Computer-assisted coding (CAC) has come a long way in a short time. What started as a way to help clinical coders manage ever increasing complexity in their workloads, has now grown into a technology solution that provide benefits across whole organisations.
Drivers of the shift to CAC
The shift away from paper-based to electronic data capture provides an opportunity to use new technologies, including artificial intelligence, to automate not only the assignment of codes, but also the many separate and disparate processes of coding and CDI workflow overall.
Furthermore, with the growing adoption of EMRs, hospitals in the Asia-Pacific region