Six Concerns Causing Sleepless Night for Health Care Admins

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The year-long delay in ICD-10 conversions has left a number of CIOs scratching their heads, wondering whether to proceed or put on the brakes with regard to implementation of the new International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems code revisions. For those organizations that invested in preparation for ICD-10 – those that did the proper clinician training and updated their systems – the consensus seems to be that moving forward with the concepts and activating ICD-10 is the best strategy.

Moving forward tells stakeholders in a particular health care organization or system that you're a CIO that's serious about regulatory compliance, and that the organization is readying the data analytics and decision support mechanisms that were not there previously in preparation for ICD-10's adoption. While the delay does buy some time, good clinician buy-in is the most important factor in the recipe for success for the new ICD-10 rollout, so moving forward now, despite the delay in the requirement, strongly communicates that your organization is all in.

Health care organizations are privy to a colossal amount of highly sensitive personal data, and as such, are one of the most highly regulated industries in the U.S. Even the most benign security breach could have catastrophic effects on patients' lives. Therefore, it's no surprise that breaches, regulatory compliance and meaningful use are issues that keep health care CIOs up at night. However, with the right planning, it is possible to reduce the risk these threats pose, as well as some of the stress.

Ed Simcox, health care business leader for Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, recently spoke with The Healthcare Insider radio network. In his interview, Simcox identified six of the top issues in health care IT that cause sleepless nights for admins, as well as best practices for resolving these important concerns.

"Traditionally, CIOs and their IT departments in large health care organizations have been considered a necessary cost center," Simcox says. "But CIOs today want to move up the value chain inside their organizations, making IT more strategic and relevant to their Boards of Directors. Health care CIOs are transforming from what essentially was an asset management role to that of a strategic business advisor to the health system."


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