To help bring physicians on board in its clinical documentation improvement program, Baptist Health South Florida has dubbed the effort "CDI: Miami."
With 73 of 75 counties in Arkansas designated as medically underserved, access to health services remains one of the major challenges in the state, according to David Miller, vice chancellor and CIO...
In the wake of the much maligned HealthCare.gov rollout, John Halamka, CIO at Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, says that he sees signs that even "well resourced" health institutions will have a hard time with various health IT mandates that are on the horizon.
Mapping one data set to another--such as SNOMED CT to ICD-10--is almost always a resource-intensive project requiring hands-on review and considerable knowledge about the source and target, according...
As more older adults take more medications, the drugs may have unintended consequences. Researchers whose work was published online this week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found wild variability in medical research when they set out to create a comprehensive set of ICD-10 codes used to identify these adverse drug events from administrative data.
Ask any hospital CIO to name their most challenging 2014 initiatives, and the transition to ICD-10 is almost certain to be at or near the top of their list. While physician practices clearly have been the most vocal about their displeasure with the mandatory switch from ICD-9--set to go into effect on Oct. 1, 2014--their hospital system brethren haven't been shy about their concerns, either. With that in mind, last week's news that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may be open to ICD-10 testing is a (potential) breath of fresh air for the industry. All indications to date about the transition--despite a smattering of success stories here and there--are that it won't be a smooth one; that tells me that providers could use all the guidance they can get.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, despite previously proclaiming it would not conduct external ICD-10 testing, may be changing its tune in the wake of ongoing issues with HealthCare.gov.
With the deadline for switching to ICD-10 now just under a year away, Sutter Health has announced it will flip that switch next May 31.
Coders participating in an ICD-10 test by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) achieved an average accuracy rate...
While hospital CIOs will be forced to make some tough, unpopular decisions that focus primarily on government mandates in the coming fiscal year, those actions will serve to ensure the viability of their facilities, John Halamka, CIO at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, writes in a new post to his Life As A Healthcare CIO blog this week.