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Adieu JAAMT-Final.qxd 5/18/07 11:41 AM Page 113 EDITORIAL t is with a no small sense of to change the name of the associ- Bench column and Marcy Gever’s Iwonder and a twinge of sadness ation, it necessitated a discussion Medicine Match-up. that I pen this final editorial for about a change in name for While the look, feel and focus our historic journal. The Journal this publication. Obviously, of the publication have gotten a for the American Association for the Association for Healthcare fresh coat of paint, what you will Medical Transcription has long Documentation Integrity could find unchanged is this association’s been a beacon of information and no longer sustain a publication commitment to bringing you insight for medical transcription- that reflected the old association cutting-edge, industry-relevant ists and other stakeholders in the name. But the changes needed content and an opportunity to industry. It was the first publica- to be more profound than just a stretch, learn and grow profes- tion of its kind – a professionally name change. Our new publica- sionally. There will be something and clinically relevant periodical tion needed to reflect an associa- for everyone – MT, educator, designed by and for medical tion whose membership has been business owner, manager, QA transcriptionists. It arrived on opened to other stakeholders coordinator, editor, and vendor. the scene at a time when few in in healthcare documentation, In this final issue of JAAMT, the industry even knew about whose change in name represents you will find a focus on the subject medical transcription, and medical a broadened focus toward docu- of health information technology transcriptionists themselves mentation integrity, and whose and medical transcription. Dr. were a fragmented, isolated and partnership with the Medical John Halamka will address the unacknowledged workforce. At a Transcription Industry Association importance of transcription in time when the only resources an (MTIA) demonstrates a new the EHR, and Trudi Griffith, Lisa MT could call his/her own were collaborative vision for the Woodley and Monica Haddox will a medical dictionary and a PDR, industry. likewise explore where transcrip- JAAMT was a much-needed early Thus began the metamor- tion “fits” in the health informa- source of relevant and timely phosis. Readers and subscribers tion technology picture. Our clini- information about the profession to JAAMT will open their August cal medicine theme for this issue and clinical medicine. mailboxes to find a shiny new is general surgery, and you will Through the years, the publica- publication – Health Data Matrix find content here that looks at tion has been the avenue through magazine. With a bold, futuristic surgical residency programs as which AAMT has reported trends, design and layout, this publication well as Dr. Dirckx’s column, in forecasted change, communicated will be a visual wonder. In that which he takes the reader on a initiatives and objectives, and publication you will find a new journey through the role of the conveyed the unwavering message focus on the business and tech- laboratory diagnosis in surgery. that professional growth and nology side of the industry, with So sit back and savor this development are found in educa- columns and feature articles that final issue of JAAMT. As we say tion, networking and credential- will explore emerging technolo- farewell to the flagship publica- ing. Its pages have contained the gies, industry trends and drivers, tion of our association, we look research, insights, experiences sales and marketing, recruiting ahead to the not-too-distant and stories of many association and retention, business manage- future when Health Data Matrix leaders, from our early founders ment, quality assurance, and so will join Plexus in providing to our present-day industry much more. Within its pages, you readers with a 360-degree view of experts. In many ways, JAAMT will also find familiar content the industry and a comprehensive has been the platform through carried over from JAAMT. Health resource of critical information which our leaders have found Data Matrix will continue to be and research. their voices, its pages so often a the resource for “health data” Thank you, JAAMT readers launching pad for future thought as well. AHDI (AAMT) members through the years. Stay tuned. leaders and industry advocates. looking for clinical medicine In August of 2006, when the content will find it in Matrix, Lea M. Sims, CMT, FAAMT AAMT House of Delegates voted including Dr. Dirckx’s From the Editor Volume 26 x Number 3 x June 2007 113 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the American Association for Medical Transcription Wolters Kluwer Health

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JAAMT-Final.qxd 5/18/07 11:41 AM Page 113 EDITORIAL t is with a no small sense of to change the name of the associ- Bench column and Marcy Gever’s Iwonder and a twinge of sadness ation, it necessitated a discussion Medicine Match-up. that I pen this final editorial for about a change in name for While the look, feel and focus our historic journal. The Journal this publication. Obviously, of the publication have gotten a for the American Association for the Association for Healthcare fresh coat of paint, what you will Medical Transcription has long Documentation Integrity could find unchanged is this association’s been a beacon of information and no longer sustain a publication commitment to bringing you insight for medical transcription- that reflected the old association cutting-edge, industry-relevant ists and other stakeholders in the name. But the changes needed content and an opportunity to industry. It was the first publica- to be more profound than just a stretch, learn and grow profes- tion of its kind – a professionally name change. Our new publica- sionally. There will be something and clinically relevant periodical tion needed to reflect an associa- for everyone – MT, educator, designed by and for medical tion whose membership has been business owner, manager, QA transcriptionists. It arrived on opened to other stakeholders coordinator, editor, and vendor. the scene at a time when few in in healthcare documentation, In this final issue of JAAMT, the industry even knew about whose change in name represents you will find a focus on the subject medical transcription, and medical a broadened focus toward docu- of health information technology transcriptionists themselves mentation integrity, and whose and medical transcription. Dr. were a fragmented, isolated and partnership with the Medical John Halamka will address the unacknowledged workforce. At a Transcription Industry Association importance of transcription in time when the only resources an (MTIA) demonstrates a new the EHR, and Trudi Griffith, Lisa MT could call his/her own were collaborative vision for the Woodley and Monica Haddox will a medical dictionary and a PDR, industry. likewise explore where transcrip- JAAMT was a much-needed early Thus began the metamor- tion “fits” in the health informa- source of relevant and timely phosis. Readers and subscribers tion technology picture. Our clini- information about the profession to JAAMT will open their August cal medicine theme for this issue and clinical medicine. mailboxes to find a shiny new is general surgery, and you will Through the years, the publica- publication – Health Data Matrix find content here that looks at tion has been the avenue through magazine. With a bold, futuristic surgical residency programs as which AAMT has reported trends, design and layout, this publication well as Dr. Dirckx’s column, in forecasted change, communicated will be a visual wonder. In that which he takes the reader on a initiatives and objectives, and publication you will find a new journey through the role of the conveyed the unwavering message focus on the business and tech- laboratory diagnosis in surgery. that professional growth and nology side of the industry, with So sit back and savor this development are found in educa- columns and feature articles that final issue of JAAMT. As we say tion, networking and credential- will explore emerging technolo- farewell to the flagship publica- ing. Its pages have contained the gies, industry trends and drivers, tion of our association, we look research, insights, experiences sales and marketing, recruiting ahead to the not-too-distant and stories of many association and retention, business manage- future when Health Data Matrix leaders, from our early founders ment, quality assurance, and so will join Plexus in providing to our present-day industry much more. Within its pages, you readers with a 360-degree view of experts. In many ways, JAAMT will also find familiar content the industry and a comprehensive has been the platform through carried over from JAAMT. Health resource of critical information which our leaders have found Data Matrix will continue to be and research. their voices, its pages so often a the resource for “health data” Thank you, JAAMT readers launching pad for future thought as well. AHDI (AAMT) members through the years. Stay tuned. leaders and industry advocates. looking for clinical medicine In August of 2006, when the content will find it in Matrix, Lea M. Sims, CMT, FAAMT AAMT House of Delegates voted including Dr. Dirckx’s From the Editor Volume 26 x Number 3 x June 2007 113

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