Natural Language Processing technology can take transcribed text, structure it into computable data, and apply SNOMED CT and other terminologies or codes for richer data abstraction and analysis.

During an educational session at the American Health Information Management Association annual convention, Oct. 1-6 in Salt Lake City, two NLP experts will walk through the technology and its potential. They'll cover tagging and preparing data for electronic health records meaningful use reporting, identifying caps in ICD-10 coding, and tools needed for data mining, among other issues. "We want the audience to walk away understanding how NLP works," says Dee Lang, vice president of product management and strategy at Precyse Solutions, Wayne, Pa.

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