivation for brain training, and determining primary information sources for brain health research.  This survey included a total of 1,200 online interviews with nationwide males and females from August 8-19, 2014. The data were weighted by age to reflect the US population (based on the 2010 Census).

This session is geared toward a diverse audience of anyone who is interested in learning more about perceptions on improving or maintaining brain health, whether for their personal use or for their work in support of other consumers.   
 
Learning Objectives
1. Understanding attitudes and behaviors toward healthy living.
2. Understanding attitudes and behaviors toward brain health.
3. Determining awareness, engagement, consideration, and motivation for brain training.
4. Determining primary sources of information on brain health.

Presenter's:
Vicki Gelfeld is a research advisor with AARP where she works to support membership initiatives.  She has been in the Research field for over seven years conducting quantitative and qualitative research, both business-to-business and consumer, for organizations and companies such as Merck, National Geographic, Nike, Navy Federal Credit Union, and South Africa’s International Marketing Council.  Vicki holds a BA from Wake Forest University, an MBA from Georgetown University, and has completed the Graduate Certificate in Survey Design from The George Washington University.  Vicki is a long-time, active member of the local chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and of the Toastmasters International public speaking club.

Patty David is a senior research advisor with AARP overseeing research projects being conducted for membership and communication initiatives. Patty has more than 20 years of research experience in a number of industries and with many Fortune 500 companies. She is a member of the Market Research Association and a published author in Quirks as well as For The Record.

Even if you can’t attend the live webinar, registering will enable you to automatically receive a link to the recorded webinar 24 hours after the live presentation ends.  



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Online Testing for an MTSO (medical transcription service organization) - Available
July 9, 2015 10:00AM- July 9, 2015 11:00AM

Title: Online Testing for an MTSO (medical transcription service organization)
Presenters: Jacky Tsui, Deb Albert, CHDS
Date: July 9, 2015
Time:10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET
CE Credits: 1 PD

Session Description
The purpose of the session is to help medical transcriptionists to become familiar with the online testing format and requirements. There will be a live transcription testing platform demonstration during the presentation. Attendees will also learn:

1. How to prepare for testing.
2. How testing is conducted.
3. Resume formatting and tips.
4. Proper ergonomics.

Speaker Bios
Jacky has been with CanScribe since 2008. She has held various positions at the school including Administrative Assistant, Admissions, and currently Student Services where she works closely with students currently taking the Medical Transcription program. Jacky has worked closely with all departments including medical transcription instructors.

Deb graduated with high honors from the CanScribe course in 2005. After graduating she worked as a medical transcriptionist, master medical editor, and team leader before joining CanScribe as a QA editor in 2009. She is currently employed as a lead instructor for the medical transcription course at CanScribe. She obtained her RHDS credential in 2012 and her CHDS credential in 2013. Deb works closely with the instructional team, CanScribe on-site staff, and CanScribe students.

This webinar is free for current Student and Associate Student members.

Even if you can’t attend the live webinar, registering will enable you to automatically receive a link to the recorded webinar 24 hours after the live presentation ends.  



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