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HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force sunsets in December

The HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force will sunset as of December 1, 2016.  The task force, made up of volunteers from different health industry organizations, began meeting monthly several years ago, with a mission to help providers and other stakeholders successfully transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

Task Force members wrote articles for Business Edge and other publications, participated in interviews, gave presentations and, most importantly, developed and posted content on the HIMSS ICD-10 PlayBook which over the years posted over 200 pieces of content.  Even after the transition occurred, visits to the site continued for months afterward. Now that visits have slowed down, thanks to the industry’s hard work to prepare for the ICD-10 transition, we will also be sunsetting the ICD-10 PlayBook.

I have had the privilege of chairing this task force over the past year and a half, and have great respect for all the members, past and present, who have graciously shared their knowledge and time. The transition to ICD-10 was a success, due in no small part to the hard work and dedication of our task force team:

Alison Alavi, Anita Archer, Cindy Asbury, Evony Caldwell, Phil Cartagena, Nikki Chapman, Ann Chenoweth, Susan Demorsky, John Dingle, Becky DiSalvo, Sherri Dumford, John Elie, Dan Erler, MeShawn Foster, John Fricke, Leon Huddleston, Kelly Jorgensen, Diane Kolodinsky, Elaine Lips, Brad Lund, Samir Mehta, Jon Melling, Tiya Mitchell, Judy Monestime, Melody Mulaik, Stanley Nachimson, Tanai Nelson, Christian Omba, Penny Osmon Bahr, Matthew Passalacqua, Janice Redden, Greg Sanker, Paresh Shah, Dhiraj Sharma, Anuj Srivastava, Nancy Stetson, Tory Sullivan, Bonnie Sunday, Rhonda Taller, Dwan Thomas Flowers, Ham Todd, Andrea van der Graaf, Eileen VanBuskirk

About the author: Dr. Sunday is board-certified in Family Medicine. She graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) School of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine Residency at St. Vincent's Hospital in Erie, PA, where she was chief resident in her third year. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the HIT program at Canisius College and is a consultant for HEALTHeLINK™. Bonnie has served as Chair of the HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force in FY16 and FY17.