A Health Information Management (HIM) / Medical Records (MR) practitioner reader of this website-blog will surely be familiar and knowledgeable of The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) that covers death and disease, two main parameters of health and the health system.
Perhaps many HIM / MR practitioners may still not know that the ICD is one other reference classification which belongs to the World Health Organization Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) Likewise, ICF (the International Classification of Functioning and Disability) and ICHI (International Classification of Health Interventions) are also reference classifications which belong to the WHO-FIC.
I think it is appropriate for any HIM / MR practitioner to be aware of developments of WHO classifications such as the ICD. In this post, I like to share in this post of what is already available at the WHO website about the 2013 Annual Meeting of the International Network of WHO-FIC Collaborating Centres (WHO-FIC 2013) which will be held at the Empark Grand Hotel, in Beijing, China, from 12 to 18 October 2013. This year’s theme is: “Universal Health Coverage: Information and Innovation”. The reader can view detailed information about the meeting venue, accommodation and registration available on the meeting website at this link (this link will open in a new tab of your current browser window).
Since participation to this meeting is by invitation only, I like to suggest – since HIM / MR practitioner readers will already be familiar with ICD-10 but need to be aware of the ICD-11 revision, to focus and follow the progress and developments in ICD-10 and ICD-11 to be presented when the WHO-FIC Council meets in Beijing soon to review progress in relation to the strategic work plan of the WHO-FIC network and plan for the future. Please click on these links below (each of these links will open in a new tab of your current browser window) to know and learn the progress and developments in ICD-10 and ICD-11 :
- WHO-FIC Network Annual Meeting 2013 – Beijing, People’s Republic of China, Classifications, The World Health Organisation (WHO), viewed 3 October 2013, <http://apps.who.int/classifications/network/meeting2013/en/>
- WHO-FIC Network Annual Meeting 2013, 2013 WHO-FIC Network, The World Health Organisation (WHO), viewed 3 October 2013, <http://www.whofic2013.org/register/toFrontPage.do>