Notable successes include industry excellence awards, new product innovations, and strategic partnerships to extend application areas and solution benefits

Cambridge, England and Boston —Dec 12, 2018— In 2018, Linguamatics advanced its position as the market-leading provider of natural language processing (NLP) text analytics for healthcare and the life sciences, winning prestigious industry awards, introducing innovative product enhancements, and partnering with organizations to extend the value of Linguamatics solutions.

“Linguamatics has had an extraordinary year in terms of earning industry recognition, and advancing the use of our solutions and services across top-tier biomedical companies and health systems,” said Phil Hastings, Linguamatics chief business development officer. “At our Spring and Fall conferences we were inspired by our customers as they shared details on the many ways they are leveraging our AI solutions to extract actionable insights from unstructured text. We also heard new success stories from our latest industry partners who have selected Linguamatics to power automated solutions that unlock the rich knowledge assets within unstructured data.”

Some of Linguamatics’ most notable 2018 achievements include:

Four million people die from diabetes annually. Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company, has a mission to change that. Although it has a presence in 170 countries, is already helping 28 million patients, and supplies half of the world’s insulin, the company still faces an enormous challenge: novel drug approaches are needed, and drug development is a long, expensive process. The GLIA (Global Information & Analysis) team at Novo Nordisk aim to help by providing the best information possible to researchers and product teams.  

Using natural language processing (NLP) to extract information from real world data sources

The answers Novo Nordisk need are buried within a myriad of sources of unstructured real world data. These data sources include research papers, news reports, market information, patient use information, and more.

“Finding accurate information in an ever-growing ocean of information is becoming more important than ever,” explains Novo Nordisk senior information scientist Solmaz Gabery Adams.

Extensive research informs every step on the long path to delivering healthcare, from identifying needs and undertaking drug discovery to clinical trials and regulatory review before bringing new treatments to market. At every stage, Novo Nordisk researchers and managers must make crucial decisions, including which projects to advance and which projects to leave behind.

I am delighted to share that Linguamatics recently became an official AWS Technology Partner.  In recognition of this milestone, I wanted to provide some details about how AWS helps to underpin Linguamatics products, including:

  • I2E OnDemand, a powerful NLP text analytics cloud platform used by data scientists and informaticians at leading pharmaceutical and healthcare organizations around the globe
  • iScite, an award-winning Scientific Search cloud platform for end-user scientists and clinicians
  • Scalability and performance for semantic enrichment workflows

Rapid ROI and Reduced Cost of Ownership with Federated Text Mining in the Cloud

I2E OnDemand has been available for many years, providing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data mining for many of our customers - reducing their operating and capital expenditure costs, and providing instant, secure service for fast ROI.

In 2015, we migrated the platform to use AWS for the "gateway servers" that enable our Connected Data Technology to provide a unique federated text mining solution. Each customer organization has their own gateway servers; OnDemand plus customers can use these servers for managing their own content on I2E OnDemand. And with a range of different AWS  instances, Linguamatics can match customer requirements with the appropriate compute resource.

Linguamatics I2E recognized for its unique and dynamic approach to meeting specific user needs across the industry

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Nov 14, 2018 — Based on its recent analysis of the global natural language processing (NLP) in life sciences Artificial Intelligence (AI) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Linguamatics with the 2018 Global Product Leadership Award for its industry-leading I2E NLP text mining platform. This intelligent solution generates insights from a wide range of unstructured and semi-structured data, empowering clients to efficiently integrate AI into their operations.

"I2E's data-driven query development approach ensures reliable results even where there is no annotated training data available. It can obtain actionable results from unstructured data up to 1,000 times faster than the traditional keyword-based research," said Kamaljit Behera, industry analyst for Frost & Sullivan. "Linguamatics’ user-focused approach in product development differentiates its solutions from competitor products. For example, Linguamatics has also created a separate interface for less experienced users, allowing them to find and use optimized queries that have been previously created and published, thus making it easy for new users to access the platform’s power for their application areas. Furthermore, the platform employs intuitive reporting to present extracted information in a structured form."

We don’t know what we don’t know. 

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”

– Thomas A. Edison

Recently I had the honor to spend some time with some amazing people that are committed to quality in healthcare at the at 2018 HQI Conference in Huntington Beach- yes the sacrifices I must make- what an amazing venue! There, I learned that most of the attendants have been doing their reporting for quality via long hours of manual effort. I look at this in two ways…

1) I applaud such valiant efforts to achieve something worthwhile; and

2) are they unaware that technology can decrease their burden? These hard working professionals certainly cover the hard work and stick-to-itiveness. As for the third essential, this isn’t a case of a lack of common sense, it’s simply a case of…”we don’t know what we don’t know”.  

How do you ensure healthcare quality when the priority is quantity?

Data is everywhere. When it comes to data, what is one person’s garbage is another person’s treasure. It simply has to do with what question you have to ask. And when it comes to quality and reporting metrics it’s best to listen to the experts.  The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) exists to improve the quality of health care...they even say so on their web page.