Semantic Interoperability and NLP Capabilities Are Key to Serving the Rapidly Changing Healthcare Market With Superior Action-Analytics Speed, Precision, and Economics

Clinical Architecture, the leading innovator in healthcare terminology management technology, announced today that SPH Analytics (SPHA) has selected Clinical Architecture’s solutions to extend the capabilities of its next-generation healthcare analytics platform.

Clinical Architecture’s Symedical® platform addresses healthcare interoperability challenges specifically related to the management of clinical and administrative terminologies. Symedical’s focus on semantic data normalization enhances the efficacy of clinical information gathered from various sources, positioning SPHA with quality data that can be utilized today and into the future as standards evolve and information sources increase. SPHA will also use SIFT, Clinical Architecture’s free text semantic intelligence tool. Powered by a robust terminology infrastructure, SIFT identifies and targets terms, revealing complete, accurate, and actionable information often hidden in free text and turns it in to the structured content needed for action analytics.

“As healthcare providers and payers continue to collaborate, consolidate, and integrate across traditional organizational and market boundaries, the problem of data diversity will grow exponentially,” said Al Vega, Chief Executive Officer of SPHA, a leader in action analytics. “We’ve teamed up with Clinical Architecture to help our clients stay ahead of this game.”

The kind of data that next generation analytics require has to be assembled from hundreds of electronic medical record (EMR) systems, electronic health record (EHR) systems, claims processing services, and custom databases. As such, it is notorious for being inconsistent and ambiguous. Rapid market adoption of documents and free text over structured data exacerbates this problem.

“SPHA will implement Clinical Architecture’s Symedical platform to accelerate the elimination of ambiguity about what data, terms, and concepts mean within and across providers and payers,” said Dr. Ron Ribitzky, M.D., Senior Vice President of Technology Services at SPH Analytics. “We will use Clinical Architecture’s SIFT to scale up our document ingestion capacity and our capability to extract semantically vetted information from these documents for comprehensive action analytics across our population health, patient experience, and mandated reporting solutions.”

“SPH Analytics understands the value and potential of information waiting to be leveraged across the healthcare continuum,” said Charlie Harp, Clinical Architecture Chief Executive Officer. “Our goal is to remove the burden of terminology management so terminology is no longer viewed as a barrier, but as a foundational element of enhanced analytics, allowing SPHA to focus on their core goals and objectives.”