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April 23, 2012  3:12 PM

How medical diagnostic codes may cloud clinical data analytics

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
AMA, clinical data analytics, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation, SNOMED CT

The ongoing push for more descriptive medical diagnostic codes -- the alphabet soup that is SNOMED CT, LOINC and, in the United States at least, ICD-10 -- is motivated in part by a desire to improve data analytics for a host of clinical, billing and administrative purposes. However, there can be...

April 12, 2012  9:14 AM

ICD-10 implementation: Can we please just get on with it?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHIMA, AMA, CHIME, ICD-10 implementation, MGMA, WHO

"#wimps." That was the email I sent to my colleagues upon reading that CMS officially put off ICD-10 implementation for a year. Let me explain: Us SearchHealthIT editors frequently...

April 2, 2012  12:02 PM

CIOs learning to live with ICD-10 delay

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
AMA, hhs, ICD-10

The initial uproar over the Department of Health and Human Services' ICD-10 delay announcement last month has died down, so much so that the...

February 16, 2012  12:45 PM

ICD-10 implementation deadline will be delayed, HHS says

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
AHIMA, AMA, CMS, hhs, ICD-10 implementation

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) will delay the Oct. 1, 2013 deadline for ICD-10 implementation, the department said this morning in a brief statement. This announcement follows an earlier...

August 5, 2010  12:01 AM

IPad’s health care prospects: Three steps forward, two steps back

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AMA, android os, Apple, Dell, EHR, EHR implementation, HP slate, IOS, ipad, samsung, tablet computer

The conflicting iPad intelligence we're gathering makes it difficult to predict what's going to happen out there in the health care market when it comes to tablets. If that market can be thought of as a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle, we've put together a few quality edge pieces:

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