Health Navigator Natural Language Processing engine now available on Epic App Orchard
Easy access to Health Navigator NLP helps users identify and prioritize patient chief complaints.
La Grange, IL (May 21, 2018) – Health Navigator, a company that delivers evidence-based clinical content for digital health, telemedicine and eHealth, announced today that its Natural Language Processing (NLP) application is available in the Epic App Orchard.
Health systems and digital health applications can take advantage of Health Navigator’s NLP engine and simplify the patient intake process by identifying and prioritizing chief complaints.
“Health Navigator works to improve the digital health experience through integrated clinical content that simplifies and streamlines the care process,” said Eric McLean, director of information technology, Health Navigator. “Our NLP helps facilitate the first step of any medical encounter, which increases workflow efficiencies. Doing this well is important for patient safety and quality care. Being a part of the App Orchard extends our reach and builds awareness for our clinical content capabilities.”
Health Navigator’s NLP application is currently available through the App Orchard, while customers must license the engine directly through Health Navigator. The integration allows Epic customers to embed the NLP application into Hyperspace or use the NLP engine as a standalone web application. After they license Health Navigator’s NLP content, customers can record patient chief complaints and reason for visit information, and prioritize patients based on their symptoms.
The Health Navigator NLP engine is designed to function and act much like a live physician or nurse would during a clinic visit. The technology takes the actual words people use to describe symptoms and converts them into meaningful medical information that can be used by digital health applications and telemedicine companies.
About Health Navigator
Based in La Grange, IL, Health Navigator is a privately-owned health information company. The Health Navigator platform is a comprehensive clinical vocabulary and decision-support system designed to support e-Health and telemedicine encounters from the presenting chief complaint to the final diagnosis. The platform includes a broad range of tools to capture the chief complaint through Natural Language Processing, present a documentation checklist to consumers and healthcare providers, generate a list of possible causes, and make care recommendations. These tools can be used to develop health bots, symptom checkers, and telehealth or digital
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