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The Book of Style for Medical Transcription, 3rd Edition


The 3rd edition of The Book of Style for Medical Transcription from the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) is now available in print and in a web-based electronic version. This widely acclaimed industry standards manual has long been the trusted resource for data capture and documentation standards in healthcare. The 3rd edition delivers a streamlined and strategically reorganized flow of critical data, enhanced explanation of standards and practical application, robust examples taken from clinical medicine settings, and so much more. Also available is the companion piece, The Book of Style Workbook, which contains practical application exercises to assist users with orientation to standards and preparation for AHDI credentialing exams.

What’s new in this edition?

  • Reorganization of all content into topical sections and chapters
  • Completely redrafted content sections throughout
  • More detailed, comprehensive content explanations and rationale for standards and style
  • More and better style application examples taken from a clinical medicine context
  • A complete chapter dedicated to medical record types and formats, including turn-around times (TATs)
  • A complete chapter dedicated to medical record privacy, security, and integrity
  • A complete chapter dedicated to amending and modifying the patient record
  • Trend Notes that alert the reader to the current and/or potential impact of emerging technologies on a particular standard of style
  • An entire section of chapters addressing trends and drivers in the industry.
  • Medical specialty chapters with organized standards, including new classification systems
  • Cross-referencing throughout the text to redirect users to related information and standards

Price: $50 Members / $70 Nonmember

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Bulk Discounts: See the table to the right for bulk discount amounts. Discount is automatically applied to orders of sufficient quantity. For POs, call AHDI at 800-982-2182.

Book Stores: AHDI follows the industry standard of 10% off the nonmember rate. Please call or fax order to receive discount.

Purchase Orders: Purchase orders can be faxed into the AHDI office at 209-527-9633. The PO must be on company letterhead and purchased through a Corporate or Educational account. Purchase orders through an individual are not accepted.

The Book of Style Workbook

The Book of Style Workbook is designed to work in tandem with the Book of Style. The Workbook contains practical application exercises to assist students, postgraduates, and working MTs with orientation to standards and preparation for AHDI credentialing exams. BOS content chapters 1 through 24 are fully addressed in this text, with a reinforcement/review approach that includes the following elements:

  • A checklist of learning objectives
  • Tips and strategies for content approach
  • Exam prep assessment, ie, multiple-choice questions designed to test BOS information and simulate AHDI credentialing exam questions
  • Proofreading/editing application to test error recognition and in-text standards identification
  • Transcription practice via interactive CD

This workbook does not include the appendices or address industry trends and standards from chapters 25-28 from the BOS. This book is a companion manual to the BOS; it contains assessment exercises only. It is not designed to replace the Book of Style. Purchase of this product includes a 200-page workbook and an interactive audio CD.

Price: $35 Eligible Members/$50 List price

Bulk Discounts: See the table to the right for bulk discount amounts. Discount is automatically applied to orders of sufficient quantity. For POs, call AHDI at 800-982-2182.

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Style goes online.

The BOS 3rd edition is now available in searchable electronic format via online annual subscription service. A dynamic user interface will deliver style right to your fingertips via the Internet—to any computer at any time! Search the table of contents, search sections/subsections, and search by keyword(s) to find an important professional standard right when you need it. This is a must-have resource for the MT student, working professional, or educator. And quality assurance coordinators and editors will find it an invaluable tool for documenting and providing BOS feedback to employees and trainees.

Price:
$30 annually (one year service contract required) - Members*
$50 annually (one year service contract required - List

To order the BOS 3e Subscription Service, find the "Buy Now" button on the right side of this page! (Purchase through PayPal. PayPal account not required)

*Members must log in to activate the $30 member price. If you believe you should receive member price but are unable to see the $30 price, please call AHDI at 800-982-2182.

The BOS 3rd edition online subscription is provided through the Benchmark KB Platform. For questions regarding accessing or purchasing the online Book of Style, contact customercarecenter@interfix.biz. This product is also a standard inclusion with any Benchmark KB purchase, so upgrade to the full KB experience! You’ll not only have the BOS at your fingertips but also a nationwide physician database, Stedman’s electronic dictionary, Quick Look Drug Book, a choice of Stedman’s word books, AHDI FAQs, and quality alerts…and new resources being added all the time, including real-time terminology updates. It’s the best bang for your buck—if purchased separately, you would spend at least twice as much per year on these resource upgrades! Note: The Book of Style subscription service does not include access to the Appendices located in the back of the print version of this text. This ancillary material represents documentation publicly available via the AHDI website and other sources. Those who have an online subscription to the Book of Style only or Benchmark KB (which includes the online version of the Book of Style) may request a copy of the appendices by emailing AHDI@ahdionline.org.

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System Requirements

You need an internet connection (DSL or better recommended) with a supported, Windows-based internet browser (Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer, or FireFox 2.0 or newer). We also recommend a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 for optimum performance.

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