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The ‘holy grail’ of coding automation and why inpatient AI is around the corner: Fathom featured in HIT Consultant

Andrew Lockhart
March 28, 2024

Founded in 2012, HIT Consultant is a leading source of healthcare technology news, analysis and insights for healthcare executives, physicians and providers. Its content provides editorial insights on health IT, EHRs, population health management, digital health, telehealth, accountable care, patient engagement, and startups.

Fathom's CEO, Andrew Lockhart, explores the history of inpatient coding automation, what technological developments are making meaningful automation a reality, and how health system leaders can start preparing their organizations for truly autonomous coding on the inpatient side

"Inpatient coders must grapple with some of the most complex medical cases, typically involving longer stays and more complicated care plans – meaning a much larger volume of medical documentation to review and code. Fully automating coding for even a portion of inpatient cases would thus significantly reduce the burden on coders. Indeed, solving inpatient coding with AI, an elusive goal, would be a massive win for providers – perhaps one of the most impactful operational opportunities in a generation."

Read the full article from HIT Consultant.

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