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AI in Healthcare: A Potential Solution to Documentation and Coding Burdens

The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare has opened up new possibilities for improving efficiency and reducing administrative burdens. One area where AI could have a significant impact is in the realm of medical documentation and coding, tasks that currently consume a substantial portion of physicians’ time.

Key Points

  • AI has the potential to handle all of the documentation and coding, tasks that most hospitalists would gladly unload.
  • Studies show that up to 50% of physician time, depending on the specialties and care setting, is taken up by medical documentation and other administrative tasks.
  • The AI system could help remove typos and streamline the narrative of a patient encounter.
  • AI could write that full encounter based on an audio recording of that encounter or based on some notes that the physician had jotted down during the conversation on the computer.

HCN Medical Memo
According to a report by Accenture, key clinical health AI applications can potentially create $150 billion in annual savings for the United States healthcare economy by 2026.

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