Published on in Vol 20, No 1 (2018): January

A Natural Language Processing System That Links Medical Terms in Electronic Health Record Notes to Lay Definitions: System Development Using Physician Reviews

A Natural Language Processing System That Links Medical Terms in Electronic Health Record Notes to Lay Definitions: System Development Using Physician Reviews

A Natural Language Processing System That Links Medical Terms in Electronic Health Record Notes to Lay Definitions: System Development Using Physician Reviews

Jinying Chen 1, PhD;  Emily Druhl 2, MPH;  Balaji Polepalli Ramesh 3, PhD;  Thomas K Houston 1, 2, MD, MPH;  Cynthia A Brandt 4, 5, MD, MPH;  Donna M Zulman 6, 7, MD, MS;  Varsha G Vimalananda 2, 8, MD, MPH;  Samir Malkani 9, MD;  Hong Yu 1, 2, PhD

1 Department of Quantitative Health Sciences , University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, US

2 Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center , Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, Bedford, MA, US

3 Optum , Boston, MA, US

4 Veterans Affairs Connecticut Health Care System , West Haven, CT, US

5 Center for Medical Informatics , Yale University, New Haven, CT, US

6 Division of Primary Care and Population Health , Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, US

7 Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System , Menlo Park, CA, US

8 School of Medicine , Boston University, Boston, MA, US

9 Diabetes Center of Excellence , University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, US

Corresponding Author:

  • Jinying Chen, PhD
  • Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • 368 Plantation Street
  • Worcester, MA
  • US
  • Phone: 1 774 455 3527
  • Email: jinying.chen@umassmed.edu