1. Repurposing the clinical record: can an existing natural language processing system de-identify clinical notes?

    Related Articles Repurposing the clinical record: can an existing natural language processing system de-identify clinical notes? J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008 Oct 24; Authors: Morrison FP, Li L, Lai AM, Hripcsak G Electronic clinical documentation can be useful for activities such as public health surveillance, quality improvement, and research, but existing methods of de-identification may not provide sufficient protection of patient data. MedLEE, a general-purpose natural language processor, retains medical concepts while excluding the remaining text, so, in addition to processing text into structured data, it may be able provide a secondary benefit of de-identification. Without modifying the system ...
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