Hidden Treasure: The Value of Unstructured Documentation (ForTheRecord)

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[By Selena Chavis]

Natural language processing helps health care organizations locate unseen discrete data.

The wealth of information that resides in unstructured EHR documentation and its potential to positively impact care delivery is not lost on the health care industry. For years, the opportunities available through natural language processing (NLP) to uncover the treasure within free text—currently comprising 80% of clinical documentation—have been the discussion of much industry fodder.

NLP turns unstructured documentation into shareable data that can be analyzed and acted upon. A recent Chilmark Research report, “Natural Language Processing: Unlocking the Potential of a Digital Healthcare Era,” examined the current state of the industry as it pertains… View Full Article Here

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