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3 Key Areas to Improve Clinical Trials Using Patient Data and CLiX ENRICH for Clinical Trials

Unstructured narrative patient data, found in real world data sources such as progress notes and correspondence within electronic health records, contains a wealth of information that, if used correctly, can drive improvements in the clinical trial process. Currently, organizations must deploy expensive clinical personnel to manually review this existing rich and abundant resource for clinical […]

Clinithink to Present at Upcoming IHTSDO SNOMED CT Implementation Showcase 2014

This will be an exciting year to catch up with Clinithink at the upcoming IHTSDO SNOMED CT Implementation Showcase 2014 because this year the abstract we submitted entitled ‘Clinical Natural Language Processing Tools for SNOMED CT’ was accepted for presentation. Please plan to join us on Friday October 31― the time and location of this presentation are listed here on our […]

Top 5 Considerations When Choosing a CNLP Partner

The vast majority of clinical data, roughly 80%, is unstructured. And, the amount of data is expanding rapidly. In 2013, growth in healthcare data stood at 500 petabytes and will grow to 25,000 petabytes in 2020. Deriving insights from ALL clinical data, including this unstructured content, is essential to survive in this era of rapidly evolving […]

An ACO Imperative: Leveraging CNLP to Control Patient Leakage

The emerging Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model serves three objectives: improve the patient experience, manage the health of patient populations, and reduce the per capita cost of healthcare. To this end, ACO providers use evidence-based guidelines and tightly managed care coordination to ensure that patients receive appropriate care while avoiding unnecessary or ineffective treatments and […]

Semantics, Semantics. Unlocking the meaning of unstructured data for healthcare analytics

In the era of accountable care, the healthcare information technology (HIT) needs of the modern health system are vast. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who coordinate high quality care for their patients to ensure they get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary […]

Beyond Speech Recognition: The Benefits of Moving to Clinical NLP

In the same way that voice recognition technology has strengthened to the point where its use is becoming ubiquitous, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and especially Clinical NLP (CNLP), is emerging as an extraordinarily powerful tool for harvesting knowledge from unstructured narrative data. Though sometimes confused, speech recognition and CNLP are vastly different technologies. In a […]

How Clinithink is Evolving CLiX to Meet Market Needs

Clinithink always enjoys talking with our partners because together we believe we are making major contributions to improving healthcare. That’s a heady thought, and with the confluence of big data and the EHR/EMR that’s starting to happen there should be a spectrum of advances to help clinicians and researchers identify new outcomes-based best practices and insights that […]