How to Use Text Analytics in Healthcare to Improve Outcomes—Why You Need More than NLP (Article)

“Eighty percent of clinical data is locked away in unstructured physician notes that can’t be read by an EHR and so can’t be accessed by advanced decision support and quality improvement applications,” according to Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, President and CEO of Regenstrief Institute. Unfortunately, more than 95 percent of health systems can’t utilise this valuable clinical data because the analytics needed to access it is difficult, expensive, and requires an advanced technical skillset and infrastructure.