Harvard Pilgrim manager shares ICD-10 tips; PatientsLikeMe launches online campaign touting benefits of data sharing;

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> Rita Hunt, ICD-10 program manager for Waltham, Mass.-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, talked about her facility's path to ICD-10 readiness this week at a conference focusing on the forthcoming transition hosted by the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium. According to Hunt, one key was deferring on certain items. "We had to make decisions and we decided to focus on our core systems," she said, according to Clinical Innovation+Technology. Article

> PatientsLikeMe, an online community for people with chronic diseases, this week announced the launch of a social media campaign touting the value of health data sharing. The campaign will create public service announcement style videos, and is leveraging sites like Facebook and YouTube to spread its message. Announcement

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> Hospitals that have visible and accessible chief nurses and also involve nurses in care-delivery decisions offer better quality of care, according to a new study published in The Journal of Nursing Administration. Article

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> Single-payer healthcare systems remove quality care barriers that still plague the United States, according experts from Canada, Denmark and other countries. The experts testified at a recent Congressional hearing, providing further proof the United States should embrace "Medicare-for-All," Public Citizen announced. Article

> Health plan providers lagged behind property & casualty and life insurers in this year's Temkin Experience Ratings. The customer experience research and consulting firm asked 10,000 U.S consumers to rate the functionality, accessibility and emotional experience of their company interactions. Article

And Finally... Lance is not N*SYNC with the HealthCare.gov PR initiative. Article

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