Health Fidelity Receives Grant from National Institutes of Health to Support Intuitive and Enhanced Clinical Documentation Goal is to capture more meaningful information and address national mandates through an intuitive, reliable and efficient experience

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Fidelity, a healthcare big data company and technology leader in clinical natural language processing (NLP), has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support point-of-care documentation improvement.  This work contributes to national initiatives to enhance and improve care, including meaningful use, accountable care, and ICD-10 conversion.

The grant was awarded to improve information capture when the physician is seeing the patient.  By capturing more robust information in a machine consumable format, physician documentation will be faster and easier and the information captured will be capable of empowering hospital quality improvement programs.  As a result, patients can enjoy a safer healthcare environment, and quality processes will have reliable data to prevent errors and highlight areas for improvement.

"Real-time documentation advancement is critical to improving care and meeting national mandates," explained Dan Riskin, M.D., CEO and co-founder of Health Fidelity.  "We are grateful to the NIH for their support and recognition of our ongoing efforts to leverage language understanding to address national healthcare initiatives and goals."

NIH awarded the grant based on the strong team and innovative approaches of Health Fidelity, whose REVEAL technology is able to understand medical narratives in their most complex and specialized forms.  The technology can break out critical content to make it available in an automated fashion and machine consumable format to enhance clinical quality, improve hospital efficiency, and support more consistent care. 

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit http://www.nih.gov.

About Health Fidelity

Health Fidelity, Inc., based in Menlo Park, Calif., is a healthcare big data company providing industry leading cloud-based healthcare natural language processing (NLP) and unstructured data management solutions.  Leveraging the longest standing clinical NLP technology with the most peer-reviewed literature and scientific citations, the company's REVEAL product is the world's most accurate, reliable and studied NLP technology in healthcare.  It enables application developers and healthcare organizations to utilize vast amounts of unstructured clinical data to improve quality and efficiency of the care delivery process.  Health Fidelity draws on its deep domain knowledge and understanding of medical language to unlock actionable information from this unstructured data.

For more information about Health Fidelity and its solution partner program, visit www.healthfidelity.com.  For more information about REVEAL, please contact Health Fidelity at partnerships@healthfidelity.com.

Health Fidelity and REVEAL are trademarks of Health Fidelity, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

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