Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Natural Language Processing

Growing NLP Marketplace Drives Healthcare Machine Learning

October 9, 2017 - Machine learning has quickly become of the most pervasive trends in the healthcare IT industry, opening up endless opportunities for vendors, providers, and patients alike.  From personalized clinical decision support for cancer and chronic diseases to virtual assistants that engage patients and streamline provider workflows, the idea that true artificial intelligence could one day overhaul...


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Will Big Data Analytics Rescue Lackluster Electronic Health Records?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics are “extremely important” for helping healthcare organizations see a return on their electronic health records (EHRs) investments, according to 83 percent of stakeholders participating in a recent Health Catalyst...

Why Patient-Reported Outcomes Data is Key to Healthcare Quality

by Jennifer Bresnick

Considering that the ultimate goal of healthcare is to help patients live high-quality, productive lives, it would seem that patient-reported outcomes data should be the foundation upon which all quality improvement efforts are built.  Yet...

EHR Natural Language Processing Flags Social Determinant Search Terms

by Jennifer Bresnick

Applying natural language processing (NLP) techniques to the electronic health record can help providers identify key terms associated with the social determinants of health, says a new study out of Massachusetts General Hospital. Using QPID,...

Can Artificial Intelligence Relieve Electronic Health Record Burnout?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers still facing frustrations years after switching to electronic health records (EHRs) may soon find some relief from burnout as artificial intelligence moves closer to reality, suggests a viewpoint article published in JMIR...

Borrowed from Retail, Anthem’s Big Data Analytics Boost Member Engagement

by Jennifer Bresnick

Commercial insurance companies are facing innumerable challenges as internal and external changes continue to buffet the healthcare industry.  As both leaders in the field of value-based care and for-profit entities subject to political...

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Market to See 40% CAGR Surge

by Jennifer Bresnick

The advent of true artificial intelligence in healthcare may still be some way off, but strong interest in achieving the goals of AI is producing a significant surge of investment in advanced machine learning, predictive analytics, and cognitive...

Machine Learning in Healthcare: Defining the Most Common Terms

by Jennifer Bresnick

After a slow and unsteady beginning at the start of the decade, the healthcare industry is finally becoming somewhat more comfortable with the idea that learning to live with big data is the only way to see financial and clinical success in the...

Natural Language Processing, AI to Foster Clinical Decision Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Clinical decision support (CDS) tools that feed on unstructured big data are in high demand from healthcare organizations seeking to improve care quality and gain a competitive edge over their peers.  Driven by rapid advances in artificial...

AI, Machine Learning as a Service Set to Overhaul Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Relatively few healthcare organizations have the resources or analytics maturity to develop their own intricate big data analytics infrastructure from scratch, but a growing number of vendors are starting to make the daunting and costly process...

Top 4 Machine Learning Use Cases for Healthcare Providers

by Jennifer Bresnick

As healthcare providers and vendors start to show off more mature big data analytics skills, machine learning and artificial intelligence have quickly rocketed to the top of the industry’s buzzword list. The possibility of using intelligent...

Machine Learning, NLP Help with Physician Skill Benchmarking

by Jennifer Bresnick

Machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) tools may be able to aid and improve the process of benchmarking the professional skills of physicians, suggests a new article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. When researchers...

Using Big Data Analytics, Systems Engineering to Tackle Sepsis

by Jennifer Bresnick

Sepsis is a silent and shockingly effective killer, causing mortality in close to a third of patients, but researchers at North Carolina State University are planning to make big data analytics an even more powerful force than this insidious,...

Natural Language Processing Markets Set to Grow in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Natural language processing (NLP) is quickly becoming one of the foundational big data technologies that will allow healthcare to move forward with complex analytics, according to a series of market reports predicting significant growth for NLP...

Project to Develop EHR Toolkit to Stem Readmissions

by Nathan Boroyan

About 95 percent of U.S. hospitals use electronic health records (EHR) for population health management, but the technology has yet to realize its full potential. A team from the Dartmouth Institute is working to change that. Led by Dartmouth...

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