Can AI help prevent physician burnout?

By Jordan Rosenfeld for Modern Economics So much of a physician’s workload includes repetitive, tedious tasks involved in researching diagnoses and analyzing patient data and imaging. On top of increasingly demanding administrative and regulatory burdens and EHR hassles, it’s no wonder physicians are burning out in record numbers. Experts in artificial intelligence (AI)—a form of…

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How AI & natural language processing technologies can improve outcomes: Q&A with RCCH HealthCare Partners CMIO Dr. Vishal Bhatia

By Jackie Drees for Becker’s Hospital Review Vishal Bhatia, MD, chief medical information officer at RCCH HealthCare Partners in Brentwood, Tenn., discusses the evolution of his role as CMIO and how artificial intelligence, natural language processing and voice recognition technologies can improve healthcare. Responses are lightly edited for clarity and length. Question: How has your role…

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Bridging the Gap between HIM Coding and CDI Professionals

Article by Steven Robinson, MS, PA, RN, CDIP. This article was originally published on the Journal of AHIMA website on April 26, 2017 and is republished here with permission. Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. —Mattie Stepanek Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) professionals have a worthy task to help identify…

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CIO Survey: EHRs are Still Slow, Time-Consuming

By Rajiv Leventhal for  Healthcare Informatics Despite significant progress in electronic health record (EHR) adoption, the road is still paved with pitfalls for many providers, according to new analysis from research firm Frost & Sullivan.The survey was in conjunction with the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), and primarily targeted CIOs working in mid-to-large…

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CAC & the Coder’s Transition

By Becky DeGrosky, Product Manager at TruCode & Chris Casto, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Dolbey for Advance for Health Information Professionals Computer-assisted coding and encoder technology are changing workflow for ICD-10 readiness. The medical coding career has not experienced a significant change event since the introduction of DRGs in 1984. For decades,…

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