Tech worries surge as ICD-10 looms
KLAS report shows concerns about preparednessOREM, UT | February 12, 2013
While preparation for ICD-10 intensifies, questions surrounding EMR vendor readiness and ICD-10-related technologies are surfacing. In the KLAS report, "ICD-10 Perception 2012: Can Technology Relieve Readiness Issues?," the second report of a two-part series, KLAS discusses how leading providers around the country are hiring third-party consulting firms to help them overcome these and other ICD-10 challenges, including staff readiness, training and technology.
The study reveals that providers rated EMR vendors Cerner, Epic and Siemens highest in their ICD-10 preparedness, whereas Allscripts and MEDITECH rate lowest. Among the technologies providers are utilizing for the ICD-10 transition is computer-assisted coding, for which the report shows most organizations are turning to 3M.