The article was first published in Hit Consultant on 11/02/2013 Clinithink’s Chris Tackaberry and Peter Johnson explains 5 key elements of successful clinical documentation solutions to unlock unstructured clinical data. There is no question that clinical documentation is becoming increasingly complex, as new quality measures and coding practices are introduced into healthcare. It’s ironic, in fact, that such reform efforts [...]
Chris Tackaberry co-founder and CEO of Clinithink, speaks to Your Hidden Potential about how Clinithink is transforming healthcare. The article was first published on 31/01/2013. Chris Tackaberry is the co-founder and CEO of Clinithink, a UK-based healthcare software company. In our interview, Chris talks me through his journey as an entrepreneur, explaining how the idea for Clinithink came about and the [...]
The article was first published in HIStalk, Readers Write 09/01/2013 “I hate all the EMRs out there, including the one our practice just bought. Notes that come from an EMR have so much extra stuffing in them that it takes me forever to figure out what you guys really had to say about the patient I referred to you. I [...]
This post first appeared in HIStalk, Readers Write 19/11/2012 Unstructured clinical narrative is increasingly being seen as the primary source of sharable, reusable, and continually accessible knowledge, essential in helping providers make informed decisions, reduce costs, and ultimately improve patient care. While form-driven EHRs readily leverage and share captured structured data, the richest patient information remains locked inside EHR databases [...]
In recent years, there has been a vast proliferation of medical data being captured electronically, opening a world of big-data analytics never before possible. In 2012, healthcare saw these huge strides continue, with more and more providers recognizing the value of big data and seeking to understand and utilize the tools necessary to capitalize on it. The big data in [...]
Dr. Fiona Lodge joins the Clinithink team as Director of Technical Operations. Dr. Lodge has over 15 years’ experience in the ICT/ Communications sector building and operating high quality SaaS environments and service products. In her role at Clinithink, Dr. Lodge heads up delivery, operations and customer support functions for Clinithink’s on-premise and hosted NLP solutions. “One of the keys [...]
Welcome to the seventh and final installment of our seven-part blog series, “Clinical NLP in Plain English.” We’d like to thank Dr. Tielman Van Vleck (Ph.D.), Clinithink’s Director of Language Processing, who has generously provided his unique perspective on the impact of Natural Language Processing technology on the field of healthcare. Today, we’re going to briefly examine how Clinithink is playing a [...]
In our sixth post of our seven-part blog series, “Clinical NLP in Plain English,” we ask Dr. Tielman Van Vleck (Ph.D.), Clinithink’s Director of Language Processing, what excites him about the impact of Natural Language Processing technology on the field of healthcare. Dr. Van Vleck, what exactly is it that excites you so much about NLP in healthcare? I must [...]
In the fifth installment in our seven-part blog series we continue our interview with Clinithink’s Director of Language Processing, Dr. Tielman Van Vleck (Ph.D.), who will tell us more about the impact of Natural Language Processing technology on healthcare. Dr. Van Vleck, if NLP can provide such valuable information, you would think it would be universally used. People must have [...]
This is the fourth in our seven-part blog series, “Clinical NLP in Plain English.” We are continuing our interview with Clinithink’s esteemed Director of Language Processing, Dr. Tielman Van Vleck (Ph.D.), who will talk to us about Natural Language Processing’s impact on healthcare. Dr. Van Vleck, even if you can map out facts from clinical text, how do you really [...]
Mechanical puzzles have been around for hundreds of years but are currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity. They can be both mentally challenging and aesthetically pleasing. If you have been fortunate enough to receive one of the Clinithink puzzle cubes, I hope you are enjoying the challenge. I started making wooden cube puzzles over 40 years ago but didn’t try [...]
Welcome to the third in our seven-part blog series, “Clinical NLP in Plain English.” As we have in the last two installments, we’re going to continue our interview with Dr. Tielman Van Vleck (Ph.D.), Director of Language Processing at Clinithink, who will again share his thoughts on how Natural Language Processing is impacting healthcare. Dr. Van Vleck, besides improving access [...]
Welcome to the second in our seven-part blog series, “Clinical NLP in Plain English.” Today, we’re going to continue our discussion with Dr. Tielman Van Vleck (Ph.D.), Director of Language Processing at Clinithink, who will continue to share his perspective on Natural Language Processing and its impact on healthcare. Dr. Van Vleck, how can NLP be used to support medical [...]
As someone involved in healthcare on a daily basis, no doubt you’ve noticed that, in the drive to make documentation digital, paper medical charts traditionally maintained by clinicians have been replaced by EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems. While the industry is making great strides towards creating a paperless chain of healthcare information, EHRs have clearly demonstrated that, even though they [...]
We’re happy to welcome our new CIO, Phil Davies, to the Clinithink team and we look forward to leveraging his extensive healthcare IT experience. We asked Phil to share a few thoughts on how Clintihink’s CLiX technology will have an impact.
“I knew from my previous experience in healthcare IT that the capabilities our CLiX technology offers were both innovative and important but I hadn’t appreciated by how much until I got here…
Carl Cresswell talks about information security in health care and the implicatons for users and IT departments alike, offering some smart and savvy tips for keeping data safe in the health care enterprise.
In recent years, the technology landscape has been dominated by innovations aimed at consumers. Instant Messaging (IM), Voice Over IP (VOIP), smartphones and social networking have become universally available and transformed the way many of us communicate with friends, family and even colleagues…
As a follow on from his last post, Dr Gain talks about how improving the quality of documentation might lead to improvements in patient care.
In my first post, I talked about the need to get busy clinicians to take ownership of the task of writing clinical notes in EMR systems and discussed the benefits of more fully coded forms of documentation. Today, I want to talk about how improving the quality of documentation might lead to improvements in patient care…
By using their databases for “knowledge discovery,” healthcare organizations can transform drowning islands of information into assets.
In the last few years, the term “data mining” has become common parlance in business. For a while, it was a buzzword for any kind of information processing that involved building databases and extracting data for use by computer decision-support systems. However, with the evolution of gigantic databases and their subsequent challenges, the term has been narrowed to a more precise role…
This is the second of a two-part blog by Dr Pete Johnson where he talks about harnessing the power of SNOMED CT to realize the benefits of computer assisted coding in health care.
“The use of computers in health care is highly attractive. A lot of the time spent scheduling, planning, reminding, communicating could be put to better use if only computers could understand an encounter between a physician and patient…”
This is the first of a two-part blog post where Dr. Johnson explores the use of medical lexicon, SNOMED CT, to make computer assisted coding a reality in health care.
“Statisticians have been collecting and classifying causes of disease for hundreds of years. In fact, the well-known ICD system started as a classification of causes of death in 1855. Since then, the focus has shifted to include classifying all aspects of care for many different purposes – from billing to early disease warnings, epidemiology, health care planning and point-of-care decision support…”
In this post, Dr Gain explores the potential of next-generation record keeping to improve accuracy and facilitate communication throughout the health care delivery process.
“Most physicians would agree that the nature and purpose of medical records has changed over recent decades from being a personal aide-memoire for the author, to being a critical communication tool, used by multi-disciplinary healthcare teams, and with significant medico-legal importance…”
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