If you thought CIOs merely had to surmount the Stage 1 Meaningful Use bar to be successful, you’d be very wrong. That’s because the government has just begun enacting the massive mandates it’s planned for healthcare. Specifically, there’s a little conversion called ICD-10 that will run parallel with the mid-stages of HITECH and take more than a sliver of CIO bandwidth. One CIO with his eye on this coding prize is Norton Healthcare System’s Joseph DeVenuto, who recently Tweeted about his plans to coalesce critical constituencies around the ICD-10 table. To learn more about his strategy, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently chatted with the Kentucky-based CIO.
- ICD-10 & HITECH
- Coding, RCM, HIM & IT
- ICD-10 & governance
- Going from 24,000 codes to 155,000 codes
- Taking stock of everyone ICD-9 touches today
- Will many coders retire rather than learning the new language?
- Factoring your vendors into the conversion
- Working with payers on conversion
- Will the deadline hold?
- The resource drain
- Interfaces, ICD-10 & Cloverleaf
- HIT workforce shortage