Looking to the future
Dr. Oliva emphasizes that the future of documentation relies on hospitals supporting their CDS teams with resources and tools that allow them to maximize their skills and handle varying patient loads effectively.
Before Dragon and Natural Language Processing software, CDI teams often had to engage in a significant amount of follow up with physicians for clarification, diagnoses, treatment, and findings. Now, Computer Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD) tools powered by AI can bring some of these clarifications and findings to the front end of the workflow and prompt physicians during encounters for more specifics.
This maximizes the CDI team’s time by allowing them to only put their focus where it is needed.
12:30 “Is there a way using artificial intelligence that we can start sifting through those hundred records and find those 30-40 that have higher likelihood of being an opportunity, so that they don’t have to spend the time on those 60-70% that they may not need to be looking at…so another way of using AI is to begin to prioritize workflow in some manner that helps them address the higher likelihood problems makes them more efficient. So that the time they have saved can be spent on more complex types of issues.”
Dr. Oliva emphasizes that by making these two opportunities for a streamlined workflow a priority, AI powered CAPD will help your CDI team stay resilient and prepare for the future.