21 - 23 September (4)

ICD-11 TM Chapter development

5th WHO forum Rothenburg

In the 5th WHO forum “Update on ICD-11 TM Chapter development” Dr Stéphane Espinosa gave an account of the different phases of the ICD-11 development and the significance of the implementation phase starting in June 2018. The platform for Field Implementation assessment was also described and seems an excellent tool for educational and professional development to get familiarized with the coding process and the future benefits in applications such as adverse events reporting or reimbursement, as Stéphane explained. The development of the International Classification of Health Interventions also looks very promising.

Stéphane’s presentation during the congress opening plenary session also caught a lot of attention as he provided practical details on the use of classification residual categories for diagnostic and clinical diversity, emphasizing the descriptive rather than prescriptive approach of the ‘TM1’ chapter, as well as the potential impact of the TM1 Chapter allowing to measure TM services in healthcare systems.

ETCMA is looking forward to next year’s account of initial results from implementation pilot projects and how this informs health systems on the contribution from TM to modern healthcare challenges.

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