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EXCLUSIVE: World Health Day in the Midst of COVID-19

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The confluence of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the World Health Organization (WHO) designation of April 7 as World Health Day is fast approaching.Nonetheless, the organization is asking its global partners to take the time to recognize the work of nurses and midwives, acknowledging the “critical role they play in keeping the world healthy,” marking the raison d'être for the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Reporting our lead story during this edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays Lorraine Fernandes, president of the International Federation of Health Information Management Association (IFHIMA), who says that “World Health Day gives us a unique opportunity to explore the ways IFHIMA supports their 23 member nations and other members, including individuals, corporate and educational institutions.” Fernandes will also report on initiatives to advance the IFHIMA mission: “a healthy world enabled by quality health information.”The live broadcast will also feature these other segments:RegWatch: Stanley Nachimson, former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) career professional turned well-known healthcare IT authority, reports on the latest regulatory news coming out of Washington, D.C.The Coding Report: Laurie Johnson has an update on the deadly coronavirus that continues to dominate international as well as domestic news headlines.News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert and ICD10monitor national correspondent, anchors the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc. and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, will return to the broadcast to report on another thought-provoking topic that has captured her attention.