CanScribe Founder Wins AHDI Distinguished Service Award

CanScribe’s founder and CEO, Colleen Chapman, has won the AHDI (Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity) Distinguished Service Award for 2020. This award serves to recognize the individual demonstrating continuous support, leadership, and assistance to AHDI. The winner must also support AHDI’s goals and the Medical healthcare documentation profession.  

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The team at CanScribe believes there is not a more deserving winner of this award. Deb Palmer, the Instructional Department Manager, says, “Colleen Chapman has been a leader in online education since she started CanScribe Career College back in 2002 from the basement of her home. Her continuous drive to make student success the top priority at the school has made CanScribe what it is today, an institution recognized locally and internationally as a benchmark for quality online career education. 

Justin Chapman, CanScribe’s Vice President, was asked about Colleen winning the award“I’ve watched Colleen work from literally day one. I am lucky to not only to be one of her employees, but also her son. I have had the opportunity to learn directly from a brilliant mind and a true leader. Colleen has and will continue to be a leader in this industry. She has supported AHDI, the students, and graduates at CanScribe since day one. Colleen is absolutely deserving of this award, but it just scratches the surface of what she is doing for the industry and her staff.” 

AHDI announced this year’s winner during its annual Healthcare Documentation Integrity Virtual Conference. Sheila Guston, the President of AHDI, had this to say about Colleen“AHDI is thrilled that Colleen Chapman was recognized for her many years of support and dedication to the innumerable students that CanScribe serves, to AHDI, and the industry at large.  Her leadership and willingness not only to serve but to support CanScribe staff and students in serving the Association exemplifies what the Distinguished Service Award sets out to recognize as one of AHDI’s top honors.  We congratulate Colleen and look forward to a bright future together!” 

After winning the award at the AHDI Virtual Conference, Colleen Chapman was approached for a comment. I am deeply honored to accept the Distinguished Service Award from AHDI. We have worked together to promote the industry, and I have had the pleasure of meeting countless wonderful people along the way. We were the first and are still the only school in Canada to have received education approval for our MT-HDS program, which is a testimony to the great program and team we have at CanScribe. Several of our staff members have attended conferences, delivered webinars, spoken at conferences, exhibited, and served on committees for AHDI. I look forward to our continued relationship and finding new ways to support the healthcare documentation field. 

AHDI held its 2020 Annual Conference “Breaking Boundaries” virtually from August 12-15, 2020. 

About AHDI The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) is a not-for-profit association representing the individuals and organizations in healthcare documentation. AHDI leads, educates, and advocates for professional excellence and integrity in healthcare documentation policies and practices. Learn more about AHDI by visiting its website at 

About CANSCRIBE Founded in December 2002, CanScribe has become a leader in online education. It offers top-level programs, unparalleled student support, instruction, and life-long graduate assistance. Employers from Canada, the United States, and Australia seek out and hire CanScribe graduates. Its mandate to support local and global communities and charitable organizations lends to its Mission Statement of positively impacting the world around us. Learn more about CanScribe by visiting its website at