AHIMA launches online ICD-10 help courses; Health literacy social media program for teens goes nationwide;

> The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is launching a set of new online courses designed to help coders and other health professionals smoothly transition to ICD-10 in time for the Oct. 1, 2013 deadline, the association announced today. A Training Pathways Guide for practical recommendations to users also was announced. Press release

> ManTech International Corporation, a technology vendor that typically helps organizations with national security needs, acquired healthcare-systems integration service provider Evolvent Technologies, Inc. this week, according to HealthTechZone.com. The latter company specializes in federal healthcare systems. The acquisition overall helps ManTech break into the health IT market. Article

> An Atlanta man who hacked into patient records at a former employer's medical practice was sentenced to one year and one month in prison, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The man, who was working at another medical practice, was using the records to contact patients to try to lure them away from his old employer via a direct-mail marketing campaign. Article

> A health literacy social media program geared at helping teens in California become "knowledgeable healthcare consumers" now is being taken nationwide. The program, T2X, was co-created by Los Angeles-based health plan Health Net Inc., and the UCLA School of Public Health. Announcement

And Finally... Kids say the darndest things! Article

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