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|Conference Justification Toolkit|
We have prepared this toolkit to provide you with the resources you need as you prepare to ask your employer to support your decision to attend AHDI’s Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference. This Justification Toolkit includes:
Explain How You (And They) Can Benefit
Here are some things you might want to consider as you’re working on justifying to your employer the importance of attending AHDI’s Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference:
Quantifying the Benefits
Although you might understand the benefits of attending the Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference, your manager may not. Therefore, to be most effective in justifying the conference, you need to clearly articulate the connection between your organization's knowledge requirements and the specific needs and sessions that meet those needs. DO NOT assume that your manager will be able to automatically make those distinctions.
Here are some items and examples you might want to include when quantifying the benefits:
Networking Benefits—This conference will allow [specific team members] to network with other professionals and vendors in the industry. We will be able to browse and discuss valuable new resources and educational products and take the pulse on myriad industry topics, such as electronic health records, speech recognition, evolving career paths, and best practices. We will hear success stories, practical solutions for problems we, too, may face, and new ideas for marketing and overcoming obstacles.
Teambuilding (if sending a big part of your group)—This conference will help build our team, providing a forum for team members to discuss tools, technologies, and processes and how we might apply them in our company to improve our information products, workflow, and processes.
Current Tools—This conference will highlight some the current tools and software we use and offer opportunities to become more experienced users of these products as well as learn about new updates and features.
Future Tools Exploration—This conference will showcase new tools we may be interested in exploring and offer the opportunity to speak with representatives about the benefits available. This information could be instrumental in helping us determine if incorporating these tools into our practice could result in reducing turn-around times and errors, therefore improving quality and efficiency.
Current Technologies—Experts will be on hand to discuss the most popular technologies being used in the industry today, including the electronic health record and speech recognition technology. This is an opportunity for us to keep on top of the advances being made and ensure that we are aware of how these technologies can affect our everyday practice.