September 30, 2022
In 2009, the US passed the HITECH Act, leading to a 9-fold increase in EHR system adoption at acute care hospitals. With this adoption, U.S. hospitals also unlocked innovations in the back-office and operational processes of healthcare. Over the last few years, Canadian hospitals have seen similar jumps in EHR adoption with new opportunities presented to evolve operational processes. This session will discuss how the rise of EMRs and the introduction of ICD-10 led to computer-assisted coding use in the US and how Canadian hospitals can leapfrog from this trend to introduce AI efficiencies in their own HIM departments to optimize funding.