One thing you can say for certain about ICD-10 is that it is making a substantial impression—or at least its popular Twitter hashtag, #ICD10, is.

More than 400 million impressions have been generated by approximately 16,000 individuals posting 135,000 tweets since the first tweet ever chirped. Those and other statistics come by way of Brad Justus from Kforce Healthcare, citing statistics from, the social media equivalent of television’s Nielsen, that measures audience size and delivery. Justus also credits the first #ICD10 hashtag as coming from Steve Sisko who tweeted, according to Justus, an announcement about an upcoming webinar for the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, on February 10, 2011.

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