The World Health Organization is undergoing the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) with the aim to produce a classification that is ready for electronic health records that will serve as a standard for scientific comparability and communication. Click here for more information.
For this purpose, the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the European Hematology Association (EHA) and the Japanese Society of Hematology (JSH) collaborate in the ICD-11 Hematology Working Group. In addition, hematologists from other parts of the world will participate in this group.
This working group, officially acknowledged by WHO, is not only working on updating the current ICD hematology codes but also aims for harmonization with other WHO working groups.
In May 2010, the working group produced its first draft report. Currently, the group is working on the second draft with harmonization as the main theme.