Search for Healthcare Professionals
Today, with the changes in the healthcare profession, the government mandates and privacy issues, healthcare professionals and providers need all the help they can get. Enter healthcare search.
Although it seems simple, healthcare search can improve the quality of care to patients and help providers view, at a glance, the details associated with an individual, and easily perform analytics on trends and risk.
Despite high-quality healthcare, if relevant information can’t be found, it can’t be used. And if it isn’t used, the results can be harmful, if not dangerous.
For healthcare professionals, there are many ways that healthcare search can help. Typically, search must be iterated across diverse repositories. When lacking a unified view, multiple queries must be made to retrieve the information that is required. This leads to too many results, scattered across repositories.
Here are some examples of what healthcare professionals may be looking for:
- Relevant information about a specific patient
- Access to unstructured content in notes and text fields, for analysis or review
- Images and test results associated with a specific patient
- Potential treatments, drugs, and costs
- The most recently published and relevant research information, both internal and external
- Input from doctors, co-workers, and researchers on a patient’s condition
- All information pertinent to an insurance claim
- A way to analyze and visualize neutralized data, or to harness artificial intelligence to predict outcomes of scenarios, from one or more third-party, or custom, applications
Ideally, data from all applications that healthcare professionals are authorized to use should be available via a single interface. Using natural language processing, and automatic extraction of concepts, subjects, and related information, search can be dramatically improved.
Similar and related content will be identified, even if the words that form the search criteria are not found. Vocabulary normalization will occur, which is the ability to generate similar terms. For example, the word stroke would also be associated with cerebrovascular accident, cerebral occlusion, cerebral infarction, or apoplexy.
It is these elements that enable improved productivity, decision making, and insight to be achieved.
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