Natural Language Processing

Using NLP to Improve Patient Portal Use, Patient Health Literacy

February 20, 2018 - Natural language processing (NLP) is a viable solution for patient portal use, a process that is often limited by low patient health literacy. NLP needs to be employed judiciously, with considerations for suboptimal term linking and algorithmic pitfalls, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. NLP is an emerging strategy for supporting patient...

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Simpler Medical Language Key for Patient Portal Lab Result Notes

by Sara Heath

Systems to simplify medical language in patient portal lab result notes need an overhaul, concluded a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. These systems, known as natural language processing (NLP), can be effective...

How NLP Improves Patient Understanding of Patient Portal Notes

by Sara Heath

Natural language processing (NLP) has proven an effective strategy for translating clinical terms into lay-language, thus improving patient understanding of patient portal notes, according to research published in the Journal of Medical...


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