KConnect for healthcare providers

KConnect – A new way to search medical information

KConnect offers a new intelligent search service that can empower care providers to find (and consume) more quickly and easily, the relevant information they need to excel in their daily work.

A wider range of information, with less clicks

It is possible for KConnect services to provide clinicians with a wide range of medical information sources all from one access point. e.g. electronic health care records (EHRs), published medical literature etc. This potentially means that clinicians no longer have to contend with information silos or numerous access points, passwords and interfaces. We simply have to be able to access and/or index an information source. This means that relevant information becomes more findable and new services or ways of consuming information can be created despite any vendor lock-in.

Clinicians can answer their own questions more effectively, meaning better patient care

Having information accessible in one system means that clinicians can potentially find information about patients and immediately carry out further search queries based on new or existing patient criteria e.g. to find the latest clinical trials, treatment guidelines or research articles. This not only saves the clinician time, but gives them the latest and best possible information in order to make informed decisions, leading to better quality patient care and safety.

Semantic (read Intelligent) Search for more relevant results

KConnect services allow for the better understanding of and matching between user queries and targeted medical information, giving rise to more relevant results.
The improved 'machine reading' of medical texts is made possible by using the latest techniques in Natural Language Processing/Text Analysis (e.g. Natural Entity Recognition, Part of Speech tagging etc.) and the automatic preparation of medical texts before a user gets to make a search query. This includes automatic classification and 'tagging' (semantic annotation) that references the concepts plus their relationships with other related concepts from a medical Knowledge Base. This same Knowledge Base is then used to identify concepts (related concepts and their relationships) when a user constructs a query, thus reducing query ambiguity and improving query context.

This intelligence of the search service provides quality of the search performance. It ensures the care provider can always have the right knowledge about best practices and treatments. The result is a healthier community and the very best in patient outcomes.

Native language search over multilingual resources

KConnect allows the user to search resources in their mother tongue and get back results in English for any foreign medical texts. This again increases the scope of medical knowledge potentially available. It is achieved through KConnect's accurate language mapping of key medical concepts and highly developed automatic machine translation.

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