Fujitsu launches AI solution for EHR management

Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe has launched an AI technology that aims to enhance electronic health record (EHR) management.

The technology automates the process of unstructured medical notes, with the objective of saving time and improving accuracy. The company has been working closely with innovation partners within the healthcare sector including San Carlos Clinical Hospital in Madrid.

Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe’s chief executive officer Dr Adel Rouz said: “Our co-creation strategy with partners such as the San Carlos Clinical Hospital has provided us with an important insight into the challenges faced by the healthcare sector, particularly in terms of supporting clinical decision-making. We have succeeded in creating a number of important innovations that are already making a difference to medical professionals’ workflow. This latest advance is another step, helping to improve the accuracy of clinical data and automate its digitalisation for hospitals, medical insurance companies and government agencies. We believe that our technology has wider applications and can easily be adapted to solve similar challenges in other domains, such as insurance, legal and compliance.”

Its coding solution extracts the annotations in typically less than one minute, compared to 15 minutes required for manual clinical note annotation. It combines text mining technology with semantic knowledge and natural language processing (NLP) with deep learning in order to analyse medical notes and extract valuable data.

Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe works closely with innovation partners within the healthcare sector, including Madrid’s leading San Carlos Clinical Hospital.

Dr Julio Mayol, chief medical officer of San Carlos Clinical Hospital said: “We are constantly looking for new ways of improving clinical decision-making, and our work with Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe is helping us to realise important advances to improve efficiency. Most of the EHR systems available today do not fulfil the requirements of the doctor/patient relationship. In fact, the use of EHR has been directly associated to clinician burn-out, as demonstrated by a number of studies. With new technologies such as Fujitsu’s latest AI text mining technology, we can address these challenges directly, and achieve tangible improvements to the clinical decision-making process.”

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