HealTAC-2018: Unlocking Evidence Contained in Healthcare Free-text
We are delighted to welcome you to the first UK healthcare text analytics conference. Healthcare narrative (such as clinical notes, discharge letters, nurse handover notes, imaging reports, patients posts on social media or feedback comments, etc.) has been used as a key communication stream that contains the majority of actionable and contextualised data, but which – despite being increasingly available in a digital form – is not routinely analysed, and is rarely integrated with other healthcare data on a large-scale.
HealTAC 2018 will bring the academic, clinical, industrial and patient communities together to discuss the current state of the art in processing healthcare free text and share experience, results and challenges. The programme will include keynote talks (Prof Wendy Chapman, University of Utah and Prof Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI-CNRS), research papers, discussion panels, software demos and poster sessions.
The conference’s main sponsor is EPSRC via the Healtex network (EPSRC’s NetworkPlus programme for Healthcare Technologies Grand Challenges). It is also supported by our “rising stars”: SciBite, Linguamatics, DeepCongito and IMO Intelligent Medical Objects.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Manchester in April!