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As healthcare transformation progresses due to the digitization of data and advancements in medical science and technology, it is increasingly important that nations around the world begin planning for adoption of ICD-11.
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) has a long and valued history of creating and assisting in the tracking mortality and morbidity data on a national and global scale. ICD-11 has been updated for the 21st century and reflects critical advances in science and medicine through updated scientific content and enhanced clinical detail. It is fully electronic, though it can be used on-line, off-line, or even in printed format. ICD-11 was formally adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2019 with international mortality reporting utilizing ICD-11 commencing in January 2022. The time to begin planning and adoption is now!
The IFHIMA Board of Directors believes that quality health information underpins all facets of healthcare policy, delivery system design, patient engagement, and the advancement of health and healthcare. Our vision is a healthy world enabled by quality health information.
With this whitepaper, the IFHIMA hopes to guide and inspire healthcare professionals as they begin their journey toward the adoption and implementation of ICD-11. The march toward ICD-11 has already begun and is discussed within the whitepaper and case studies from IFHIMA members.
Topics in this whitepaper include the benefits of ICD-11, planning, transition from ICD-10 to ICD-11, workforce development and education, language translation, field testing and implementation.
The new whitepaper, IFHIMA Fosters Planning for ICD-11 Adoption with Global Case Studies is available at http://www.ifhima.org/
It is our hope that this whitepaper and its related case studies informs and inspires readers as they begin their journey to the adoption and implementation of ICD-11.
Lorraine Fernandes, RHIA