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Specialty Modules

AHDI has partnered with OAK Horizons, Inc., to offer a number of specialty modules for exam preparation and continuing education. This is an opportunity for the professional healthcare documentation specialist to increase knowledge and skills, improve quality and production, and learn time-saving research techniques. Each module covers anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, laboratory, word building, terminology, procedures, special tests, and diseases as they pertain to the particular specialty. Participants transcribe physician dictations including chart notes, histories and physical exams, discharge summaries, initial office evaluations, consultations and letter formats utilizing transcription guidelines as they pertain to the specialty/body system.

There is continual testing and evaluation throughout the program. Participants transcribe and verify their work through transcription keys provided for each report. Quizzes are auto-corrected and can be retaken at the participants' leisure.

Level 1 Courses

Level 1 courses are great resources to prepare yourself for the AHDI Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) exam. These courses will also benefit a healthcare documentation specialist that has been out of the industry for a year or more and looking to re-enter the field.

Level 2 Courses

Level 2 courses are geared toward advanced level healthcare documentation specialists, Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDSs), or Certified Medical Transcriptionists (CMTs) looking to further their education by increasing their knowledge and improving production. Upon successful completion of each level 2 course CMTs and CHDSs will earn continuing education credits.

Available Modules

The specialty modules that will be offered throughout the year are:

Level 1 Courses

  • Cardiology*
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • English Essentials for MTs
  • Female Reproductive
  • Gastroenterology*
  • Geriatrics and Pediatrics
  • GU and Male Reproductive
  • Hematology and Lymphatic Systems
  • Neurology
  • Oncology and Pathology
  • Ophthalmology, Audiology, and Special Senses
  • Orthopedics*
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory*
  • Surgery*
  • Understanding and Caring for Personal Computers
  • Web Use Resources and Productivity
  • Word Building and Terminology
*included in Acute Care Module


Level 2 Courses

  • Infectious Disease and Emergency Medicine (CECs: 4 CM, 3 TW, and 3 MTT)
  • Genetics (CECs: 10 CM)
  • Using Microsoft Word to Enhance Efficiency and Production (CECs: 5 TW and 5 MTT)















Course Overview (Level 1 & 2)

Time Commitment


Approximately 5-10 hours per week for the 4-week course commitment.




Level 1 courses
List price: $70.00
Eligible member price: $50.00


Level 2 courses
List price: $85.00
Eligible member price: $65.00


Refunds cannot be given after the close of registration for each class cycle.


Delivery of Program


Participants register and pay for the courses on the AHDI website. Before the course cycle begins, participants will be issued a website URL, a username and a password with which to access the course website, an established e-learning platform where the OAK Horizons online continuing education courses are hosted. Once you have received confirmation of your registration from AHDI, you will normally not receive any further communication. You can log into the course by following the login instructions explained below.




After Registration, Your Next Steps

Once you have registered and the course has started, please follow the following link http://moodle.ahdionline.org/ in order to access the course. Your username and password will be emailed to you. You will only be able to log in once the course has started. Please read all of the items contained in the Course Information section to familiarize yourself with the course contents.

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