Fuento: http://www.consultant-news.com Fecha: 24.05.2010
Capgemini consultant to receive Spirit of HIMSS Award
Tori Sullivan of Capgemini Government Solutions LLC, was selected as the recipient of the Spirit of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Award for her work around ICD-10 compliance within the healthcare industry. The Spirit of HIMSS Award was established in 2003 and recognizes those members who exemplify the mission of HIMSS through their volunteer efforts in society.
Sullivan received this award in recognition of her service and dedication to the healthcare community as chair of the HIMSS ICD-10 taskforce, and her continued support of the Society’s overall financial systems initiatives. As chair, Sullivan grew the HIMSS’ volunteer base, supported the delivery of tools that helped HIMSS members plan and prepare for the implementation of ICD-10 and led the development and execution of the ICD-10 compliance webinar, "Develop and Execute an ICD-10 Implementation Plan: What You Need to Know and How to Get Started," this past February.
"Tori’s continued involvement with HIMSS demonstrates her personal commitment to advance the healthcare industry, and underscores a belief that technology can help transform the delivery of public services," said Joe Moye, chief executive officer, Capgemini Government Solutions LLC. "Tori’s ability to lead and build relationships with major stakeholders makes her a valued member of Capgemini’s team and we are delighted that her commitment is being recognized across the industry."
Sullivan has more than ten years of experience leading strategic projects that have enhanced the operational performance of healthcare organizations throughout the US. She has also presented on ICD-10 implementation topics for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Financial Research Institution (FRI).
The Spirit of HIMSS Award is presented on a monthly basis at the discretion of a selection committee. HIMSS, the nation’s largest not-for-profit healthcare IT membership association, is dedicated to the cause of transforming healthcare through the use of IT. HIMSS is comprised of more than 23,000 individual members, 73% of which work in patient-care delivery systems. HIMSS members are the leaders who will create the solutions that drive transformation. HIMSS also includes over 380 corporate and more than 30 not-for-profit affiliate member organizations that share HIMSS’ vision and cause.
 The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10) is a coding of diseases and signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or diseases, as classified by the World Health Organization. It provides a more accurate definition of services and diagnosis than its predecessor ICD-9 and ultimately can lead to more precise payments; fewer rejected claims, and overall improved disease management worldwide.