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Webinar: Get Your Shorts On

When: April 2, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM Pacific/3:00-4:00 PM Eastern
Where: United States
Contact: Kristin Wall, CHDS, AHDI-F

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Get Your Shorts On!

Presenter: Mandy Hildenbrand, CHDS, AHDI-F

Date: April 2, 2019

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM Pacific/3:00-4:00 PM Eastern

CEC: 1 Medical Transcription Tools (MTT)

Cost: $5 Student Members/$15 Members/$25 List Price


Session Description

As an HDS, one of our crucial skills is the mastery of WORDS...medical words as well as everyday English words. A tool that can aid in accomplishing this is an expander system. It can pay off in efficiency, time saving, and document integrity. It is worth the investment to create an expander system that works for you. Working as an HDS with a great expander system can truly prove that “less is more.” You will have less errors and more accuracy, efficiency, and productivity. 


Learning Objectives

  1. Create an expander system that works for YOU!
  2. Grasp the concept of “once and done.”
  3. Create an expander system based on “your rules.” Then play by the rules, not memorization.
  4. Be empowered by using your system to attain document integrity and be proficient and productive while doing so.


About the Speaker

Mandy Hildenbrand, CHDS, AHDI-F, began her career as an HDS over 20 years ago with her first 8 years with a small transcription service that specializing in only ED transcription. She then was employed by a large healthcare system in Indiana as a transcriptionist/SR editor for 8 years.  She has been employed for Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI as a health document quality analyst for almost 5 years.


She earned her CHDS in 2015 and became an AHDI Fellow in September 2018. She received the 2018 AHDI Integrity Award for Excellence in Credentialing for her work in constructing a syllabus and leading 2 study groups at Spectrum that saw every HDS in the Spectrum Health Document Integrity Department obtain their AHDI credentials.


Once her very first mentor told her for the 50th time, “You need to make an expander ‘tp’ for ‘the patient,’” the “lightbulb came on” and her passion for the development of an expander system was born! While many HDSs were memorizing their expanders, she became intent on creating a system to remember and follow instead. Her current expander system has almost 20,000 entries and not one is memorized!


Attendance is limited to the first 100 registrants! Registrants will automatically receive the recorded webinar in the event you cannot attend live.

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