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Natural-language processing technology boosts BI at Penn Medicine

The University of Pennsylvania Health System had a problem many organizations experience: a plethora of valuable data that its computers couldn’t analyze because the data was entered as free text and in other unstructured ways.

Searching for and analyzing unstructured data required prohibitively high amounts of time, said David Birtwell, director of informatics of Biobank at University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine). But its absence from research programs meant researchers couldn’t get as complete a picture of patients, medical conditions and treatment protocols as possible.

Source: searchcio.techtarget.com
Author: Mary K. Pratt

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