HealthcareSource Helps Healthcare Organizations Manage the ICD-10 Delay

Woburn, MA – June 8, 2014 – HealthcareSource(R), the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, recently held a live webinar for hospital administrators focused on educational strategies to manage the ICD-10 delay and help staff to make informed decisions for their organization.

Featuring industry thought leaders Brigid Flood and Angie Comfort of American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and Michelle Leavitt of HealthcareSource, the 1-hour event presented the educational strategies that would benefit healthcare organizations that have been challenged by the delay.

The strategies included continued organization-wide ICD-10 education, a focus on clinical documentation integrity, and providing maintenance education to coders through targeted training, dual coding, and online case studies. The presenters also provided attendees with insight into the ICD-10 delay and discussed the value of focused and appropriate training, specific to the different staff groupings of a hospital.

“Once the ICD-10 implementation date was changed, we saw that healthcare administrators began to feel uncertain about their existing ICD-10 education plans. Organizations aren’t sure if they should continue on as planned or revise the training timeline. Some organizations have even considered halting their ICD-10 education for the time being,” says Michelle Leavitt, Director of Courseware and Product Strategy at HealthcareSource. “We felt it was important to hold these events so administrators can make informed decisions for their organizations. Regardless of where you are in the ICD-10 education cycle, there are steps that can and should be taken.”

Additional virtual events providing HIM managers and organizational development staff information on targeted ICD-10 education options and strategies are planned for June:
ICD-10 Education for Physicians: Thursday, June 12, 2014 – 2:00 p.m. ET
ICD-10 Education for CDI Specialists: Thursday, June 19, 2014 – 2:00 p.m. ET.
ICD-10- Education for Nurses: Thursday, June 26, 2014 – 2:00 p.m. ET

A replay of the webinar discussing educational strategies to manage the ICD-10 is currently available on the HealthcareSource website for viewing.

The HealthcareSource eLearning Library℠ offers more than 200 ICD-10 eLearning options from our partners AHIMA and HCPro, including courses for physicians, nurses, and CDI specialists. The eLearning Library, a part of the HealthcareSource Quality Talent Suite℠, contains more than 4,000 courses in clinical and non-clinical compliance, coding and reimbursement, continuing education, clinical reference, and other areas. In addition, the eLearning Library has partnerships with industry-leading organizations, like the Children’s Hospital Association, to provide users with access to award-winning, world-class, online education.

About HealthcareSource
With more than 2,300 healthcare clients, HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry. The HealthcareSource Quality Talent Suite℠ helps healthcare organizations recruit, develop, and retain the best workforce possible in order to improve the patient and resident experience. The company’s cloud-based talent management solutions include applicant tracking, behavioral assessments, reference checking, employee performance, compensation, competency and learning management, and eLearning courseware. A private company focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, HealthcareSource consistently earns high marks for client satisfaction and retention. KLAS Research recently named HealthcareSource a category leader for Talent Management for the third consecutive year, in addition to recognition in Healthcare Informatics 100, Modern Healthcare’s “Healthcare’s Hottest,” Inc. 500|5000, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and Becker’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” list. To learn more about HealthcareSource visit:

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. Serving 52 affiliated component state associations and more than 71,000 members, it is recognized as the leading source of “HIM knowledge,” a respected authority for rigorous professional education and training. Founded in 1928 to improve health record quality, AHIMA has played a leadership role in the effective management of health data and medical records needed to deliver quality healthcare to the public.

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