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Is computer-assisted coding ready for inpatient use? Early indications are that it can improve productivity without sacrificing accuracy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20666177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
More hospitals are taking a serious look at computer-assisted coding (CAC). While CAC still requires human input, the latest technology--natural language processing that extracts code-related terms from electronic text--has helped boost productivity Both Eastern Maine Medical Center and Massachusetts General have documented shorter turnaround times in their coding tasks.
Authors:
Ken Terry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Healthcare informatics : the business magazine for information and communication systems     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1050-9135     ISO Abbreviation:  Healthc Inform     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-29     Completed Date:  2010-09-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9004557     Medline TA:  Healthc Inform     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22, 24     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Automation*
Efficiency, Organizational*
Forms and Records Control / standards*
Humans
Inpatients*
Patient Participation*

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