Based on nearly three years working to engage thousands of physicians, the health system is not waiting for the federal mandate to turn ICD-10 on internally. And other providers may take a similar tack.
A management and investment guru who made himself a millionaire and started an inner city youth mentorship nonprofit before being asked to fix federal IT by Obama in 2009 is being called back for perhaps his hardest job to date.
A number of vendors have had to go through several certification trials to meet the meaningful use requirements. And after a sharp drop in vendors attempting to certify their EHRs or modules earlier this year, the certification bodies are now starting to see more activity.