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Just what the Doctor Offered #NLP #artofmedicine #hcr #HealthIT #hcsm

Posted in Art of Medicine, Healthcare Information, Preventative Healthcare by drnic on January 10, 2014

This piece in Wired Natural Language Tech and Medicine: Just What the Doctor Ordered by our very own Joe Petro (SVP of Engineering) as he puts it

 

Somethings gotta give!

 
Yes it does. Healthcare and in particular doctors are juggling far too many changes
 
And like the picture of Aaron Gregg who achieved the world record of the most catches of chainsaws in 2008 (88 btw) doctors are doing their best to keep up but they are reaching their limits. We continue to ask doctors to do more with less, their focus is forced further away from the physician-patient interaction.
 
Technology can help and Natural Language Processing is transforming how consumers interact with technology in a more conversational, natural way. And in Healthcare we have taken this approach and applied it calling it Clinical Language Understanding (CLU) and importantly will allow physicians to get back to the Art of Medicine
 
Amongst other things we can:
  • Simplify Interactions with the EHR
  • Balance the Need for Patient Narrative and Structured Data
  • Increase Documentation Specificity in Real-Time

Much like NLU has helped drive intelligent, natural interactions between consumers and technology, CLU will help re-humanize healthcare. By enabling physicians to focus on the patient, not the technology, providers can begin to embrace a next-generation approach to healthcare that will drive efficient, intelligent clinical decisions that impact each and every facet of patient care.

It’s an exciting time with CLU and NLP as a critical enabler in helping doctors be more productivity in the new digital era of healthcare and maintain focus on what matters most: patient care.

 
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