Webinar: Introduction to NLP for Healthcare

May 14, 2020
Venue: Online Webinar

When: Thursday 14th May 2020

Time: 12:00pm EDT; 9:00am PDT; 5:00pm BST; 6:00pm CEST.

Duration: 60 minutes.


In the Healthcare industry, clinicians and researchers need to base decisions on the best possible view of their patients data. As 80% of healthcare data is trapped within unstructured sources (i.e. nurse notes, HL-7 messages, clinical reports (radiology, pathology, etc.), rapid effective access to the knowledge buried in such documents is essential to both do no harm and maximize patient benefits. This webinar demonstrates Artificial Intelligence-Natural Language Processing (AI-NLP) and advanced clinical analytics.  We will also show how NLP can enhance advanced machine learning models. Use cases span from precision medicine/ clinical research to clinical operations.

What will you learn?

During the webinar we will review how NLP can reduce manual effort and provide support across multiple areas in Healthcare including:

  • Precision Medicine (i.e. Phenotype Extraction)
  • Clinical Research (i.e. Cancer)
  • Patient Safety and Quality (i.e. Radiology report safety nets)
  • Clinical Care (i.e. CHF/COPD)


Liz Marshall, MD, Director Clinical Analytics, Linguamatics

Dr. Marshall is committed to utilizing technology to promote better health. She is especially interested in utilizing Artificial Intelligence solutions such as Natural Language Processing (NLP) to promote enhanced patient care and medical research. Early in her career, she served in the United States Air Force, where her role in computer operations and logistics was in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the military’s response to the 9-11 Attacks. After her military career, she became a research physician in the area of mental health and dedicated her time to the development of informatic solutions to improve clinical treatment of Military Veterans.  Her work as a Clinical Research Health Scientist at the Veterans Administration in Charleston, SC resulted in substantial gains in the treatment of suicidality and PTSD. She was awarded the 2013 Research Training Institute Scholar Award from the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S). Marshall also developed a highly effective e-learning training program for helping clinicians identify and treat suicidal patients, that was requested for federal-wide adoption by the Department of Defense. Marshall has reviewed and abstracted relevant physical and mental information from EHR’s over 1,000 patients and 300 clinicians. Prior to joining Linguamatics, Marshall completed her fellowship training in informatics at the Medical University of South Carolina. There she earned Epic Research Clinical Certification and worked building informatic solutions for healthcare utilizing Linguamatics, Epic, and Telehealth.