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Medical Domain Search Ranking

Abstract

With the exponential growth of data stored in electronic health records (EHRs), it is imperative to identify effective means to help clinicians as well as administrators and researchers make full use of them. Recent research advances in natural language processing (NLP) have provided improved capabilities for automatically extracting concepts from narrative clinical documents. However, until these NLP-based tools become widely available and versatile enough to handle vaguely defined information retrieval needs of EHR users, a convenient and cost-effective solution continues to be in great demand. In this chapter, we introduce the concept of medical information retrieval, which provides medical professionals ...

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