NEMT a Finalist for Employer of the Year Award
Transcription firm also a finalist for top technology prize
WOOLWICH, MAINE: The Maine-based medical transcription firm NEMT has been named a finalist for the prestigious Employer of the Year Award by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the national clinical documentation organization.
In addition, NEMT (New England Medical Transcription) has also been named a finalist for AHDI’s Innovation through Technology Award, which recognizes a company for raising the bar when it comes to technology standards in the industry.
Out of hundreds of clinical documentation firms in the United States, only two are finalists for the Employer of the Year Award and only three are finalists for the Innovation through Technology Award.
This is a prestigious honor for all of us and it is a tribute to every team member at NEMT,” said CEO and owner Linda Sullivan. “While our executive team deserves much of the credit, we also know that it is our managers and editors, our startup team and support staff and every one of our medical transcriptionists who help make this such a great place to work.”
NEMT was chosen as a finalist for the Employer of the Year award because of the company’s dedication to its 195 employees and independent contractors.
“NEMT's workforce members all work from home so we work hard to create a team atmosphere that encourages camaraderie and community,” said President Linda Allard. “We send out contests with prizes, put out internal newsletters with pictures and stories from our team members, and encourage those who live near each other to participate together in charity walks and other events.
In 2012, NEMT expanded this effort with a new charity match program for all team members. While many companies offer charity matches for full-time employees, NEMT makes this program available to part-timers and independent contractors as well.
NEMT also pays for employees and contractors to take professional credentialing exams and provides free professional training courses by an outside agency.
The Innovation through Technology nomination is due in part to NEMT’s new externship program, which provides transcription students with early training and preferential hiring. The company’s IT department, led by Director Andrew Clarke, played a key role in launching and administering this innovative externship program, which has already been recognized by AHDI as a breakthrough for the industry.
In addition, the technology finalist status recognizes Clarke and his team for their unique ability to write custom interfaces and programs to improve transcription efficiency and ensure information security.
“We’re very proud of Andrew and his team,” said Sullivan. “We knew our technology staffers are the best in the industry and seeing our company named an award finalist confirms it.”
The winners of both awards will be announced in August at AHDI's national convention in Indianapolis.