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A National Web Conference on the Use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) to Improve Quality Measurement

Event Date: April 11, 2012 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET

Overall Purpose:

Through continuing review of new developments and new research in public health and health care, previous continuing education (CE) activity evaluation and the judgment of the CE planning group, we identified a gap between a health care and public health practitioner's competencies as it relates to the health IT environment. This series of Webinars is designed to increase practitioners' competencies to improve health care decision-making; support patient-centered care and improve the quality and safety of medication management. This purpose of this specific Webinar is to illustrate how new methods of analyzing free text data stored in electronic health records can impact quality measurement.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the principles of NLP design and implementation.
  2. Describe how NLP is used to operationalize the assessment of quality measurement in asthma care.
  3. Explain how NLP is used in monitoring intensification of treatment for patients with diabetes.

Event Materials:

  • Presentation Slides (PDF, 4.14 MB)
  • Recording of the Presentation (WMV, 103 MB)

CME/CNE credits were approved for those who attended the live event of this Web conference only. The online evaluation system will be open to submit evaluations for those who attended until 05/31/12. If you have any questions about obtaining CME/CNE credit for this webinar, please send an email to

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