We are delighted to invite you to the second UK healthcare text analytics conference – HealTAC 2019. 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 2019 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. Hongfang Liu, Mayo Clinic and Prof. Stephane Meystre, Medical University of South Carolina), research papers, discussion panels, an industry forum, software demos, a PhD forum 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”: Averbis Text Anaytics and DeepCongito, as well as the Data Innovation Research Institute at Cardiff University and the Connected Health Cities.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Cardiff in April!