AHDPG is a successor organization originally founded as Transcription Relief Services, LLC in 1992 by Mary Harvey. Mary, at the time, was working as an original member of Smart Corporation when she made a fundamental decision to change her lifestyle and leave her profession to “stay” home with her children and type when time allowed. Although this represented a dramatic change in lifestyle, Transcription Relief Services, LLC, was born out of love for our family. Mary’s faith and counsel had suggested that this was simply the “right thing” to do.
In 1994 while Mary operated TRS more as a “PRN” (as needed) transcription services she unfortunately received difficult medical news when she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Despite this news, Mary was energized by Transcription Relief Services and wanted to do her best for her family. She grew TRS modestly and operated under the highest quality standards to which our accounts say they have ever been exposed. To her, bigger was not necessarily better. And with her health deteriorating, clearly growth at this time was not an option. In 1999, Mary passed away.
Since Mary’s passing TRS/AHDPG experienced significant growth with the careful investment in technology, which has helped streamline our processes, AHDPG now offers employees and clients alike, efficiencies that enhance success. At AHDPG, we strive to be familial to each individual that becomes a part of our “family.” Professional and personal courtesy and respect are cornerstones of our organization. The theme of “Welcome Home” describes the culture that we strive to achieve with our students, customers and employees. Our “Employee Vision” team analyzes and recommends improvements to our “way of operating” to ensure that the family theme continues. This is important to AHDPG.
At AHDPG, our management team strives to nurture AHDPG family members through a personal development program as well as industry skill building. You see, it is the person that AHDPG cares about!
In January 2006, TRS/AHDPG embarked on an additional strategy to help ensure that professional and family needs are met. TRS/AHDPG launched a workforce development effort that teaches aspiring allied health professionals (medical transcriptionist, medical billing and coding professionals and medical scribe, etc.) the skills to begin or enhance their careers and since then we have achieved the following milestones:
In 2006 we were first licensed by the North Carolina Community College System.
In 2006 we became a 3M certified transcription partner.
We were the first employer-owned program to receive approval by the Approval Committee for Certification Programs (ACCP), a joint committee established by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) in 2007.
In 2007 we signed an agreement with MedQuist to provide transcription services on the MedQuist DEP platform.
In 2008 we signed an agreement with Arrendale & Associates to provide transcription services on the A+ platform.
In early 2009, we launched the industry’s first integrated Externship Program for the graduates of our medical transcription training program. Our Externship Program is unique in the industry as it offers a next step after graduation for the students who complete our program. Our Externship Program is designed to bridge the gap from education to employment and allows our graduates the opportunity to come to work for us while establishing their credentials in the industry. For graduates of our training program who qualify for our Externship Program there is no more worry about how to get your first job!
We launched the industry’s first Speech Recognition Editing Training Program in collaboration with our partners AHDI and 3M Corporation in 2009. And still today, our program is the only one that provides actual hands-on practice with the 3M Speech Recognition Editing system.
In 2009 we began providing transcription services on the eScription platform.
In early 2010, we rebranded ourselves as American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group to more closely align ourselves with our expanded focus across the allied health professions.
In mid-2010 we launched our Medical Billing and Coding program in collaboration with the American Association of Professionals Coders (AAPC).
In 2011, we launched the industry’s first online Medical Scribe Training Program in collaboration with our partner, ScribeAmerica.
In 2013, we became the first certified academic partner of the American College of Clinical Information Managers, (ACCIM ).
And who knows what the future will bring!
We feel like, with you a part of our team, we can continue to grow and be that “big”, small company. We are excited about this journey and invite you to come along with us!