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Integrity Awards
Nominations are Closed!

 

Attention AHDI Voting Members:

 

The 2020 Integrity Awards Nominees have been announced. Read about the nominees here. Ballots will be emailed to all eligible voting members on Thursday, June 11. The polls will be open until Thursday, June 25. If you do not receive a ballot to cast your vote, please contact us.

 

 


In support of AHDI’s professional programs, standards, and best practices, the Association conducts an annual awards program to acknowledge the significant contributions of its members, other individuals, and organizations that have made an impact on the healthcare documentation sector over the previous year. The Association is proud to promote and honor those who have supported the professional practice standards and goals that AHDI has developed for advancing the profession and positioning this sector for continued relevance in the future of healthcare delivery.

Below is the list of awards that address the areas of contribution that best align with AHDI’s strategic plan, goals, and objectives as an organization. In any given year, one or no award may be given based on scope and content of nominations submitted. Please read the policy statements for each category carefully if you wish to nominate yourself or another individual or organization.

Nominations are submitted to the AHDI Awards Committee. Awards Committee members will review all nominations and has the authority to remove nominees from final nominees list if an award criteria is not met. All nominees will be notified once the final ballot is decided. Voting will be completed by all AHDI voting members (professional, sustaining, post graduate, student) via electronic survey. AHDI staff will collect voting results and the winners will be announced at the annual Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference. Award winners will receive their awards within 2 weeks of the annual conference.

For more information about the AHDI Integrity Awards program, nomination process, voting, or notification, contact AHDI Member Relations at ahdi@ahdionline.org.

 



Member of the Year Award

This award serves to recognize an individual for outstanding contribution to the AHDI through relevant service and activities that have advanced the mission, goals, and objectives of the Association. Unique, high-impact activities or contributions during the calendar year preceding nomination, such as a successful project or year of successful efforts, will be strongly preferred. Ongoing long-term efforts on behalf of the profession will also be considered in making the selection.  It should be noted that this highest award of the Association is not designed to award a single contribution or to be used as retirement recognition.

Member of the Year Nomination Form


Deadline is May 15, 2020


Employer of the Year Award

This award serves to recognize a Corporate member or Individual Professional member that employs healthcare documentation specialists (medical transcriptionists, medical editors, speech recognition editors, and quality assurance specialists), for outstanding commitment to the professional development of our workforce and support of AHDI professional practice, credentialing, and continuing education goals.

Employer of the Year Nomination Form

Deadline is May 15, 2020


Educator of the Year Award

This award serves to recognize an Individual Professional member who has demonstrated excellence in the area of medical transcription/healthcare documentation education, either as an educational program instructor/coordinator, as a contributor to AHDI educational programs/initiatives, or as a trainer/instructor of online or on-site continuing education programs for AHDI members and/or the industry. These activities can be from either sustained, long-term contributions as an educator or through a single unique, high-impact contribution made to industry education during the calendar year prior to nomination.

Educator of the Year Nomination Form

 Deadline is May 15, 2020


Rising Star Award

In honor of educator Marilyn Craddock, this award serves to recognize an outstanding industry student for a contemplative and informed response to the Association’s annual essay contest. Each year, staff and leadership determine an essay topic that is relevant and timely to the state of the industry. Students actively enrolled in a healthcare documentation (or related field) program have an opportunity to submit an essay for consideration by the awards committee. Judging is based on clarity of content, organization, creativity, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization. There will be only one winner.

2020 Essay Topic: “Breaking Boundaries - How High Will You Soar?”

Rising Star Award Application


Deadline is May 15, 2020


Excellence in Credentialing Award

This award serves to recognize a credentialed professional who has demonstrated a unique and measurable contribution to the industry through promotion of professional credentialing through either sustained, long-term support or through a unique, high-impact contribution made to the credentialing program/process during the calendar year prior to nomination.

Excellence in Credentialing Award Nomination Form

Deadline is May 15, 2020


Innovation Through Technology Award

This award serves to recognize an individual or corporation for outstanding technology knowledge and/or innovation related to the profession of medical transcription/healthcare documentation. Unique, high-impact activities or contributions during the calendar year preceding nomination, such as a successful project or year of successful efforts, will be strongly preferred. Ongoing long-term efforts on behalf of the profession will also be considered in making the selection.

Innovation Through Technology Award Nomination Form

Deadline is May 15, 2020


Advocate of the Year Award

This award serves to recognize an individual for outstanding advocacy activities related to advancement of the healthcare documentation profession. Unique, high-impact activities or contributions during the calendar year preceding nomination, such as a successful project or year of successful efforts, is strongly preferred. Ongoing long-term efforts on behalf of the profession will also be considered in making the selection.


Advocate of the Year Nomination Form

 

Deadline is May 15, 2020

 


 

Distinguished Service Award

This award serves to recognize an individual or organization that has demonstrated consistent support of the Association, its goals and objectives, and the profession through services rendered to the industry, sponsorship of AHDI events and projects, and/or contribution of content expertise and leadership in key AHDI initiatives.

 

The nominee must demonstrate at least one of the following:

  • A history of providing supportive services to the industry that has had a measurable impact on the profession and is in alignment with the Association’s goals and objectives.
  • A history of providing support for the Association through event sponsorship(s) and/or project sponsorship(s).
  • Contribution of content expertise and leadership in key AHDI initiatives.

 

This award is given at the discretion of the AHDI Board of Directors and may be given to nonmembers, past members, or present members of AHDI. Candidates may be recommended by AHDI members through an AHDI Board member for nomination. Current Board members are not eligible. For any given year, one or no award may be given.

 

The AHDI Board is accepting suggestions for potential nominees. If you wish to submit a suggestion, please submit their name with the reasons why you believe they deserve the award by email to sguston@ahdionline.org. The deadline is April 15, 2020.

 

 


 

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award serves to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to the Association and industry over the course of his/her professional career and has left a resonating footprint on the Association and its members. This highest honor bestowed by AHDI will be awarded by the AHDI Board of Directors.

 

The nominee must:

 

Demonstrate a long-term, measurable impact on the Association and industry through contributory leadership and consistent service. Have a history of supporting the Association’s mission, goals, and objectives through membership, professional practice, and/or industry contribution.

 

This award is given at the discretion of the AHDI Board and may be given to nonmembers, past members, or present members of AHDI. Candidates may be recommended by AHDI membership through an AHDI Board member for nomination. Current Board members are not eligible. For any given year, one or no award may be given.

 

The AHDI Board is accepting suggestions for potential nominees. If you wish to submit a suggestion, please submit their name with the reasons why you believe they deserve the award by email to sguston@ahdionline.org. The deadline is April 15, 2020.

 


 

Past AHDI Integrity Award Winners

2019
  • Deb Palmer, CHDS, Educator of the Year
  • Tucson Medical Center, Employer of the Year
  • AHDI-West, Membership Impact Award
  • Laura Osborne, CHDS, CHP, CHPE, CHTS-IM, AHDI-F, Excellence in Credentialing
  • Andrea Khan, Rising Star Award
  • Laura Bryan, MS, MT(ASCP), CHDS, AHDI-F, Distinguished Service Award
  • Sherry Doggett, Lifetime Achievement Award
2018
  • Beffie Williams, CMT, AHDI-F, Educator of the Year
  • Spectrum Health, Employer of the Year
  • Jacque Taylor, AHDI-F, MSP, Member of the Year
  • AHDI-West, Membership Impact Award
  • Mandy Hildenbrand, CHDS, Excellence in Credentialing
  • Noel Tauzin, Distinguished Service Award
  • Susan Lucci, RHIA, CHPS, CHDS, AHDI-F, Lifetime Achievement Award
2017
  • Sue Krajewski, CMT, AHDI-F, Educator of the Year
  • Mayo Clinic Documentation Services, Employer of the Year
  • Valerie Purdy, CHDS, Member of the Year
  • AHDI-West, Membership Impact Award
  • Angela Allison, CHDS, Excellence in Credentialing
  • Molly Ferriter, Rising Star Award
  • Kat King, ASHI, AHDI-F, Distinguished Service Award
  • Karen Fox-Acosta, CHDS, AHDI-F, Lifetime Achievement Award
2016
  • Betsy Ertel, AHDI-F, Advocate of the Year
  • Betsy Stam, Educator of the Year
  • Mayo Clinic, Employer of the Year
  • Spectrum Health and Tyrrell Software, LLC, Innovation Through Technology
  • Barbara Naill, CHTS-IS, CHTS-TS, CPEHR, CHDS, AHDI-F, Member of the Year
  • AHDI-West, Membership Impact Award
  • Sarah Olson, Everett Community College, Rising Star Award
  • Gary David, PhD, Distinguished Service Award
  • Kim Buchanan, CHDS, AHDI-F, Lifetime Achievement Award
2015
  • Brenda Wynn, CMT, AHDI-F, Advocate of the Year
  • Susan Whatley, CHDS, AHDI-F, Educator of the Year
  • Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Employer of the Year
  • M*Modal, Innovation Through Technology
  • Stephanie Kinney, RHIT, CMT, AHDI-F, Member of the Year
  • AHDI-West, Membership Impact Award
  • Piyush Sharma, Rising Star Award
  • Nick Mahurin, Distinguished Service Award
  • Bonnie Monico, CHDS, AHDI-F, Lifetime Achievement Award
2014
  • Linda Allard, CHPS, Advocate of the Year
  • Audrey Kirchner, CHDS, Educator of the Year
  • Amphion Medical Solutions, LLC, Employer of the Year
  • Audrey Kirchner, CHDS, Excellence in Credentialing
  • Judy Lichtenberger, RHIT, CMT, AHDI-F, Member of the Year
  • AHDI-West, Membership Impact Award
  • Linda Curia, Rising Star Award
  • Sherry Doggett, Distinguished Service Award
  • Lea Sims, CMT, AHDI-F, Lifetime Achievement Award
2013
  • Diane M. Gilmore, CMT, AHDI-F, Educator of the Year
  • Shumaker Transcription Service, Employer of the Year
  • Tracey Walter, RMT, Excellence in Credentialing
  • New England Medical Transcription, Innovation Through Technology
  • Mid-Michigan Chapter, Membership Impact Award
  • Katrina Watkins, Rising Star Award
  • Kathryn Martin, AHDI-F, Distinguished Service Award
  • Susan M. Pierce, CMT, AHDI-F, Awarded Posthumously, Lifetime Achievement Award
2012
  • Brenda Hurley, CMT, AHDI-F, Advocate of the Year
  • Susan Dooley, CMT, AHDI-F, Educator of the Year
  • New England Medical Transcription, Employer of the Year
  • Maggie Thebeault, CMT, AHDI-F, Excellence in Credentialing
  • Peggy Allwardt, CMT, AHDI-F, Innovation Through Technology
  • Patty Barrett, CMT, AHDI-F, Member of the Year
  • AHDI-West Regional, Membership Impact Award
  • Kathy Kirch, Rising Star Award
  • Betsy Ertel, AHDI-F, Distinguished Service Award
  • Betty Honkonen, CMT, AHDI-F, Lifetime Achievement Award
2011
  • Sheryl Williams, CMT,AHDI-F, Advocate of the Year
  • Patricia Stettler, CMT, AHDI-F, Educator of the Year
  • Spectrum Health, Employer of the Year
  • Carrie McComb, CMT, AHDI-F, Excellence in Credentialing
  • Christine Tyrrell, Innovation Through Technology
  • Kathy Muelker, CMT, Member of the Year
  • Capital Chapter, Austin, TX, Membership Impact Award
  • Susan Rovito, Rising Star Award
  • Health Professions Institute, Distinguished Service Award
  • Laura Bryan, CMT, AHDI-F, Lifetime Achievement Award
2010
  • Kim Buchanan, CMT, AHDI-F, Educator of the Year
  • Webmedx, Employer of the Year
  • Cora Clement, CMT, Excellence in Credentialing
  • Sarah Steffes and Melissa Longfellow, Innovation Through Technology
  • Kathy Dominguez, CMT, AHDI-F, Member of the Year
  • Capital Chapter, Austin, TX, Membership Impact Award
  • Amanda Taylor, M-TEC, Rising Star Award
  • Medquist, Distinguished Service Award
  • Richard Lederer, Lifetime Achievement Award
2009
  • Laura Bryan, CMT, AHDI-F, Advocate of the Year
  • Amphion Medical Solutions, Employer of the Year
  • Tammy Moore, CMT, AHDI-F, Excellence in Credentialing
  • Scott Faulkner, Innovation Through Technology
  • Dianna Hall, CMT, AHDI-F, Member of the Year
  • Pennsylvania AHDI, Membership Impact Award
  • Kim Boyce, Rising Star Award
  • Scott Edelstein, JD, Distinguished Service Award
  • Bob Harvey, Lifetime Achievement Award
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