2015 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition
Chicago, IL

2015 Blue National Summit
Phoenix, AZ

IHTSDO 2015 Business Meeting
Copenhagen , DK

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  • Government Health IT: Intersection of ICD-10 and meaningful use – Clinical documentation improvement

    Summary: As hospitals, health systems and payers navigate the new risk-bearing landscape, synergies exist when clinical documentation improvement strategies are expanded to address both meaningful use (MU) SNOMED CT requirements and ICD-10. While the magnitude of the ICD-10 transition itself and the ongoing rumors of additional delays may tempt some organizations to pause in their pursuit of readiness, the bottom line is that advantages to clinical documentation can be realized even before the transition by using SNOMED CT within electronic health records.
    Date: January 2nd, 2015

  • ICD-10 Coding Success: The Devil is in the Details

    Summary: ICD-10 is a brave new world.  The differences in terminology offer opportunities to broaden the outlook of patient care as well as notable challenges to HIM professionals.  These realities are helping health care organizations develop a deeper awareness of what the broader scope of readiness really entails.
    Date: September 25, 2014

  • Advance Healthcare: Enterprise Terminology Management

    Summary: Terminology is core to everything in healthcare – from diagnoses to procedures to outcomes, healthcare IT systems represent clinical concepts in coded terminologies or free text. The lack of a common clinical vocabulary across disparate systems is currently a primary roadblock to the national efforts to increase interoperability, transparency and collaboration within our healthcare system.
    Date: July 14, 2014

  • Healthcare IT News: Clinical Informatics

    Summary: If there is one emerging pattern within the clinical informatics field, it is the quest to make data “actionable” for users. With all the technology infrastructure development over the past decade to facilitate electronic health record installation in healthcare facilities, providers are finding that the data generated often can’t be used in a timely and constructive manner.
    Date: July 11, 2014

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