TranzMed is proud to be a member of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the world's largest organization working to advance health data capture and documentation by setting standards for education and practice in the field of medical transcription/editing.
This excerpt was taken from the AHDI website:
"The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) was established in 1978 as part of an effort to achieve recognition for the medical transcription profession. In the beginning, the association focused on educating medical professionals about what medical transcriptionists do and how their work affects the quality of health care. When the U.S. Department of Labor granted medical transcriptionists their own job classification in 1999, it was an important milestone to getting the work recognized as much more than clerical.
The public as well as legislative and regulatory agencies need to understand the role MTs play in patient safety and risk management. When a knowledgeable MT works in partnership with healthcare providers to provide careful documentation, it is easier to identify medical inconsistencies and correct them.
AHDI works tirelessly to give thousands of medical transcriptionists a voice before legislative and regulatory agencies and to ensure MTs are recognized for their contributions to patient safety and risk management."
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