Back in August, it was rumored that the Medical Transcription Industry Association (MTIA) was going to change its name to the Clinical Documentation Industry Association (CDIA).
The CDIA made the official announcement on February 21 at a private press briefing and reception at the HIMMS11 Annual Conference and Exhibition. The name change reflects the fact that the transcription profession is evolving into an editing funding with the advent of EMRs.
Under its new name, the CDIA will continue to promote the value of clinical narrative in capturing information-rich health stories that can be tagged and re-purposed to meet criteria for use and distribution in the EHR.
Click here to read more on the CDIA Name Change Announcement.