March 4, 2013

Live Broadcast Coverage from HIMSS Conference to Feature Industry Thought Leaders


A stellar lineup of healthcare thought leaders will appear on three live, half-hour broadcasts during the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference and exhibit beginning today, Tuesday, March 5, and continuing through Thursday, March 7 in New Orleans.

Chuck Buck, publisher of ICD-10monitor, made the announcement this week, confirming that the panelists will be calling in their reports from the convention being held at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The broadcasts will be heard live beginning today, at 10 a.m. EST.

“We are very pleased and fortunate that such prominent healthcare leaders will be sharing their observations and insights from HIMSS,” Buck said. “What a difference a year makes. Last year during our broadcasts from HIMSS, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it would initiate the rulemaking process to postpone the date for implementation of the new code set.”

Scheduled to appear during the three-day series, titled “HIMSS Week,” are the following:


Rhonda Buckholtz

Vice President of ICD-10 Education and Training



Bonnie Cassidy

Senior Director of HIM Innovation

Nuance Communications


Stephen Spain, MD




Mike Hodgson

Vice President, Healthcare and Corporate Sponsorships

Career Step


Maria Bounos

Business Development Manager

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business


Donald Rappe, MD

Medical Director

Documentation and Coding

Group Health Cooperative


Tom Ormondroyd

President and General Manager

Precyse Learning Solutions


Rhonda Taller

Rhonda M. Taller



Joan Topper

Vice President/IT Optimization

Geissinger Health System


Susan Gurzynski-Wells

Solutions Executive ICD-10/Revenue Cycle



In the First Person Reports


“In the First Person”  — a series of daily journal entries — highlight editorial coverage being provided by ICD10monitor during HIMSS,

Cynthia D. Fry, PhD, vice president of revenue for Catholic Health East, and Howard Walker, the system’s director of revenue cycle systems and projects as well as its ICD-10 program manager, will be providing first-hand accounts of their experiences and encounters during what is considered to be one of the largest healthcare exhibitions in the United States.

I-10 Symposium Wrap Up

Beth Friedman, BSHA, RHIT, president and content curator for The Friedman Group, will be reporting on the ICD-10 symposium at HIMSS.

In addition to the “In the First Person” series, ICD10monitor will provide reports on other activities taking place as seen through the eyes of its contributing editors.

“We will filing stories on the content of each of our three live broadcasts,” said Chuck Buck, publisher of ICD-10monitor. “Many of our panelists will also be presenting during breakout sessions during HIMSS.”

“The HIMSS experience is something we want to bring to our listeners who otherwise might not be able to attend the conference and exhibition, and who really have a desire to learn the latest in terms of best practices and the latest technology to further the implementation of ICD-10,” Buck said.

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Chuck Buck

Chuck Buck is the publisher of ICD10monitor and is the executive producer and program host of Talk Ten Tuesdays.