In their letter, Kristin and Sherry make the case for the need for directors holding credentials other than the CMT. They point to the decision by the membership in 2007 to change the name of the association while broadening the membership base to welcome practitioners from other healthcare documentation-related fields. Sherry and Kristin also point out the value of having directors with a variety of professional backgrounds and skill sets as a means of moving the organization forward in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
The discussion surrounding professional credentialing in the healthcare documentation field will continue with an AHDI Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, May 17 at 4 p.m. Pacific/7 p.m. Eastern. The online webinar will be hosted by Brett McCutcheon, CMT, AHDI-F, and Lisa Williams, CMT, AHDI-F, and will give attendees the opportunity to weigh in on this important and timely issue.
Jay Vance, CMT
AHDI Lounge Administrator/Moderator