AI BILLING IN THE HEALTHCARE BUSINESS, AN INTERESTING READ…

If, like me you know nothing about A1(artificial intelligence) then this article about the impact technology has on medical care will be of great interest to you.

As we can all see, the world around us is changing so quickly. There are brand new inventions every day. Sometimes, it can get pretty hard trying to keep track of them all. There’s a machine for everything. You don’t have to lift a finger to do anything, expect turn the machine on. There are also many programs and software that do all the thinking and calculations for you. You just have to put in all the data. The computer will do everything else. It’s a brand new world.

Recently, you may have heard a lot about artificial intelligence. It sounds so strange. It’s such a big word. You shouldn’t be ashamed if you don’t know what it means. It has been around for some time. It sounds like something straight out of a sci – fi movie. However, it’s becoming an essential part of our everyday lives. So, sit down and try to learn more about this. You can read about the impact technology has on medical care here.

WHAT IS AI ?

First, you have to know exactly what this means. Artificial intelligence is just a fancy word for machines doing the dirty work. It’s a method where humans don’t do anything. People only get to train the machines to recognize patterns and solve future problems. They feed them information. The computers can do calculations. This can come handy in lots of professions where people are overwhelmed with paperwork and billing. It can be used in any aspect of our lives. Siri and Alexa are just two examples of AI.

MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING

The healthcare system is very complex. There is a lot of information to be processed. Patients’ files and their medical bills have to be sorted out. This is all done by medical coders and the doctors themselves. However, many mistakes can be made on a daily basis. This is all a result from overworking. The human brain can’t be concentrated all the time. It’s prone to mistakes. Thankfully, this is where AI comes to the rescue. With this strategy, people don’t have to worry about these things.

How artificial intelligence influences medical coding?

For you to start using Diagnoss AI software, you have to know how it will affect your profession. You can’t just install it and start using it. You have to know its benefits. You also have to learn how to operate it. First of all, the doctors will really appreciate this new software. Everyone will be relieved to know that they don’t have to work overtime. The doctors are in charge of putting the patients’ data into the system. The software takes this weight off the doctors’ shoulders.

That way, they can comfortably be focused only on providing proper care to their patients. The patients don’t have to worry about being given the wrong diagnosis or wrong bill. Wrong calculations will be a serious problem to the doctors. If there’s shortage of money, that’s not good for business at all. Instead of making money, you will owe it. That’s not acceptable. So, the coding engine will reduce this risk. It will help the doctors do their job more efficiently.

Overcoding can bring your office serious legal problems. Dissatisfied patients may want to sue you. You have to protect yourself from these situations. One way to do it is letting the engine do its work. Also, your coders will be happier with this software. It will maximize the effort they put in. There won’t be any need for them to waste time. There’s no need for switching books or crosswalks. The whole medical system will be more efficient.

PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS

When you fill a computer with information, it will start to recognize patterns. That way it will reduce the risks of making errors in medical coding. Based on the reports, pictures and text you put in, the system will do predictive analysis. You can rest assured that it won’t make any mistakes. It is artificial intelligence. It does our job better than anyone. It has started to change the way we look at healthcare and medicine. It’s here to stay. It has definitely improved our lives.

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IT’S SLEEP SUNDAY – LETS TALK ABOUT SLEEP AND MEDITATION THERAPY…

Many people are turning to meditation as an effective way to relax and bring inner peace. It can also help with stress, improve your general health and help you to think clearly. It’s something you can do wherever you are, by focusing on something else around you instead of your thoughts, worries and obsessions.

You can meditate just by focusing on something; anything will do if you are out. But most people still meditate on breathing, a single repeated word, a flower or a mental image. Meditation is much more than just a way of relaxing, it also clears our minds and makes us more alert. If you meditate for a few minutes each day, the results can be deep and long-lasting.

There are many places you can learn to meditate; it could be a candle-lit room, with incense and dreamy music, lying on the floor after a yoga class or at an evening’s class at your local school or leisure centre. In your first meditation, people may feel sleepy as they let themselves relax and their adrenalin levels drop. They will go to classes after a hard day’s work, and need to rest.

Meditation is not about going to sleep. It’s about learning to relax and focus your mind. The benefits of meditation ripple through everything we do – being relaxed and aware is the mental equivalent of being fit and healthy. Some of the main reasons people meditate are for relaxation, health, inner peace and harmony, concentration to improve sporting and theatrical performance, inspiration and creativity, quality of life, self-understanding and therapy and spiritual awakening – the list goes on. ‘Mindfulness Meditation’ is a very simple way to meditate.

All you do is focus on your breathing, observe your thoughts and bring your attention into the present moment. Headspace explains ‘What is meditation for sleep’, you can try and listen to their way of meditating to go to sleep. Another great site is Sleep.Org who also explains how to meditate before you go to bed.

Meditation is thought to date back to the fifth and sixth century BC. Stories were written in ancient Hindu about it, and are featured in most religions. Ed Halliwell, author of ‘The Mindful Manifesto,’ says that ‘it can help you experience the moment and not be drawn into habitual emotional responses’. Halliwell goes on to say that ‘research on human brains during a meditation state has revealed a shift in activity from the right side of the pre-frontal cortex, which is linked with depression, over to the left, which is connected with emotional reassurance and happiness’. Research has actually shown meditation can ease depression, lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, boost immunity and healing, and lower blood pressure. Mindfulness meditation is now an NHS approved treatment.

MAKING LIFE EASIER WHEN YOU SUFFER FROM ARTHRITIS…

Last Saturday, the 12th October was the 22nd World Arthritis Day.

It is a day designed to raise global awareness about all facets of the disease.

Arthritis affects approximately 350 million people worldwide.

Among the long list of diseases considered to be in the arthritic family are ankylosing spondylitis, gout, lupus, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is an inflammation of the joints and can affect one or multiple joints. The symptoms usually develop over time but the Arthritis Foundation say that early treatment is the best treatment. Finding things to make your life easier is important to any sufferer. It is not a condition just for the elderly, children as young as 3 can be diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

The theme for 2019 is Time2Work , which was part of the EULAR Campaign Don’t Delay, Connect Today to highlight the importance of early diagnosis and treatment for rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.

On the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society site they said that Professor Dane Carol Black wrote these words in her report to Tony Blair’s government “Working for a healthier tomorrow” in 2008. ”Work is central to human existence and the motive force for all economics. For individuals, it provides structure and meaning and is good for people’s health and well being as well as their financial health and prosperity. Moreover, work benefits families and is socially inclusive.”

Almost a decade later, the report which the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society published in collaboration with the University of Manchester at the end of 2017 entitled “Work Matters” is a very important survey of more than 1000 people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Despite a number of government initiatives, the survey suggests that many people with inflammatory arthritis are struggling to find the type of work that they want.

However, just being able to travel to work and get around the environment can be a real worry to some sufferers. Where do you begin in finding out about the different types of mobility aids and wheelchairs to help you get around? Well, one such company called Pro Rider Mobility is a great place to start. They have a vast choice of mobility scooters, wheelchairs and other mobility aids to choose from. A Pro Rider Mobility Motorised Wheelchair could turn your life around in an instant, allowing you to get from a to b easily.  

The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society also have a great video on this year’s ‘Time2Work’ event which focuses on how and why employers should provide better support for people with rheumatoid arthritis and other long term conditions in the workplace as this benefits not only the employee but the employers as well.

Although I was always under the impression that most of my spinal pain was mechanical, disc related and failed back surgery an MRI I had a done eighteen months ago showed my spine also had some arthritis in it. I’ve still not had a discussion about this nor been given any different type of medication for it but after reading more on this disease I think it is something I will bring up in the future.

There are a number of sites you can find on the internet with all the information on the different types of arthritis but leading on from the recent Awareness Day and campaign some have more details about the Time2Work which I will list here for you.

The Arthritis Foundation

The National Rheumatoid Arthritic Society

The Global Rheumatoid Arthritis Network

Arthritis Care UK –