During the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) conference in Salt Lake City this week, a World Health Organization (WHO) official urged health care organizations to move forward with the transition to ICD-10 code sets.

We found this interesting news on iHealth Beat in their article, “AHIMA Keynote Speaker Urges Providers To Push Forward on ICD-10 Shift.” T. Bedirhan Ustun — team coordinator of classification, terminology and standards in the department of health statistics at WHO said delaying ICD-10 implementation could hinder comparative effectiveness studies and the ability to learn from other countries that have made the transition.

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Melody K. Smith

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