BayScribe Selects Health Fidelity's Natural Language Processing (NLP) Platform to Drive the Application of Unstructured Clinical

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Fidelity, Inc., provider of a breakthrough natural language processing (NLP) platform for healthcare, has signed a multi-year agreement to power BayScribe's Semantic Interoperability solution – v6si.

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BayScribe provides solutions for converting clinical narrative, whether spoken or written, into structured codified clinical data.  Using Health Fidelity's NLP platform, BayScribe v6si solutions will accelerate the utilization of unstructured clinical data, fully integrating and codifying electronic medical record (EMR) content and thus advancing Health Information Exchange via semantic interoperability.  An example is BayScribe's collaboration with Verizon Connected Healthcare. 

Using sophisticated semantic technologies, unstructured clinical data is codified through the Health Fidelity NLP platform.  This massively increases the useable data available from EMRs, as well as, a wide array of other clinical applications.  As much as 80 percent of medical information stored by healthcare organizations is unstructured and therefore unusable for extraction, analysis, automation and exchange.  Powered by Health Fidelity's NLP platform, BayScribe's Semantic Interoperability solution can harness the hidden value of narrative content to leapfrog the current generation of HIT applications. 

"Collaborative care got a booster shot today," said Steve Bonney, the VP of Business Development & Strategy at BayScribe.  "Not incorporating unstructured notes means there's a massive gap in the ability to effectively deliver collaborative and accountable care.  We fill this void."

The Health Fidelity NLP platform incorporates MedLEE, the most accurate, reliable and extensively validated clinical NLP engine.  "More and more healthcare organizations are harnessing their unstructured clinical data and addressing the challenges of interoperability. Our role is to provide our solution partners with the most accurate NLP platform to power both their current and expanded offerings.  In this manner, Health Fidelity is in a unique position to support the industry's focus on longitudinal and collaborative care," said Dan Riskin, M.D., CEO of Health Fidelity.  "We are excited that BayScribe's Semantic Interoperability solution will be powered by Health Fidelity and become an integral part of the Verizon Connected Healthcare offering."

About BayScribe

Established in 1999, BayScribe provides Clinical Documentation Solutions – Dictation, Digital Ink, Speech Recognition, Transcription, Structured/Encoded Data extraction & Document Distribution – for anywhere, anytime access of Clinical Information with unparalleled performance and reliability.  Every month, more than one hundred thousand clinicians in over 400 healthcare facilities rely on the BayScribe platform.

For more information visit the company website at: BayScribe, Inc. 10800 Sikes Place, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC, 28277, 704-847-0501, [email protected].

About Health Fidelity

Health Fidelity, Inc. offers a clinical natural language processing (NLP) platform that enables HIT solution providers and healthcare organizations (Providers, Payers, Pharmaceutical Companies and Government) to effectively make use of unstructured clinical data, a valuable asset they already own or access. The company works with solutions partners to provide end-user applications built on the robust clinical data extracted and rendered useable by the powerful Health Fidelity platform. As a result, end-users can make better medical decisions, monitor and improve the quality of care, and enable R&D thus accelerating the evolution of healthcare.

For more information visit the company website at:

Media Contact for Health Fidelity
Christopher Capot
KNB Communications
(203) 379-8019, [email protected]

SOURCE Health Fidelity, Inc.