Aug 16th, 2019
The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) met with several industry experts in preparation for the implementation of the ICD-11 code set in the US market. Committee members and industry stakeholders used the two-day assembly to reach a shared understanding of the critical lessons learned from the transition to ICD-10 and what needs ...
Jun 14th, 2019
What better way to honor the American flag and all it represents than to donate blood on World Blood Donor Day? Both just happen to be June 14. “World Blood Donor Day serves to thank voluntary, unpaid donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and also to raise awareness of the need for regular blood ...
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Oct 22nd, 2018
As we all just implemented ICD-10 changes for 2019, ICD-11 is being worked on. Don’t worry, it is not going to be implemented next year, but it is being planned for some time after 2022, which is actually not very far away. We will have just gotten used to ICD-10 when we will have to start ...
Jul 18th, 2018
Ever since the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak in western Africa, vaccines are being developed; however, there are still no vaccines or drugs that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to fight it. The good news is the World Health Organization (WHO) published information about a collaborative Ebola vaccine effort between the ...
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Sep 13th, 2016
Every year, worldwide, millions of babies die within the first 28 days of life, and just as many are stillborn, reports the World Health Organization (WHO) in an Aug. 16 news release. Unfortunately, most stillborn babies and half of all newborn deaths are not recorded in a birth or death certificate. This lack of data prevents ...