WEBINAR: JULY 20 What You Need to Know About ICD-10-CM for Injury Research, Surveillance and Epidemiology

22 Jun 2016 2:56 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

SAVIR Announces July 20 Webinar:

What You Need to Know About ICD-10-CM for Injury Research, Surveillance and Epidemiology

Hosted by the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research


Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, 12noon Mountain, 11am Pacific
(Duration: 1 hour)


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Researchers who study injury morbidity frequently use hospital discharge, emergency department, trauma registry or other datasets that have been coded using the clinical modification (CM) of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). In October 2015, ICD-10-CM replaced ICD-9-CM as the coding schema used by hospitals and health care providers to report medical information. With the transition to ICD-10-CM, injury researchers face new opportunities and challenges in data analysis due to the increased number and complexity of the ICD-10-CM codes. This webinar will provide an overview of the ICD-10-CM injury codes and the tools that have been developed for standardized categorization of injuries by mechanism and intent of injury and by nature of injury and body region (the proposed ICD-10-CM External Cause and Injury Diagnosis matrices). Proposed ICD-10-CM surveillance case definitions, including the proposed surveillance case definition for traumatic brain injury, will also be presented.


  • Understand the structure and features of ICD-10-CM codes for nature and external cause of injury
  • Identify the ICD-10-CM injury matrices used for standardized categorization of injury morbidity
  • Become familiar with General Equivalence Maps and how they can be used to develop crosswalks between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM
  • Learn about proposed ICD-10-CM injury surveillance case definitions developed by CDC


Injury researchers and epidemiologists who use ICD coded morbidity data.


Holly Hedegaard, MD, MSPH. Holly directs the Injury Statistics Program at the CDC/National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Prior to joining NCHS in 2012, she served as a medical/injury epidemiologist at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, where she directed the Injury Epidemiology Program, the Colorado Trauma Registry , the Colorado Emergency Medical Services Information System and the Colorado Violent Death Reporting System. She also taught and conducted research as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Preventive Medicine/Biometrics at the Colorado School of Public Health. Dr. Hedegaard has served on multiple national and international injury surveillance workgroups including the International Collaborative Effort on Injury Statistics and Methods.

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