Category: General Issues

Primary Health Care

Primary health care on an outpatient basis and in day hospital conditions (in planned and emergency forms): primary medical care is provided by medical assistants, midwives and other medical personnel with higher medical education; primary health care is provided by general practitioners, pediatricians, local pediatricians and family doctors; primary specialized medical care is provided by…

How is the ICD-10 Coding System Used in Different Countries?

Most countries of the world use the international statistical system for recording diseases and problems related to public health – the international classification of diseases of the 10th revision (ICD-10). The purpose of the ICD-10 is to create conditions for the systematic recording, analysis, interpretation and comparison of data on mortality and morbidity obtained in…

It Technologies in Medicine

Medtech is the general name of the industry, covering the creation of innovative medical equipment and software for it. Technologies from the non-medical sphere come to the medical field. As a result, it makes possible to solve health problems in alternative ways, for example, 3D printing of implants, prostheses, and more. A huge amount of…

ICD-10 Implementation Issues

The ICD has become the international standard diagnostic classification for all general epidemiological goals and many goals related to health management. They include an analysis of the overall health situation of population groups, as well as the calculation of the frequency and prevalence of illnesses and other health problems in their relationship to various factors….

The ACA Operating Rules

The main operating rules of ACA are: development of a standard sample for the determination of anticomplementary activity; standardization of the method for determining an anticomplementary activity; study of the influence of hemolytic system components and the initial pH value of immunoglobulin drugs on the result of the determination of anti-complementary activity; the study of…

Electronic Health Records

Electronic Health Records is a modern alternative to a patient’s paper card. The electronic carrier contains personal data of the patient and his anamnesis. For doctors, such a medical card format is not just convenient, it fundamentally changes the system of their work. What are Electronic Health Records? According to the national standard, Electronic Health…

Disease Management

The patient is admitted to various departments of the hospital through the emergency department. The exceptions are the infectious diseases and maternity department, which have independent admission offices. The nurse of the emergency department is the first medical officer with whom the patient is admitted for inpatient treatment, therefore often patient’s psychological state depends on…

What is the Difference Between ICD-10 and ICD-11?

In June 2018, the World Health Organization published the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). For more than 10 years of work on the document, experts from around the world have proposed about 10,000 changes. The ICD-10 was adopted in 1990 and the new 11th version is quite drastic. Why change something?…

What is ICD-10?

ICD-10 is an international classification of diseases of the Tenth revision. It is a regulatory document with the generally accepted statistical classification of medical diagnoses, which is used in health care to unify methodological approaches and international comparability of materials. ICD-10 was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The words “Tenth Revision” means the…