2015 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition
Chicago, IL

2015 Blue National Summit
Phoenix, AZ

IHTSDO 2015 Business Meeting
Copenhagen , DK

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  • 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

  • For the Record: Healthcare’s Semantics Challenge

    Summary: A bird’s-eye view of the current federal health care initiatives reveals a synergistic effort to move the industry toward the triple goal of enhanced patient care, improved population health, and lower costs.  But the health information exchange, Big Data, and improved analytics that facilitate these goals all hinge on health care organizations’ ability to accurately aggregate patient data and share them with stakeholders along the continuum, interoperability is the largest obstacle to achieving this longitudinal view of patient data.
    Date: May 3rd, 2014

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