Paying Attention to How NLP Can Impact Healthcare

This post first appeared in HIStalk, Readers Write 11/19/2012 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 […]

Big Data, Big Impact: And a Very Big Year in Healthcare

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 […]

Puzzles and problem-solving

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.

CNLP in Plain English: Part 3, improving workflow

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.

Clinical NLP in Plain English: Part 1, Natural Language Processing

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that, in the drive to make documentation digital, paper medical charts traditionally maintained by clinicians have been replaced by EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems.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 […]