Workshop: “Extracting evidence from clinical free text: opportunities and challenges” (April 25 2017)

As part of the Informatics for Health 2017 conference, we have organise quite a successful workshop with around 70 attendees to discuss the opportunities and challenges in clinical free text analytics. The workshop started with four short presentations that introduced examples of previous/current projects, followed by discussions in smaller groups. The groups then feedback on key opportunities and challenges in clinical text analytics, focusing on technical, ethical and legal barriers and unmet needs, aligning those with other efforts in healthcare sciences. The workshop also discussed the state of clinical text analytics across the world.

  • Introduction
  • Goran Nenadic; University of Manchester, Health e-Research Centre, Farr Institute
  • Robert Stewart; King’s College London
  • Johannes Starlinger; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Sumithra Velupillai; KTH, Stockholm and King’s College, London

 

Tutorial on “Healthcare Text Analytics – Analysing Free-Text Health Data” (April 22 2017)

A group of 20 clinicians, NLP researchers and epidemiologists attended the tutorial, organised as a pre-conference event for the Informatics for Health 2017 conference in Manchester. It explained the main steps in text mining and discussed challenges and opportunities for healthcare text analytics.

Slides:

Contact: G. Nenadic or G. Demetriou (University of Manchester)

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Ready to start – Healtex tutorial at the Informatics for Health 2017

 

Veterinary text Mining workshop (25TH NOVEMBER 2016)

The workshop focused on the state-of-the-art in veterinary text mining. It was co-organised by the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine @ Nottingham, SAVSNET and Healtex.

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Launch of Healtex (14th November 2016)

The UK healthcare text analytics network (Healtex) was launched on November 14th by an event that was held in the Manchester Museum of Science and Technology. The event was attended by over 60 participants from a number of universities, NHS trusts, industry, regulators and funders.

The press release is available here.

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Unmet needs and challenges in clinical text analytics
(15TH NOVEMBER 2016)

The UK healthcare text analytics network (Healtex) organised a workshop on unmet needs challenges and unmet needs in clinical text analytics. The event was organised in Farr@HeRC and was attended by over 40 participants from a number of universities, NHS trusts, industry, regulators and funders.

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