Re: Convert and Train You Entire Staff in 90 Mins for $1,788 Annually (Mapping and Dual Coding) in Seconds
I hear a lot of this from EHR vendors, that ICD-10 shouldn't be a problem if only everyone would convert to their wonderful product. May even be some truth in it. Just got the cook's tour of Modernizing Medicine's iPad-based touch interface for recording patient encounters, which comes in custom editions for specialties like dermatology. Easy to see how working with a 3D model of the patient makes it possible to specify the correct region of the body without looking up a code. But you have to be in one of the specialties they cover for it to be helpful.
The emergency room doc I spoke with is worried about having to use multiple EHRs at different hospitals he contracts with. On October 1, doctors are going to be using all sorts of EHRs at different levels of capability related to ease of use and ICD-10. They're not all going to flock to your product or any other. Whenever this transition happens, it's going to bring pain and disruption -- the question is whether the time has come to get it over with.