Allard is a nationally-known presenter who has spoken previously for conventions and webinars.
During AHDI's national conference, ACE, she will join SpeedType CEO Betsy Ertel and Sheridan Technical Center instructor Paula Goode in advising other transcription companies and schools on how to start and manage a student externship program.
“NEMT’s externship program is an innovative new way of bringing together students, teachers and companies to help give students real-world experience without putting an undue burden on companies and managers,” Allard said. “We presented our overview last year at ACE as we were getting the program off the ground and this year, we plan to offer practical tips and troubleshooting advice.”
The NEMT Collaborative Externship Model was developed by Allard, Ertel and Goode to give more students internship experience without giving extra duties to transcription managers. Under this model, transcription companies provide students with HIPAA testing, sample audio files and account specs but it is the teachers, not the company personnel, who grade and correct each report.
“After more than a year and several externship sessions, we know what works and what doesn’t,” Allard said. “We’re eager to share our experience with other companies and teachers to help this program grow so more students can make the transition smoothly to become transcription professionals.”
The presentation, “Practice Makes Perfect – Practical Tips for Creating Externships,”
About Linda Allard
Linda Allard is president of New England Medical Transcription and has worked in the transcription industry since 1987 as a transcriptionist, editor, external auditor, account director, recruiter, human resources director, transcription professor and vice president of operations. As president, she oversees sales, marketing and operations at NEMT, managing approximately 250 employees and independent contractors.
NEMT is one of the nation's top providers of medical transcription and clinical documentation services and guarantees its accuracy and turnaround times. The company is a corporate member of AHDI and AHIMA and has been recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company for the last five years. Contact Tara Courtland at 804-370-4597 or email@example.com for more information.