Webinar: Computer Workstation Ergonomics

WEBINARDATE: Friday, March 28, 2014  - 3 PM Pacific/6 PM Eastern

PRESENTED BY: Ryan Glover, OTR/L, CHT (Occupational Therapy, Certified Hand Therapy) 

AHDI-APPROVED CEC: 1 MTT (MT Tools)

ergonomic 2We all know that computer work can lead to repetitive stress injuries.  Learn from an expert in the field of OT about the key risk factors for transcriptionists and how you can avoid them yet still remain productive in your career.  Though we hear about well-known conditions caused by extensive keyboarding such as CTS and ulnar nerve entrapment, there are also other conditions which can be equally disabling such as neck and back disorders like sciatica and disk herniations.  Conditions such as fibromyalgia are extremely common amongst MT practitioners.  Most importantly, learn about simple ways you can improve ergonomics starting with postural modification, adjustments in chair and keyboard poistions and exercises requiring only minutes to perform to increase blood flow and reduce inflammation.  Learn more about specific ergonomic equipment (what works for some might not work for others) and learn how to evaluate purchases of equipment to suit your own needs.  Also learn more about the benefits of seeing an occupational therapist or hand specialist to further analyze your work station and your transcription practices.

ABOUT RYAN GLOVER: Ryan Glover has been a licensed Occupational Therapist for 16 years and a certified hand therapist for 10 years.  He operates a private hand therapy practice with 5 offices in the Portland, Oregon area, which specializes in orthopedic treatment of the upper extremity.  In addition to his outpatient clinics he does office ergonomic evaluations and has done several industry specific ergonomic presentations involving workstation set-up.

This webinar is proudly sponsored by 

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Coffee Talk with AHDI-West

Over the next several months, AHDI-West board members are coming to a location near you.

It is our hope to meet as many members as possible and be available to you on a casual, face-to-face basis.

We have an upcoming opportunity to meet with representatives from AHDI-West.

 

Saturday, March 22, 2014 ~ 4:00 PM

Jacque Taylor, BS, AHDI-F 

 will be happy to meet with members in 

Salt Lake City, UT

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655 E. 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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Please contact us if you plan to attend.

More information will be provided at that time.

 See you soon!

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What’s in a Document? The Organizational Dynamism of Medical Records

WEBINAR

 * * BROADCAST RECORDING AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE * *

BROADCAST DATE:  March 6, 2014

TIME:  12 PM PACIFIC / 3 PM EASTERN

PRESENTED BY: Gary C. David, PhD,

Associate Professor of Sociology, and
Information Design and Corporate Communication, Bentley University

AHDI-APPROVED CEC: 1 PD (Professional Development)

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Medical records are the thing that ties together the various functions of the healthcare system. In terms of reimbursement, it can be said doctors do not generate revenue; documents generate revenue. In other words, doctors get paid on what documents said they did, not what actually occurred. Thus, medical records become the symbolic representation of the healthcare encounter, through which quality of care and outcomes are assessed, payments made, audits carried out, and patient health constructed. Despite its importance, little attention is paid within health care of how changes in its creation can impact use, and physician philosophy regarding the medical record. While the transition to EHR systems has brought renewed interest in the medical record, attention is generally given to the usability of the systems and not the impact on documentation content and usability.

medical recordThis presentation will discuss a multi-year project that has examined how medical records are created and used within the healthcare setting. It will examine the medical record from the perspective of those who use it (including physicians and clinical documentation specialists), as well as those who are involved in creating it (including medical transcriptionists). Finally, the presentation will talk about practical strategies for evaluating the impact of changes in medical record production on the organization, and how the concept of documentation load (i.e., the amount of work a document must do in/for an organization) can be used to better understand the dynamic nature of medical records.

This webinar is proudly sponsored by Emdat, Now Part of Nuance

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Webinar: Acupuncture – What’s the ‘point’?

WEBINAR

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BROADCAST DATE: Friday, January 24, 2014

PRESENTED BY: Jacque Taylor, BS, AHDI-F

AHDI-APPROVED CEC: 1 C0M (Complementary Medicine)

acupunctureWhat IS acupuncture??? Just what IS the point, and why should you consider it? This presentation will try to dispel some of the myths and fears surrounding this thousand-year-old healing method, what it REALLY is, and some of the many conditions it can help. We will go over what to expect in a typical treatment session and discuss some of the different methods used in acupuncture treatment. We will also give important recommendations as to the qualifications you should look for in an acupuncturist, as well as where and how to locate a qualified practitioner in your local area.

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Happy Holidays From AHDI-West!

 

AW Christmas CardHappy New Year!

View the final version of  the

2013 AHDI-West Christmas Card

Turn on your sound and enjoy!

Option #1: It is a MP4 video. Allow  at least 5 minutes to load and autoplay 

CLICK TO VIEW CARD

Option #2: View through Public DropBox. It will need to buffer the first time through. Replay is “smooth as butter.”

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