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On February 16th, CMS announced that it "would initiate a process to postpone the date (previously October 1, 2013) by which certain health care entities have to comply with International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD-10)."


Personal laptops, tablet PCs, or smart phones are showing up in ever increasing numbers. Although many healthcare organizations still officially ban the use of personal devices to conduct official business, it might make sense for staff to use up to date personal equipment they own, and are familiar with. As a result, regardless of the policy, IT staff are being challenged on a daily basis to provide support for a range of devices designed for consumer use.

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The Next Generation Healthcare Payers Summit was held in Phoenix, Arizona on January 23 - 25, 2012 and was co-hosted by GDS International and IDC Health Insights. The event brought together a select group of senior healthcare executives and technology providers. Key note addresses, panels, workshops and one on one meetings with technology providers were the venues for the event.

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At Directions 2011, IDC analysts shared IDC's vision of the emerging "3rd Platform" based on the four pillars of cloud, mobile, social and Big Data technologies. Directions 2012 will continue the discussion of this new platform for growth and innovation for the ICT industry, and many other "intelligent" industries, including healthcare. The theme for Directions 2012 is Competing for 2020: Delivering on the Promise of the Connected World.

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