2013 Technology Innovator of the Year

On Aug. 1, 2013, NEMT won the prestigious Innovation Through Technology award by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the national clinical documentation organization.

The industry’s top technology award recognizes a company for raising the bar when it comes to technology standards in the industry. CEO and owner Linda Sullivan was on hand at AHDI’s national convention (ACE 2013) in Florida where President Linda Allard, CHPS, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

The Innovation Through Technology nomination is due in part to NEMT’s externship program, which provides transcription students with early training and preferential hiring. The firm’s IT Department, led by Director Andrew Clarke, has taken the leading role in the project.

In the first two years, 49 students in six different schools completed the program, which is a technology-based, distance learning externship that gives students real-world experience transcribing reports for real doctors and hospitals. In early 2013, the NEMT team, led by Clarke and Allard, began expanding the program by partnering with ChartNet Technologies to provide speech recognition training to students as well.