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February 23, 2012 / Issue 10

In This Issue

Feds promise flexibility in meaningful use, Stage 2

Hospitals continue to move toward meeting Stage 1 of meaningful use

HIM coding specialist Precyse issues open letter on the proposed ICD-10 delay

HIMSS calls for maintaining Oct.1, 2013, ICD-10 implementation deadline for most healthcare entities

If HHS delays ICD-10 long enough, could the U.S. adopt ICD-11 instead?

HL7 pilot program to provide key intellectual property free of charge

What’s happening at HIMSS12 right now? New products and solutions featured at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society show

Hot Clips: ICD-10


Meaningful Use

Feds promise flexibility in meaningful use, Stage 2

Proposed Stage 2 meaningful use rules regarding electronic health records will be finalized by midyear and take effect in 2012.

Read the Information Week article. >

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Meaningful Use

Hospitals continue to move toward meeting Stage 1 of meaningful use

New HIMSS Analytics data, reported in the December 2011 Summary of Meaningful Use Readiness, indicates certain segments of hospitals show increased capability to achieve Stage 1 of meaningful use.

Read about the study. >

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ICD-10

HIM coding specialist Precyse issues open letter on the proposed ICD-10 delay

Should providers move forward with planned ICD-10 implementation roadmaps?

Read the open letter. >

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ICD-10

HIMSS calls for maintaining Oct.1, 2013, ICD-10 implementation deadline for most healthcare entities

HIMSS has polled the provider community to ascertain ICD-10 readiness.

Read why HIMSS suggests going forward. >

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ICD-10

If HHS delays ICD-10 long enough, could the U.S. adopt ICD-11 instead?

The case for leapfrogging ICD-10 and holding out for ICD-11 just got a lot more curious. And though it’s not here yet, when ICD-11 is ready, it will be something ICD-10 cannot: A 21st Century classification system.

Read the Government Health IT article. >

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HL7 Standards

HL7 pilot program to provide key intellectual property free of charge

Health Level Seven International (HL7) announced at HIMSS12 a pilot program to provide some of its key intellectual property free of charge. In the project, HL7 will enable no-cost licensing of its domain models (DAMs) and EHR functional profiles. This offer is a first for HL7.

Read about the HL7 program. >

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What’s happening at HIMSS12 right now? New products and solutions featured at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society show

Fixed/Mobile Audio/Visual Mounting Solutions

Peerless is announcing its formal expansion into the healthcare market with the launch of the PeerCare brand of highly adaptable fixed and mobile IT product mounting solutions. Peerless’ initial line includes the PeerCare Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Hybrid Cart optimized for iPad and Android tablet platforms; adaptive, fully articulating and high-traffic-area wall systems; and the PeerCare Enclosure Pod, a lockable, unibody-constructed design that secures and protects IT equipment.


Telemedicine

Polycom is showing how its RealPresence video and voice collaboration solutions are transforming the way healthcare organizations learn, teach and deliver care. This solution brings healthcare providers and remote, home-care and quarantined patients together face to face for consultation, evaluation and monitoring.


Telemedicine/Telehealth

TeleHealth Services is unveiling iTigr, the company’s latest interactive patient engagement solution in its TigrVision family of products. This solution utilizes the pillow speaker as the user’s navigational tool.


Cloud Services

Optum is launching its healthcare cloud environment, creating the first secure cloud platform designed to improve patient care while reducing costs. The solution will feature the Optum Care Suite, with its set of clinical decision support and productivity management apps.


Security

DigitalPersona is showcasing its security software and fingerprint biometric readers, including the DigitalPersona Pro software and U.are.U Fingerprint Readers recently deployed at Saratoga Hospital.


iPad Accessories

Griffin Technology is showing its new AirStrap Med and AirStrap Lite cases, both designed to give medical personnel easy access to their iPads while caring for patients, and the MultiDock and Kiosk for iPad solutions.


HIEs

Harris Corporation is demonstrating an open-source, standards-based information exchange created to connect Florida healthcare providers.


EDIS

T-System is previewing the iTriage connectivity through mobile health solution, which displays hospital information such as services and ED wait times using the iTriage smartphone and Web application.


Staff Communications

Vocera is introducing Vocera Connect, which extends the Vocera Communication platform to Cisco Wireless IP phones and smartphones (iPhones, Android and Blackberry devices). The new application provides instant and streamlined staff communications.


Document Management

FormFast is demonstrating effective strategies for simplifying hospital processes and streamlining workflows across the enterprise, including clinical, financial, administrative, HR, risk management and ERP.


Alerts

EXTENSION is demonstrating its HIPAA-compliant alerting solution that enables healthcare professionals to communicate on preferred devices whenever, wherever.

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Hot Clips

Hot Clips: ICD-10

Click on the highlighted links below to read the top HMT archival properties concerning the ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion, a topic that is at the forefront of healthcare discussions.

  1. The 7 biggest ICD-10 challenges for payers
    2013 is right around the corner. Are you ready for the biggest coding challenge of your life?
  2. ICD-10: A master data challenge
    ICD-10 is mandated at a difficult time of many changes.
  3. Mike's all-time WSJ favorite: Walked into a lamppost? Hurt while crocheting? Help is on the way
    Nine codes for macaw mishaps.
  4. The switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10
    HMT’s expert panel addresses how to reduce claims and coding errors.
  5. What ICD-10 means for doctors
    The 2013 coding update may lead to revenue loss if physicians are not prepared.

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