AHIMA 2011: What's being said about ICD-10 preparation

Carl Natale
by Carl Natale

The American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) 2011 Convention & Exhibit continues today in Salt Lake City. Here's a round up of what they discussed:

 AHIMA Today October 3, 2011

The Journal of AHIMA has a digital edition of the daily newsletter distributed at the convention. (Journal of AHIMA)

Tweet of the (Mon)Day

"2 common themes from first hour in #AHIMA11 exhibit hall: transcription outsourcing and ICD-10 training - not shocking." (@ShaneDanaher)

AHIMA Roundup

Modern Healthcare rounds up what's happening at the convention. Most of these require you to register to read:

(Modern Healthcare)

It is only two years until the compliance date for the ICD-10 code sets and many hospitals haven't started

Jim Jacobs, general manager of health information management at software vendor QuadraMed, warns the AHIMA crowd that two years isn't that much time to get ready for ICD-10 implementation. He also recommends providers be ready for about a year of dual coding. (Health Data Management)

News from Day 1 of the American Health Information Management conference

Several healthcare IT (HIT) vendors have used the event  to announce new products and partnerships.  Joseph Goedert rounds up a few of them in Health Data Management.

Other announcements:

Delegates Revise Bylaws

It's not all HIT vendor announcements and ICD-10 disaster talk. There is some serious business. (Journal of AHIMA)

Video News: Live@AHIMA 2011 Day One recap and preview

Modern Healthcare reporter Vince Galloro has a minute and half video wrapping up Monday's action and previewing Tuesday. (Modern Healthcare)