Health Fidelity Named Finalist at West Coast Health IT Innovation Exchange Summit

Clinical Natural Language Processing (NLP) innovator selected to showcase at event recognized by White House-backed Startup America initiative

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Fidelity, Inc., provider of a breakthrough natural language processing (NLP) platform for healthcare, has been selected to participate with major health systems as one of 10 Innovator Finalists at the West Coast BluePrint Health IT Innovation Exchange Summit.

The BluePrint Health IT Innovation Exchange Summit Series is aligned with the innovation programs and initiatives sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to achieve better healthcare, meaningful use of health IT, and health information exchange.  It has also been recognized by the White House and HHS as part of their Startup America initiative.

"As more and more healthcare organizations deal with unstructured 'big data' from their IT systems, they will need tools that can accurately transform that data into actionable information," said Dan Riskin, M.D., CEO of Health Fidelity.  "With our proven NLP engine and experience with mining unstructured healthcare data, we provide that application platform.  We're honored to be a part of the Innovation Exchange Summit and look forward to potential partnerships out of the event."

The West Coast BluePrint Health IT Innovation Exchange Summit will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nev., in the Palazzo Hotel.  Ten Innovator Finalists were selected to be showcased and matched with hospital participants.  For more information, see

Health Fidelity's platform allows healthcare enterprises to extract knowledge from the vast amount of clinical data, including narrative notes, which they collect.  As much as 80 percent of medical information stored by healthcare organizations is unstructured and therefore unusable for analytics.  Health Fidelity transforms the data into usable form.  Its platform is a robust, high quality platform in the cloud that is easy to use and quick to integrate with existing applications.

The Health Fidelity NLP platform incorporates MedLEE, the most accurate, reliable, and extensively validated clinical NLP engine.  In January 2012, Health Fidelity announced an exclusive license in healthcare to commercialize Columbia University's MedLEE technology, leaving the company poised to be a NLP market leader.  

About Health Fidelity
Health Fidelity, Inc. ( offers a clinical natural language processing (NLP) platform that enables medical practitioners and administrators to effectively make use of the wealth of currently unusable medical information they collect. The company works with solutions partners to provide end-user applications built on the robust clinical data our powerful platform extracts. As a result, end-users can make better medical decisions, monitor and improve the quality of care, and enable R&D that will bring us to the next frontier in healthcare.

For partnership inquiries, contact Lauryn Jones at [email protected].

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