Even on Twitter, physician professionalism a must; Don't delay converting to ICD-10;

> Physicians need to be more careful when using Twitter, according to a review of 5,156 tweets sent by 260 self-identified U.S. physicians. According to research presented in a letter in the Feb. 9 Journal of the American Medical Association, 3 percent of these 140-character messages contained some form of unprofessional content, which included profanity, potential patient privacy violations, sexually explicit material and, in a few cases, discriminatory statements. FiercePracticeManagement

> Allscripts is moving rapidly to create a unified platform for data exchange among its inpatient, outpatient and post-acute care applications. How integrated all of its clinical information systems will actually be is still an open question. But it's obvious that the company is vying with Epic Systems to become the go-to vendor for healthcare systems that are looking to form accountable care organizations. FierceHealthIT

> It may seem far off now, but don't expect the Oct. 1, 2013 deadline for ICD-10 conversion to change. No matter where you are in the process, make sure to do an assessment to get a better handle on where codes are used in your system, says Tom Durel, CIO of Valley Baptist Health System in Harlingen, Texas. FierceHealthcare

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