We try not to brag too much on our blog but this time we can’t help it. Last week, our president, Linda Allard, won the prestigious Advocate of the Year award by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the national clinical documentation organization.
It’s kind of a big deal. The industry’s top advocacy award serves to recognize an individual for outstanding activities related to advancement of the healthcare documentation profession.
Linda has spent her entire career working not only for patients and employers, but for the industry. She’s particularly focused on helping create job opportunities and good working conditions. One of her big projects over the last few years has been to create externship opportunities for student transcriptionists. These up-and-coming workers get on-the-job experience typing scrubbed reports for real doctors and real accounts before they graduate or commit to a company.
The program has been so successful that Linda has expanded it to include a voice recognition training program for students as well.
“We’re extremely proud of Linda and her efforts on behalf of the industry,” said NEMT CEO Linda Sullivan. “She works tirelessly to promote awareness of clinical documentation issues, information security and education. We’re very pleased that AHDI has recognized her value to the industry.”
This is the third year in a row that NEMT has won one of AHDI’s top honors. In 2012, NEMT was named the AHDI Employer of the Year and in 2013, the company was named AHDI’s Technology Innovator of the Year.
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