Presenters: Laura Bryan, MS, MT (ASCP), CHDS, AHDI-F; Susan Dooley, MHA, CMT, AHDI-F
Laura Bryan, MS, MT (ASCP), CHDS, AHDI-F, has worked in healthcare for over 30 years as a medical technologist, documentation specialist, consultant, author, and speaker. Laura has authored five books on healthcare documentation including Advanced Medical Transcription: Critical Thinking in Healthcare Documentation. She is currently serving as the AHDI representative on the HIMSS Health Story Leadership Council and is the owner of MTWerks, a technology consulting business, and MedEDocs, a transcription software services company.
Susan Dooley, MHA, CMT, AHDI-F, started her medical transcription career on April 17, 1980, as an acute-care transcriptionist at Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, and worked in hospitals and transcription services in Gainesville and Orlando. She was a professor at Seminole State College of Florida for 23 years, teaching in and managing the medical transcription program as well as teaching courses like medical terminology and fundamentals of writing. After a brief stint as a medical coding blog writer at The Coding Institute, she now works as an HIM quality assurance specialist at Florida Hospital, reviewing reports transcribed at our outsourced MTSO.
Susan has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida and a graduate certificate in health informatics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her master’s degree in health administration, specializing in health informatics, was earned from the University of Phoenix.
Susan was elected to the AHDI National Leadership Board in 2012, was AHDI’s president in 2014-2015, and is an At-Large Director through August 2019. She currently serves on AHDI task forces and committees including education strategies, membership development, and the Book of Style 4th Edition.
Writing style is fluid and changes with usage and need. As we all know, healthcare documentation has changed significantly, especially with the advent of the electronic health record and the increasing number of clinicians doing their own documentation.
The BOS 4e Development Team has worked diligently to research, update, and revise examples, remove inconsistencies and outdated content, and clarify explanations. The team has updated guidelines as prescribed by specialty societies and standards-setting organizations such as ISMP and AMA. Content is designed to address an expanded audience such as software developers, clinicians, and HIM professionals. New chapters include additional specialties, new appendices, and facility best practices, with topics such as copy/paste, gender issues, and dictation best practices. Join us to hear about this exciting new edition!