Posts Tagged ‘health informatics’

UPMC Doctor Pushing the Possibilities of NLP in Health Care


Rajiv Leventhal of Healthcare Informatics reports, “The goal of clinical decision support (CDS) is to aid decision making of healthcare providers by providing easily accessible health-related information at the point and time it is needed. As such, natural language processing (NLP) technology is instrumental in using free-text information to drive CDS. In 2011, the Burlington, Mass.-based voice recognition technology company Nuance and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) signed a 10-year joint development agreement to create speech and clinical language understanding -enabled technologies.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: 3M


3M is looking for an HIS Medical Informatics and Knowledge Representation Specialist in Silver Spring, MD. Responsibilities of this position include: “Applied research and engineering position, responsible for R&D in Medical informatics / Knowledge Representation / Ontologies / Clinical Text Processing. Research, develop, and implement clinical informatics KR, and NLP techniques to enhance 3M’s clinical natural language processing platform. Facilitate, through these development and implementation efforts, the integration, use, and enhancement of clinical informatics resources, such as UMLS and the 3M HIS Healthcare Data Dictionary in the clinical natural language processing platform. Ensure 3M HIS’s medical informatics and knowledge representation capabilities are current with the state-of-the-art.” Read more

Working On Taking “RDF as the Universal Healthcare Exchange Language” from Proposal to Policy at SemTechBiz

The final session I attended at this week’s Semantic Technology and Business Conference in San Francisco was on a topic with perhaps the biggest potential impact of any topic covered this week. The panel was called RDF as a Universal Healthcare Exchange Language, and it offered the attendees of SemTechBiz a glimpse into what occurred at an invitation-only workshop earlier in the week on the same topic.

The impressive group of panelists consisted of David Booth, Senior Software Architect of KnowMED (the company that won the Start-Up Competition earlier this week); Stanley Huff, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Intermountain Healthcare; Emory Fry, Founder of Cognitive Medical Systems; Conor Dowling, CTO of Caregraf; and Josh Mandel, Research Faculty for the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program at Harvard-MIT. The panelists prefaced their discussion quite elegantly in their description of the session:

“Healthcare information resides and continues to rapidly grow in a bewildering variety of vocabularies, formats and systems in thousands of organizations. This makes the exchange and integration of healthcare information exceedingly difficult. It inhibits access to complete and accurate patient data, undermines the key advantage of having patient data in electronic form, and drives up the already high cost of healthcare. Read more

Liaison Healthcare Launches Healthcare Terminology Manager and Translator

Wed May 22, 2013 9:00am EDT – Liaison Healthcare, a global provider of secure cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions, announced today the launch of its Healthcare Terminology Manager (HTM) and Healthcare Terminology Translator (HTT) as a part of the organization’s cloud-based Healthcare Information as a Service solutions suite. The new products provide health systems with a framework and translation support for managing different industry-standard controlled medical vocabularies, facilitating a seamless process for data exchange across the continuum of care. Read more

IO Informatics Partners with PROOF Centre

The Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre) has partnered with IO Informatics “to develop new tools for clinicians to address chronic heart, lung and kidney disease. The collaboration brings together the PROOF Centre’s award-winning science and IO Informatics’ leading software and semantic integration services to create a web-based software application for clinicians to use on hand-held devices or other technology. The application will be used with the PROOF Centre-developed blood tests in chronic disease and transplantation.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Merck

Merck is looking for a Health Informatics Data Scientist in Boston, MA. The post states, “The Informatics department develops supports and enables the application of informatics across Merck, in partnership with quantitative organizations throughout the company. Our world-class team is currently seeking outstanding candidates to join to join our global team of diverse informatics professionals, spanning engineering, modeling and simulation, knowledge management, biomedical and health informatics, computational biology and translational informatics. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues to make a difference to patient healthcare.” Read more