USE CASES

USE CASES

Implementing NLP Technology in the Real World


Data Excellence...Operational Optimization...Scalable Savings

Quality of Care Metrics

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Working with a large hospital within the Texas Medical Center Melax developed a NLP tool to detect and report VTE (Venous thromboembolism) cases as a quality measure. Correctly identifying 98% of patients ultimately diagnosed with the condition, our results are considered excellent NLP performance within the industry. The hospital was able to reduce reviewer workload from 2.0 FTE (full-time equivalent) to 0.4 FTE.

The results are achievable across similar readmission circumstances, such as fall risk, infection, polypharmaceutical interactions and more.

Using NLP to review discharge notes for potential irregularities is a prime example of how any hospital can improve results, for their bottom line and their patients' health.

Quality of Care Metrics

Client Commentary

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Working with a large hospital within the Texas Medical Center Melax developed a NLP tool to detect and report VTE (Venous thromboembolism) cases as a quality measure. Correctly identifying 98% of patients ultimately diagnosed with the condition, our results are considered excellent NLP performance within the industry. The hospital was able to reduce reviewer workload from 2.0 FTE (full-time equivalent) to 0.4 FTE.

The results are achievable across similar readmission circumstances, such as fall risk, infection, polypharmaceutical interactions and more.

Using NLP to review discharge notes for potential irregularities is a prime example of how any hospital can improve results, for their bottom line and their patients' health.

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We needed NLP functionality at our company and did not have the in-house expertise to accomplish it. We chose Melax Technologies CLAMP system to jumpstart our efforts. Ours was not a typical medical NLP application and the Melax team provided terrific support in getting us going and customizing the NLP pipeline to meet our needs. They also provided a framework for deploying the pipeline as a web service. I have always found them responsive and great to work with. We really appreciate their expertise and their can-do attitude which have allowed us to succeed in incorporating NLP into our product.

Roy Robinson, VP Technology and Informatics
VisualDx

Clinical Note Extraction, Transformation and Reliability in Record Time

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Healthcare professionals don’t think of their patients in terms of codes. And patients’ charts and medical records reflect that. For our client, taking unstructured data (i.e., clinical notes) and extracting relevant information for structured (codified) data was the basis to understand that patient’s health risk relative to a standard of care or to a cohort.

Data technicians need a system that enables the import of notes of all types, while still maintaining dependable NLP performance. After a year of working with another open-source NLP product, our client still had not attained the level of accuracy they required.

In two weeks’ time, Melax Technologies’ CLAMP tool and team got our client to the level of accuracy and timeliness to move forward.

Clinical Note Extraction, Transformation and Reliability in Record Time

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Healthcare professionals don’t think of their patients in terms of codes. And patients’ charts and medical records reflect that. For our client, taking unstructured data (i.e., clinical notes) and extracting relevant information for structured (codified) data was the basis to understand that patient’s health risk relative to a standard of care or to a cohort.

Data technicians need a system that enables the import of notes of all types, while still maintaining dependable NLP performance. After a year of working with another open-source NLP product, our client still had not attained the level of accuracy they required.

In two weeks’ time, Melax Technologies’ CLAMP tool and team got our client to the level of accuracy and timeliness to move forward.

NLP for Coding Accuracy and Cost Savings

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Melax’s CLAMP toolkit was applied to a Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) problem at a major academic cancer center to facilitate transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding. 

It's estimated that more than half the cost of insurance and billing at a medical facility is related to record keeping and management. Improving coding accuracy and billing can lead to fewer payment denials and time spent on appeals and audits.

The Melax CLAMP tool was able to extract and highlight medical concepts in clinical notes, and mapped them to the best-matched ICD-10 code. With the help of the Melax CLAMP system, the medical center attained a one-third (1/3) reduction in medical coders’ workload.

NLP for Coding Accuracy and Cost Savings

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Melax’s CLAMP toolkit was applied to a Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) problem at a major academic cancer center to facilitate transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding. 

It's estimated that more than half the cost of insurance and billing at a medical facility is related to record keeping and management. Improving coding accuracy and billing can lead to fewer payment denials and time spent on appeals and audits.

The Melax CLAMP tool was able to extract and highlight medical concepts in clinical notes, and mapped them to the best-matched ICD-10 code. With the help of the Melax CLAMP system, the medical center attained a one-third (1/3) reduction in medical coders’ workload.

Client Commentary

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We needed NLP functionality at our company and did not have the in-house expertise to accomplish it. We chose Melax Technologies CLAMP system to jumpstart our efforts. Ours was not a typical medical NLP application and the Melax team provided terrific support in getting us going and customizing the NLP pipeline to meet our needs. They also provided a framework for deploying the pipeline as a web service. I have always found them responsive and great to work with. We really appreciate their expertise and their can-do attitude which have allowed us to succeed in incorporating NLP into our product.

Roy Robinson, VP Technology and Informatics
VisualDx
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