Dear Members:

AHDI-NEMA is working on the 4 pillars of the AHDI Strategic Plan in the following ways:

Workforce Development  – We are holding a ‘Road to DC’ educational webinar series in 2015. Our education committee is actively working on adding opportunities for continuing education.  We are starting to plan our annual meeting for Fall 2016 and encourage suggestions and volunteers who can assist in specific areas of the region for a successful meeting.

Credentialing – We encourage members and groups to participate in the Credentialing Cup challenge. Promote to members the value of the RHDS and CHDS exams, as well as bridging CMT to CHDS.

 Community – We are reviewing and implementing suggestions made in the member survey done earlier in 2015. We will be holding a region-specific gathering to engage members at HDIC in August 2015. Our membership committee is  focused on recruiting new members in order to take advantage of the networking opportunities in order to secure healthcare documentation specialists positions as well as getting the word out to medical language specialists on the value of being a member of AHDI as well as AHDI-NEMA.

Advocacy &  Alliance Building – We are a sponsor for the t-shirt for the ‘walking public service announcement’ that will be held in conjunction with the Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference in August 2015.

If you would like to be on any of our committees, please contact

The AHDI-NEMA initiatives are initiatives that you have shared with us through surveys, word of mouth, etc. that should be our focus.  We look forward to your support of helping us have an impact as a region on moving our transcription industry forward!!

Once again, thank you for your continued support!!


Lee Ann Wilmot, CMT, AHDI-F, CHTS-CP

President, AHDI-NEMA