March 6th, 2013

Global Health + Netflix vs. ICD-10 + Turtles

“For our own sanity, we needed to create a new way to look at this stuff,” said Peter Speyer.


These are two different stories, but since both crossed my path yesterday my brain merged them together and I had to share.

Peter Speyer, of course, was referring to the impressive array of global health visualization tools the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has developed and launched. My colleague Mahria wrote over in the work blog with some tips on a few of them to check out, and I love the twist covered over on Humanosphere about how the Netflix algorithm was tapped regarding death modeling. If you’re not familiar with that term, it’s probably not what you think. What I do wonder is where Humanosphere was originally going with this article and title when the URL includes ‘or-how-netflix-and-burger’ Tell us more about the burgers, there’s no trace of them in the article now…

In other news, over on PBS Newshour there is a great story about ICD-1o coding, which I didn’t think could be full of fun and excitement until they lured me in with turtle injury codes. I also believe it is possible to incur Y93D1 & Y92253 simultaneously,  but you know what is going to be a real problem for the library and information field in the future?

Differentiating between work-related and non-work related knitting injuries at conferences.


No, really, I’m not making this up per the ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes. These work/non-work classifications also apply to running, jogging, walking, skating, golf, bowling, biking, football and a plethora of other sports – but not Y93.18 (Surfing, windsurfing and boogie boarding.)

I have confidence my colleagues will find a way to make it Y83.18×2.

Posted at 07 21 AM | 5 Comments » | print this post

5 Responses to “Global Health + Netflix vs. ICD-10 + Turtles”

  1. Abigail says:

    Snork…. I bet I’ll end up being one of the first one claiming that one.

  2. Alison says:

    That is awesome. Conference planners should really warn people about the risk for Y93.14×2.

  3. J. says:

    I saw a lot in the Air Force, but I never saw Military Knitting. I’ve no idea why they didn’t include Y93.18×4. Guess they never saw Apocalypse Now.

  4. Nikki Dettmar says:

    Maybe Y93.14×4 is for yarn bombers?

  5. Suzy says:

    I was going to ask about injuries sustained while yarn bombing… I guess I’ll just have to be uber careful. 🙂

Leave a Reply