February 26, 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 ICD10monitor.com broadcasts during the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference and exhibit March 5, 6 and 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 on Tuesday, March 5 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:

Linda Kloss
Kloss Strategic Advisors, LLC

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

Juliet Santos
Senior Director

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

“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.

Chuck Buck

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