3M Health Information Systems releases ICD-10 Code Translation Tool 3M Health Information Systems.

Building on 3M’s real-world operational knowledge in terminologies and standards implementation, and nearly two decades of developing and applying ICD-10 products and services around the world, the new integrated solution assists U.S. Hospitals, physician practices, payers and government agencies successfully transition to ICD-10. Integrating these two applications helps institutions take immediate action to convert information systems, update procedures, and prepare for ICD-10 execution, said Ray Terrill, senior vice president for 3M Health Information Systems. Beginning the transition process now allows facilities to take strategic benefit of ICD-10’s prospect of in-depth analysis of disease patterns and treatment outcomes, accurate and streamlined reimbursement, and overall health care quality improvement initiatives.The treatment, called photodynamic antimicrobial therapy has the potential to treat MRSA contamination in wounds, burns and leg ulcers. PACT uses a mix of visible light and a photosensitising drug to trigger destruction of microbial cellular material via singlet oxygen production. . Related StoriesCleaning patient rooms with mix of chemicals and UV light cuts transmission of superbugsNew Locilex microbiology data presented at ICAAC/ICC 2015 scientific conferencePlymouth University and Ingenza partner to develop efficient, scalable microbial production program for epidermicinAlthough photodynamic therapy can be groundbreaking in today’s age – the procedure has been around for over a century.