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National MT Week

 

2019 Social Media and Advocacy Toolkit

 

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SUCCESS IS A JOURNEY. Along that road we have faced obstacles and challenges, such as the implementation of EHRs and SR technologies, outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions of MTSOs, and subsequent downsizing of our workforce. This has forced many to be flexible in their roles—to identify and correct important quality issues found in documentation instead of traditional transcription of dictation, to train in new technology platforms, and to create new job titles. It is imperative that we advocate for the continued critical need for the skilled knowledge professionals our workforce provides as risk managers who safeguard patient records.

Medical transcriptionists, editors, and auditors of clinician-created documentation (collectively referred to as healthcare documentation specialists or HDSs) play a strong role in the vitality of the healthcare documentation profession. That is, the health and wellness of our workforce to show that a human interface is needed to make new technologies work optimally. We are the human interface already in place among the existing infrastructure. We are adaptive and sustainable.

HDSs, in conjunction with AHDI, represent data integrity. We embrace change and are committed to providing accurate medical documentation, no matter the method. We must stay resilient and stand strong and undivided. As guardians of healthcare documentation, HDSs are a valuable resource and asset to clinicians, being on the front lines of patient safety and risk management, providing documentation best practices, and knowledge in healthcare privacy and data security.

The retention and growth of our workforce is directly related to having strength in numbers. We’ve shown time and time again that we have the stamina, knowledge, skills, and desire to go the distance. This is supported by being credentialed, through volunteerism with AHDI, and active participation in the promotion of best practices and creation of future job roles within the healthcare documentation community.

 

Share Your Passion and Spread the Word

By supporting clinicians through precise documentation, errors are reduced, and patients receive better care. Here's what you can do to share your passion:

 

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Use the hashtag #AHDI for National Medical Transcriptionist Week.

 

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On the horizon

National Medical Transcriptionist Week is a week-long event to recognize the contributions healthcare documentation specialists make in helping to ensure complete and accurate patient health records, which is not limited to certain groups of people or areas. Likewise, a variety of titles and job roles within this field has broadened. As we continue our global outreach and promotion of accurate healthcare documentation and recognition of the skilled knowledge professionals worldwide who play an invaluable role in the electronic future of healthcare delivery, our celebration will be newly titled Healthcare Documentation Integrity Week beginning in 2020.

 

 

 

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