Data Analytics for Unstructured Clinical Case Notes

Clinical case notes are vital to delivering high-quality, coordinated patient care and optimising resources across the health economy. Yet case notes are unstructured and are often housed in incompatible record-keeping siloes, making the information unavailable for the sophisticated presentation and analysis that structured electronic medical record (EMR) systems can provide.

Advances in big data analytics show the potential to capture clinically and operationally relevant information from diverse sources of unstructured clinical case notes. This analysis, presented in easy-to-grasp, clinical decision-support portals, can support clinical and operational improve ments that may help:

  • Provide a more comprehensive longitudinal view of patients' lives and health, enabling clinicians and organisations to deliver more personalised, higher quality care
  • Offer system-wide opportunities to enhance operational efficiency, improve resource utilisation, and benefit the nation's health economy
  • Increase the satisfaction and safety of patients and clinicians

A collaborative proof-of-concept (POC) amongst the North East London National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust (NELFT), Intel Corporation, and Santana Big Data Analytics (Santana BDA) Ltd has demonstrated a practical, affordable approach to extracting relevant information from large volumes of clinical case notes. This paper describes the POC and suggests next steps for healthcare systems that want to use next-generation data analytics to improve healthcare.

Download: Data Analytics for Unstructured Clinical Case Notes (.pdf, 706 KB).

Download from eHealthNews.eu: Data Analytics for Unstructured Clinical Case Notes (.pdf, 706 KB).

Most Popular Now

Open Call HORIZON-HLTH-2021-TOOL-06-03: …

This topic aims at supporting activities that are enabling or contributing to one or several expected impacts of destination 5 "Unlocking the full potential of new tools, technologies and digital...

CSAM Acquires Optima - Further Boosts eH…

CSAM Health Group AS ("CSAM"), the leading provider of niche eHealth solutions in the Nordics, today announced it has signed a deal to acquire eHealth player Optima Corporation Ltd from...

Novartis and Hewlett Packard Enterprise …

Novartis and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)announced a collaboration that aims to accelerate the use of data and digital technologies within Novartis efforts to reimagine global health and improve access to...

COVID-19 Origins Still a Mystery

Scientists using computer modelling to study SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic, have discovered the virus is most ideally adapted to infect human cells - rather than bat...

Using Artificial Intelligence to Overcom…

Depression is a worldwide problem, with serious consequences for individual health and the economy, and rapid and effective screening tools are thus urgently needed to counteract its increasing prevalence. Now...

Deep Machine Learning Completes Informat…

The Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology laboratory, led by ICREA Researcher Dr. Patrick Aloy, has completed the bioactivity information for a million molecules using deep machine-learning computational models. It has...

EU Digital COVID Certificate Enters into…

The EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation enters into application. This means that EU citizens and residents will now be able to have their Digital COVID Certificates issued and verified across...

Philips and the Spanish National Center …

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, has participated in an important research project to develop a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging technique [1,2] that could...

Scottish Health and Care Professionals G…

Scottish health and care professionals across a wide range of clinical settings including NHS Scotland health boards are being given access to an individual's COVID-19 vaccine status through the Orion...

Ethics and Governance of Artificial Inte…

Artificial Intelligence (AI) refers to the ability of algorithms encoded in technology to learn from data so that they can perform automated tasks without every step in the process having...

It's Going to be Quite a Handover…

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has been abruptly replaced by Sajid Javid. The Highland Marketing advisory board consider the huge agenda he is now facing, and what it...

Philips Accelerates Stroke Diagnosis and…

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, announced a strategic partnership agreement with NICO.LAB, a MedTech stroke care company. Together with the recently expanded stroke...