NLP-Enabled Solutions in Healthcare: A BSC Healthcare Technology Sector Report

May 1st, 2018 | Insights

Advances in Natural Language Processing (“NLP”) offer hope of overcoming one of the primary roadblocks to making healthcare data actionable – the wealth of information tied up in doctors’ handwritten notes, scanned documents and other non-digital images. Current estimates are that only 20% of digital healthcare data is “structured” – i.e., not in a free text format characterized by the diverse use of phrases and grammatical structures. Our Bailey Southwell & Co. sector report on this emerging field in healthcare focuses on potential applications of NLP and key players in the sector.

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