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February 10, 2016  4:06 PM

New ICD-10 code for Zika

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
AHIMA, CDC, ICD-10

The American Health Information Management Association now has an ICD-10 code for the birth defect-causing Zika virus: A92.8. On Feb. 5, as 11 states had reported travel-associated cases of the Zika virus,

October 27, 2014  8:40 AM

CDC, ONC collaborate to improve use of EHRs for Ebola screening

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
CDC, Ebola, EHR, EHR systems, ONC

The Public Health-EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative, composed of public health practitioners and EHR vendors, convened earlier this month to discuss Ebola electronic screening tools and protocols. The PH-EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative was established by the CDC the ONC in August 2013 to...


July 24, 2014  11:58 AM

EHR safety battle could be looming

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CDC, EHR, EHR safety, interoper

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Senate are examining the matter of EHR safety and preventing errors. That's nothing new. But, as they tie into matters of meaningful use, these fresh


August 30, 2011  12:32 PM

No time like the present to create a health care social media policy

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CDC, patient data security, social media, Veterans Affairs

Last week's East Coast earthquake proved the power of social media to report disasters, as millions took to Twitter and Facebook to report that they felt the earth move under their...


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