With the evolution of information technology, the implementation of electronic health records, and the immense volume of data, the implication of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care becomes feasible. Driving forces for AI adoption consist of ageing populations, increased demands for health care services, workforce shortages, and financial pressures. AI changes the HIM practice in medical coding, data management, privacy, and confidentiality. To meet the demands of evolving responsibilities, HIM professionals need to expand their knowledge and competencies in the future.
The most common AI formats in health care include machine learning, neural networks, and natural language processors. By feeding high-quality data into the AI system, HIM professionals ensure the success of AI implications.
Rongzhu Wen, MD, MHSc, CCDIS, CHIM
Rongzhu Wen began her career in health care in 1997 as a resident physician with the internal medicine and emergency department at The Second Hospital in Shandong University Jinan in Shangdong, China. She travelled to Vancouver, Canada, for two years thereafter as a clinical research fellow with the nephrology department at Vancouver General Hospital. Returning to The Second Hospital in China, she completed her program as chief resident in 2008 and became an attending physician within the internal medicine, emergency medicine, and nephrology department. In 2015, Rongzhu was a resident with the internal medicine department at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario.
Rongzhu is currently a medical coder at the Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Center in London, Ontario. She is recognized as a certified clinical documentation improvement specialist (CCDIS) with the Canadian College of Health Information Management.
Rongzhu has a bachelor of clinical medicine and master’s of internal medicine from Shandong Medical University in Shandong, China; a master’s of health science from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver; and, a health information management diploma from Westervelt College in London, Ontario.