I joined AHDI in 1982 and became certified shortly thereafter. Without the support from AHDI and my local AHDI Chapter in helping me to grow and start to think outside the box, I most likely would never have gone on to explore other avenues for MTs, such as teaching, and I would never have started my own home-based business or attempted to start a training program for MTs. Being secluded in home-based positions, we need to get active with our local chapters and with AHDI so that we can network and communicate with others in our field. Keeping current with medical legal issues, training options, as well as updated terminology and technology, is something I always look to AHDI for assistance with.
Susan C. Francis, CMT, AHDI-F
AHDI has given me an awesome opportunity of networking with like co-workers and vendors that promote our profession who are members of our national organization. It is so energizing at a convention to be in the same room with 900 professionals who do the same thing you do every day. Whether it's running an MT business, being an MT vendor, or transcribing MT documentation, to have the opportunity to "talk shop" with colleagues is incredible. Wow! I'm not the ONLY one doing this!
Betsy Ertel, AHDI-F
I cannot survive as an isolated, "home island MT," working without a network. AHDI is a chain that links me to others and confirms that my issues are often the same as yours. I am not alone in what bugs me; and I do not have to re-invent solutions alone. Through AHDI, I have a pathway to continue my education at my own pace, and have opportunity to write articles for others to do the same.
Diana Gish, CMT, AHDI-F
Benefits of AHDI Membership on a corporate member level? We saved thousands of dollars on our liability insurance through the member benefit provided by AHDI and using their company! Well worth the dollars we spent on our membership investment!
Kathy Nicholls, CMT, AHDI-F