In the first article “Assessing the Planning and Implementation Strategies for the ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Transition in Alabama Hospitals”, the researchers sought to assess planning and implementation strategy for ICD-10 in the Alabama hospitals. The transition of coding from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is identified to have several challenges especially in the hospitals. For example, the doctor documentation process. The study aim was to see how hospitals are preparing for the change. The challenges expected are also emphasized. 53% hospitals started preparation back in 2011. Training coders was seen as necessary step which should be done prior to starting implementation. Main challenges which should be thought of are intensify relation of physicians and providers, training hitches and systems upgrades.
The second article “Why SNOMED cannot replace the ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets”, the authors highlights the need of a coding system in medical practice. However, there are reasons as to why SINOMED cannot replace ICD-10. The main reason that comes out is that ICD-10 offers better reporting as it is designed for output. This is advantageous over SINOMED which designed for input and thus bulky (Handler , 2013).
In the video “https://www.youtube.com/watch=9B15gLQyigQ&feature=youtu.be”, there Health Term app advert demonstrates an efficient app that doctors can just use without reaching computers. They just need their phones to confirm conditions as well as treatments. The adverts imply that the application is better than ICD-10 and even SINOMED, due to its portability and ease of use.
In the second video”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsXFatxVYJw&feature=youtu.be”, mapping of SINOMED and ICD-10 is discussed. The video basically clears the doubts that surround mapping. For example, mapping may not be necessarily be form element A to B (one to one). Also the challenges of mapping may result because not all mapped items may be equivalent.
International classification of diseases-10 is necessary in modern medicine practice. First, It is important as it provides standard description of conditions acceptable universally. Secondly, the system allows for better reporting with ease as it was designed for output. Lastly, the developers agree that the 10 coding systems have a large capacity to hold a lot of disease even those that will come in future without confusion or reaching the limit.
Houser, S., Morgan, D., Clements, K., & Hart-Hester, S. (2013). “Assessing the Planning and Implementation Strategies for the ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Transition in Alabama Hospitals.”. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 1(1), 1-15.
Handler , J. (2013, Feb 18). Why SNOMED cannot replace the ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets. Retrieved Nov 22, 2014, from Mmode: http://mmodal.com/articles/ICD-10-vs-snomed-ct-part-2
Schwend, G. (2007). “Expanding the Code: The Methodical Switch from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM Will Bring Both Challenges and Rewards to Healthcare.”. Health Management Technology, 28(6), 12-18.