Over the weekend, NEMT was presented with the 2013 Innovation Through Technology award by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).
CEO Linda Sullivan and President Linda Allard, CHPS, accepted the prestigious award, but it’s our “IT Magician,” Andrew Clarke, who gets most of the credit.
Regular readers of our blog know Andrew as the guy who writes about all of the free programs and software you can get online. But at NEMT, we know him as our IT director, the man who keeps our systems running, writes the code, creates the interfaces and makes sure that all patient information is delivered securely and on time.
The award was partly due to NEMT’s externship program, which provides transcription students with early training and preferential hiring. Andrew has taken the leading role in the project, enabling 49 students from six different schools to complete the externship since 2011.
The technology-based, distance learning externship gives students real-world experience transcribing reports for real doctors and hospitals. In early 2013, the NEMT team, led by Clarke and Allard, began expanding the program by partnering with ChartNet Technologies to provide speech recognition training to students as well.
NEMT is the only clinical documentation company that’s providing externships at no cost and no commitment, as part of students’ coursework before they even finish school. While everyone on the NEMT team puts in extra time and effort to make it happen, it’s Andrew who does the heavy lifting and the award is a testament to his technology magic.
Congratulations to Andrew and the whole NEMT team!
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