ICD (International Classification of Diseases) is a nomenclature for the classification of diseases, injuries and other medical conditions. The US Department of Health and Human services (HHS) has mandated that all HIPAA covered entities must transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 by October 2014. The expanded classification enabled by ICD-10 is expected to deliver significant benefits including greater accuracy in diagnosis, more streamlined claims submissions and adjudication, as well as improved medical research. At the same time, for payers and providers alike, ICD-10 adoption involves a massive, multi-year IT project with high costs of failure or delay. Undertaking such an initiative is even more challenging when you consider competing priorities driven by other regulations like HIPAA/HITECH and the constant pressure to reduce the cost of healthcare delivery.
The Delphix Agile Data platform accelerates ICD-10 adoption by eliminating infrastructure cost barriers and process inefficiencies in ICD-9 to ICD-10 migration testing projects. More importantly Delphix mitigates the risk of adoption delays due to IT constraints. Key benefits for ICD-10 migrations with Delphix include:
- 20% – 50% acceleration of migration timelines
- 90% reduction in storage costs for migration test environments
- 95% reduction in test data management effort