Transcription and clinical documentation vendor MedQuist Inc. will integrate its CodeRunner coding application with the EMscribe computer-assisted coding software of Artificial Medical Intelligence Inc., Eatontown, N.J.

Computer-assisted coding systems use natural language processing technology to identify key words and phrases in physician dictated notes either in a voice file or machine-readable text. The software then matches the key words and phrases to appropriate terminologies and code sets, and then automatically codes the notes, which professional coders review.

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