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that, in the drive to make documentation digital, paper medical charts traditionally maintained by clinicians have been replaced by EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems.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

Clinithink’s New CIO Weighs In

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 on the industry, especially the coding and regulatory issues.

Smart & Safe: Consumer Technology in the Healthcare 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. The result is a growing expectation among the “tech savvy” that such […]

Operation Data Rescue

Taken from For The Record Magazine By Sandra Nunn, MA, RHIA, CHP | Vol. 24 No. 6 P. 10 | March 2012 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 […]

Computing Clinical Narrative

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. Clinicians need to record what they hear, say and do during the course of care with great […]

Understanding SNOMED CT – the What and Why?

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 […]

Who’s Taking Notes? When EMRs and Clinical Teams Collide

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 with significant medico-legal importance. As an advantage over paper based records, Electronic Medical Records (EMR) improve the availability and […]