Healthcare reform globally is mandating
increased adoption of information technology in the
Healthcare industry as a mechanism to remove waste,
increase patient safety, improve care collaboration,
and adopt evidence based practices – all while
reducing cost of care. However, more than 80% of valuable
healthcare data lies as unstructured content –
as text or as images of documents.
For a healthcare organization planning to meet reform
mandates, they need to move away from unstructured textual
data to structured electronic data and meaningfully
use such data to drive informed decision making –
whether for patient care or for running their business.
There are significant challenges in processing unstructured
data such as: