Realizing the full potential of electronic health records: the role of natural language processing

@article{OhnoMachado2011RealizingTF,
  title={Realizing the full potential of electronic health records: the role of natural language processing},
  author={Lucila Ohno-Machado},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={539}
}
Meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) for patient care or for research requires data to be comparable. Many portions of EHRs continue to be unstructured, presenting significant challenges for biomedical informatics. This issue of the journal displays several solutions to this problem that are based on natural language processing (NLP) techniques. A high-level review by Nadkarni (see page 544) is intended to introduce the main components of NLP for the novice, and to briefly… CONTINUE READING

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