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.
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that, in the drive to make documentation digital, paper medical charts traditionally maintained by clinicians have been replaced by EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems.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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
09 January 2012, US – Millions of documents are created and stored every year as a result of delivering care. While the information exists, the knowledge within these records is usually isolated and inaccessible. CEO and co-founder of Clinithink, Dr. Chris Tackaberry talks to Dr. Alan Brookstone of AmericanEHR Partners about how to access this […]