Press release: Linguamatics recognized in inaugural KLAS report NLP 2016

June 20 2016

Linguamatics recognized in inaugural KLAS report NLP 2016

(Cambridge, UK and Boston, USA – June 20, 2016)  Linguamatics is pleased to be recognized in the first report on Natural Language Processing (NLP) by highly-respected, independent healthcare IT analysts KLAS.  The report, titled “Natural Language Processing – Glimpses into the future of unstructured data mining”, will be required reading for many healthcare professionals and serves as further evidence of the growing importance of NLP within the healthcare sector.

Linguamatics are highlighted as having KLAS-validated live use in the Research and Population Health category for at-risk patients and risk adjustment, in the Coding and Documentation category for patient summary and reconciliation, and validated sales consideration in the Research Cohort ID/Clinical Trials use case.

Relevant quotes concerning Linguamatics in the KLAS report include:

  • “Providers see Linguamatics as an emerging product that has potential for applications that offer real-time clinical decision support”
  • “One of the biggest problems in American healthcare right now is the hospital readmission rate…. We would like to be able to demonstrate the ability to determine a patient’s level of social support and functional status from free-text data by the end of this year. We are using the Linguamatics software for this project.”
  • “We are using it [Linguamatics] because it is easy to employ as a utility.”

 “Our own research amongst Chief Medical Information Officers (CMIOs) has highlighted that requirements from predictive risk models, population health and clinical research demand more detailed insights from patient data, much of which is hidden within unstructured data.  NLP is the key tool for unlocking this data, and the fact that a respected analyst such as KLAS has dedicated its resources and time to study the sector serves to reinforce this,” said Simon Beaulah, Senior Director, Healthcare at Linguamatics.