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  • ICD-10 Implementation Can Go Smoothly

    By Dr. Jon Elion, Founder and CEO of ChartWise Medical Systems With the ICD-10 conversion deadline right around the corner, healthcare professionals are doing all they can to make sure they are prepared for the transition.  Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) solutions alone will not be able to meet the specificity of ...
  • Health Datapalooza IV: Opening Systems = Liberating Data

    Editor's note: This blog was written by Larry Schor, senior vice president, Corporate Development and Analytics, Medecision.    In this emerging era of consumer-driven healthcare delivery, the most successful providers will be those who recognize the importance of leveraging open technology to liberate data — not only to connect ...
    Posted to Boardroom Buzz (Weblog) on July 11, 2013
  • Something Old, Something New: ICD-10 Survey Uncovers Startling Facts

    According to Ralph Waldo Emerson, society is always taken by surprise by any new example of common sense. Such is the case with the recently released survey of nearly 300 HIM professionals regarding the state of ICD-10. The survey was conducted jointly by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and TrustHCS in the fall of ...
    Posted to CDI: Just Tell Me What to Say (Weblog) on June 5, 2013
  • More ICD-10 Myths

    (This sponsored blog was written by Tom Ormondroyd, vice president/general manager, Precyse Learning Solutions.) Here is a continuation of some common ICD-10 myths, from my previous blog Dispelling Some Myths About ICD-10. These are common ICD-10 myths that continue to plague all of our efforts to obtain buy-in and motivate our impacted ...
    Posted to Preparing a Successful ICD-10 Transition (Weblog) on June 5, 2013
  • Are Hospitals Lagging Behind on ICD-10 Training? Survey says … Yes!

    (This sponsored blog was written by Lee Ann Bryant, associate product manager, HealthStream.) According to a recent survey conducted by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), an industry leader on the use of healthcare IT to improve the exchange of healthcare information, healthcare facilities as a whole are not on track for a ...
  • 2013 PharmEHR Summit Talks EHR Status and Future Opportunities

    At the third annual PharmEHR Summit April 17, leaders in the electronic health record (EHR) and pharmaceutical industries gathered to discuss the status of EHR adoption and potential collaboration between EHR and pharmaceutical companies. The summit, hosted by PDR Network and held in Philadelphia's Wannamaker Building, kicked off with opening ...
    Posted to Boardroom Buzz (Weblog) on April 30, 2013
  • Small and Medium Practices: ICD-10 Implementation Timeline

    (This sponsored blog was written by Lee Ann Bryant, associate product manager, HealthStream.)With small and medium practices in mind, CMS has put together the following checklist of ICD-10 tasks, including estimated timeframes for each task. Depending on your organization, many of these tasks can be performed on a compressed timeline or performed ...
    Posted to Preparing a Successful ICD-10 Transition (Weblog) on April 4, 2013
  • Helping Physicians Succeed in an ICD-10 World

    By Stephen McClure, marketing manager-content, HealthStream As the healthcare industry draws closer to the go-live date, ICD-10 remains a polarizing topic among healthcare professionals. While some healthcare organizations are actively preparing for a strategic rollout, others are, more or less, bracing for impact. In April 2012, CMS extended ...
    Posted to Preparing a Successful ICD-10 Transition (Weblog) on March 21, 2013
  • ICD-10: (Un)Risky Business

    By Lee Ann Bryant, associate product manager, HealthStream With so much uncertainty and overwhelming change associated with a transition to ICD-10, how could we ignore the potential risks involved? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers some helpful steps that facilities can use to properly prepare and hopefully mitigate ...
    Posted to Preparing a Successful ICD-10 Transition (Weblog) on March 6, 2013
  • ICD-10 is Coming: Are You on Track and Ready?

    By Lee Ann Bryant, associate product manager, HealthStreamAlthough nearly all healthcare providers are aware of the Oct. 1, 2014, deadline, studies show that most are unprepared for this transition. Recognizing that these changes require widespread education and planning initiatives beyond just the coding population, Centers for Medicare and ...
    Posted to Preparing a Successful ICD-10 Transition (Weblog) on February 19, 2013
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