Article | July 5, 2017

Faster Study Start-Up: How NLP Is A Game Changer In Clinical Research

Source: 4G Clinical

By Cedric Druck, Head of Engineering, 4G Clinical

Faster Study Start-Up: How NLP Is A Game Changer In Clinical Research

The concept of NLP is not new, it actually has been around since the 1950s with Alan Turing’s publication of “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” which proposed what is now called the Turing test as a criterion of intelligence. We see the healthcare industry, namely hospitals, adopt NLP technology to improve the accuracy of electronic healthcare records (EHRs). What we haven’t seen, until now, is its application to clinical research to accelerate study start-up.