Web-Based Information Infrastructure Increases the Interrater Reliability of Medical Coders: Quasi-Experimental Study

@inproceedings{Varghese2017WebBasedII,
  title={Web-Based Information Infrastructure Increases the Interrater Reliability of Medical Coders: Quasi-Experimental Study},
  author={Julian Varghese and Sarah Sandmann and Martin Dugas},
  booktitle={Journal of medical Internet research},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Medical coding is essential for standardized communication and integration of clinical data. The Unified Medical Language System by the National Library of Medicine is the largest clinical terminology system for medical coders and Natural Language Processing tools. However, the abundance of ambiguous codes leads to low rates of uniform coding among different coders. OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to measure uniform coding among different medical experts in terms of… CONTINUE READING
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