Monday, August 22, 2011

Speech recognition in health care analytics

An interesting article in Information Week discusses the use of natural language processing to crunch electronic medical data. In a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Nuance Communications, the use of an app will help doctors add information to their electronic medical record software and make it possible to crunch data to influence clinical decision- making.

Wouldn't it be interesting if a tool like this could be utilized in philanthropy to help program officers be more effective in recording notes during their site visits? If the tool can help influence clinical decision-making, might there also be an opportunity to re-purpose it to improve grantmaking?

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