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Language, Structure, and Reuse in the Electronic Health Record

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Title
Language, Structure, and Reuse in the Electronic Health Record
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AMA Journal of Ethics, March 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.3.stas1-1703
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Abstract

Medical language is at the heart of the electronic health record (EHR), with up to 70 percent of the information in that record being recorded in the natural language, free-text portion. In moving from paper medical records to EHRs, we have opened up opportunities for the reuse of this clinical information through automated search and analysis. Natural language, however, is challenging for computational methods. This paper examines the tension between the nuanced, qualitative nature of medical language and the logical, structured nature of computation as well as the way in which these have interacted with each other through the medium of the EHR. The paper also examines the potential for the computational analysis of natural language to overcome this tension.

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Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 27%
Student > Master 3 20%
Librarian 2 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 3 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 40%
Computer Science 3 20%
Philosophy 1 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 7%
Engineering 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 20%