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Transition: Noun: Passage from one position, state, etc., to another (Webster’s 4th Edition)
Preparing yourself for the future in the constantly changing clinical documentation landscape can be daunting. The New Professionals Alliance is a bridge to help you make the transition from healthcare documentation student to practitioner with support and encouragement from each other and from your Association. With tips on study skills, links to essential resources, networking and career-building tools, members of the NPA share their knowledge and experiences in an ongoing dialog with each other and with AHDI staff and leadership. The NPA reaches out to students, newly employed professionals, and all individuals new to the documentation field to address the needs and challenges they face. The NPA also supports and promotes lifelong learning through certification. Join us and take another step forward on your journey to a fulfilling career.
In 2011, the NPA created the RHDS Study Course to assist Alliance members preparing to sit for the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist exam. The RHDS Study Course is now delivered on the AHDI Online Training Moodle platform. This 12-week online study group has reading assignments each week along with a PowerPoint presentation and recording. There are weekly quizzes each week to help assess your progress throughout the study course. You will have the access to forums and the live chat feature to interact and ask questions. Learn more.
New topics are posted on the Google forum reflecting issues of current interest to Alliance members. Topics vary based on the current interests of our Alliance members and have included advice on text expanders, productivity, online research tools, and more.
New Professionals’ Viewpoint
“As a newbie looking for a job and as an ex-librarian I am so glad that I am not the only information junky out there. Since taking my classes I have created a large collection of web sources as well as books. I … have created a book of words that I seem to have the most trouble with. Even if I know them but I draw a blank I just pick up my notebook and look and there is my word. I also have made a deal with myself that when I get my first job that I will only spend 5 minutes looking for the needed information. I hope that I have the will power to stick to it. I just love researching and finding out new information.” – Kathleen L
Remember that the discussions within these sites are often written by non-professionals, so spellings and usages should be cross-checked with professional medical references.
Monthly Prescribing Reference
The Speech Accent Archive
These recordings from AHDI’s Annual Convention and Expo provide a valuable selection of topics about the healthcare documentation industry, medical language, and advances in technology and clinical medicine.
Here you will find what typical scopes of work are for medical transcriptionists, editors, and others in healthcare documentation.
Bentley University researchers teamed up with AHDI to develop and conduct a survey of EHR future roles to provide a perspective into the roles and responsibilities fulfilled by the different professionals in the EHR process life-cycle.
Use this important information to understand the types of SRT being used today, as well as trends in SRT editing and compensation for HDSs working as SRT editors.
Here you’ll find an extensive list of courses available from AHDI and OAK Horizons addressing topics such as building specialty skills, preparing for certification examinations, and understanding the electronic health record.
The Candidate Guide contains everything new professionals need to know to prepare for the important step of credentialing as they move forward in their careers.