Clinical NLP

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11/30/2020 Senior Software Engineer - Telecommute - UnitedHealth Group - San Diego, CA insurancejobs.com ... life's best work.(sm) Primary responsibilities include the enhancement of existing company NLP technologies and extension of those systems in new cloud-based applications. Emphasis is on incorporation of machine/deep learning techniques in clinical NLP solutions deployed at scale in production environments. Work will involve all aspects of software design and development from system requirements definition to implementation, integration and testing. Work will involve all aspects of software design ...
11/23/2020 McGill University, Facebook & Mila Release 14M Article NLP Pretraining Dataset for Medical Abbreviation Disambiguation syncedreview.com In EMNLP 2020, a Montreal-based research team introduced a large medical text dataset designed to boost abbreviation disambiguation in the medical domain. Comments 2In an EMNLP 2020 Clinical NLP workshop last week, a Montreal-based research team introduced a large medical text dataset designed to boost abbreviation disambiguation in the medical domain.Nowhere is correct terminology more critical than in medicine and health care, where text mining and natural ...
9/21/2020 The 2020 NLP Industry Survey Finds Increasing Enterprise Investment in Natural Language Processing, Despite Pandemic-Impacted IT Budgets PRWeb ... of the Year award. John Snow Labs is the developer of Spark NLP - the world’s most widely used NLP library in the enterprise - and is the world’s leading provider of state-of-the-art clinical NLP software, powering some of the world’s largest healthcare & pharma companies. John Snow Labs is a global team of specialists, of which 33% hold a Ph.D. or M.D. and 75% hold at least a Master’s ...
7/23/2020 Melax Technologies, Inc. Announces Ability to Extract COVID-19 Data from Textual Documents PR Newswire ... helped clients develop NLP solutions for computer-assisted coding, predictive modeling, quality measurement, precision medicine, and more. The company's featured product, the CLAMP toolkit, was developed based on over ten years of award-winning clinical NLP innovations by Dr. Hua Xu's team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston . CLAMP is currently used by hundreds of health systems and HIT companies. The software is highly configurable as ...
3/31/2020 Clinical Text Data in Machine Learning: Systematic Review jmir.org ... NLP tools by leveraging large amounts of text data. Objective: The main aim of this study was to provide systematic evidence on the properties of text data used to train machine learning approaches to clinical NLP. We also investigated the types of NLP tasks that have been supported by machine learning and how they can be applied in clinical practice. Methods: Our methodology was based on the guidelines for performing ...
3/30/2020 Assessment of the impact of EHR heterogeneity for clinical research through a case study of silent brain infarction biomedcentral.com ... and to standardize the definition of phenotypes for large-scale studies of disease onset and treatment outcomes in routine clinical care [ 31 , 32 , 33 , 34 ], however, unstructured data still remains a challenge. In the clinical NLP community, efforts have been made to standardize corpus development including building and sharing annotated lexical resources, normalizing data elements, and developing an ontology-based web tool [ 13 , 35 , 36 , 37 ]. However, to the best ...
1/23/2020 Systematic Evaluation of Research Progress on Natural Language Processing in Medicine Over the Past 20 Years: Bibliometric Study on PubMed jmir.org ... these three categories, the relatedness among these keywords can be observed. For example, in the red category, patient (978 times), electronic health record (610 times), and electronic medical record (361 times) belong to the clinical NLP field; in the blue category, classifier (249 times), machine learning (215 times), support vector machine (164 times), and information extraction (150 times) belong to NLP research methods; and in the green category, language (449 ...
12/27/2019 Selected articles from the BioCreative/OHNLP challenge 2018 biomedcentral.com ... observed in the general NLP domain. Towards this goal, we organized the BioCreative/OHNLP Challenge 2018 workshop ( https://sites.google.com/view/ohnlp2018/home ) to promote community efforts on methodological advancements and data curation mechanisms in clinical NLP. The challenge consists of two independent clinical NLP tasks: 1) Family History Extraction; and 2) Clinical Semantic Textual Similarity. The top performing teams were invited to present their solutions during the BioCreative/OHNLP Challenge ...
12/5/2019 Applying a deep learning-based sequence labeling approach to detect attributes of medical concepts in clinical text biomedcentral.com ... all three medical concept-attribute detection tasks. Conclusions This study demonstrates the efficacy of our sequence labeling approach using Bi-LSTM-CRFs on the attribute detection task, indicating its potential to speed up practical clinical NLP applications. Background Clinical narratives are rich with patients’ clinical information such as disorders, medications, procedures and lab tests, which are critical for clinical and translational research using Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Clinical Natural Language ...
12/5/2019 Editorial: The second international workshop on health natural language processing (HealthNLP 2019) biomedcentral.com ... electronic health record (EHR) systems has made massive clinical narrative data available electronically. Natural language processing (NLP) technologies that can unlock information from narrative text have received great attention in the medical domain. Many clinical NLP methods and systems have been developed and showed promising results in various tasks. These methods and tools have also been successfully applied to facilitate clinical research, as well as to support healthcare applications. Recent ...
11/12/2019 Natural Language Processing Improves Care for Liver Failure Patients HealthIT Analytics ... transplants,” said study co-author and computational linguist Masoud Rouhizadeh, MSc, PhD, one of the NLP leads at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and co-founder of its Center for Clinical NLP . “It was like they were searching for words to make themselves understood.” After transplant surgery, the majority of patients returned to normal or near-normal language patterns, with more concise sentences and longer words ...
11/7/2019 Natural language processing helps evaluate electronic messages from ESLD patients news-medical.net ... transplants," says study co-author and computational linguist Masoud Rouhizadeh, M.Sc., Ph.D., one of the NLP leads at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and co-founder of its Center for Clinical NLP . "It was like they were searching for words to make themselves understood." Following transplant surgery, the majority of patients returned to normal or near-normal language patterns -- more concise sentences with longer words, including ...
8/15/2019 A Lightweight API-Based Approach for Building Flexible Clinical NLP Systems hindawi.com Natural language processing (NLP) has become essential for secondary use of clinical data. Over the last two decades, many clinical NLP systems were developed in both academia and industry. However, nearly all existing systems are restricted to specific clinical settings mainly because they were developed for and tested with specific datasets, and they often fail to scale up. Therefore, using existing NLP systems for one’s own clinical purposes requires substantial ...
4/25/2019 Looking for Clinical NLP dev (experience working with UMLS and its lexicon tools) freelancer.com Java Looking for Clinical NLP dev (experience working with UMLS and its lexicon tools) We are working on a clinical NLP project that uses the UMLS vocabulary and tools - and are looking to grow the solution beyond simple concept matching. The first core requirement is to utilize UMLS lexicon tools to improve the accuracy/sensitive of our extractions, but this project will be long term. We are ideally looking for ...