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What Is Your CTR Superpower?

By Michele Webb, ODS-C

What can you do in a second or two of time? Most of us do not give it much thought, but in the right context, you may be surprised at what could happen.

Artificial intelligence (AI) uses meaning-based algorithms to deliver desired results with a high degree of accuracy. AI is used in most industries today, but for cancer registrars, it is modernizing and transforming how data is collected and used. Natural language processing (or NLP) is a branch of computer science that gives computers the ability to understand text and spoken words similar to how human beings process information.

Using these two branches of science, software applications and tools we dreamed of twenty years ago are now available for use. In a second or two of time, the AI/NLP engine in the E-Path Plus software can ingest, auto-extract, and code data from about 30 pathology, imaging, or other clinical reports and insert it into a cancer registry case abstract with a 99.5% or higher degree of accuracy!

This technology is available to every cancer registry today and should be at the top of your wish list and budget. Why? It is really quite simple. This industry-proven technology can decrease the time, and increase the accuracy, of casefinding, abstracting, review, and coding of long, detailed clinical reports. In addition, it can automate quality review and auditing of quality measure initiatives, collecting data for performance improvement, research, or academic publications.

Aside from how easy it is to use, it just makes sense to use an AI/NLP solution like E-Path Plus to do the heavy lifting for you. By leveraging the technology, you perform fewer manual tasks and transition to value-added tasks such as data curation, where you visually review and validate the data, assign final stage, set the case to complete, and spend the rest of your time doing your most important work. Your time is your kryptonite, and E-Path Plus your superpower. The cancer registry community has been talking about this for decades, and this field-proven technology is available for you to adopt now. Many organizations are already collecting the benefits. Next time you blink or push an elevator button, think about the opportunities you might have by using a software solution like E-Path Plus.

Tags: ai, cancer informatics, NLP, cancer registry