Experis recognizes National Healthcare IT week, September 12 -16, and shares perspective and tips for hospital leaders faced with decisions regarding ICD-10 assessment investment prior to implementation. ICD-10 is the 10th revision to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, which is a medical classification coding system implemented by the World Health Organization. All healthcare providers must comply with the ICD-10 mandate by October 1, 2013.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has requested $3.2 billion in its IT budget submission for FY 2012. Each investment in the budget request is assigned a sub-function classification based on the program's purpose as it relates to overall IT and federal government operations.
The Missouri Health Connection, tasked with developing the statewide health information exchange, is finalizing its contract with Cerner to build its HIE infrastructure as its technical service provider.
It’s natural to concentrate on the fine details of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs when considering core functions for current and future EHR systems. But it’s also constructive to look beyond U.S. borders for possible guidance on governmental involvement in healthcare matters.