Looker Healthcare NLP API
The GCP Healthcare NLP API is part of the Cloud Healthcare API that uses natural language models to extract healthcare information from medical text using JSON requests and responses. This includes medical concepts, such as medications, procedures, medical conditions, and more. Once loaded to BigQuery, utilize this Block to rapidly unnest the results and begin to unlock insights from unstructured data sources for patient/provider insights, including patient family history, known allergies, missed coding opportunities, patient cohorting, and more.
Provides a LookML data model that unnests the NLP API results, plus includes two key dashboard views with an easily accessible, exploratory interface for hospital administrators, providers, coders, data scientists, and analysts. This is also compatible with the FHIR schema.
The NLP Patient View allows users to review a single selected patient of interest, surfacing their clinical notes history over time. With a unique highlighting feature, you can view the relevant patient problems/conditions, medications, and clinical history related terms from the original text. For deeper insights, we recommend that this be joined with structured data, such as EMR claims data so that developers can use this information as a new input or feature in future machine learning modeling, such as classification or regression models, either through BQML or traditional data science methods. Some examples of potential added value includes:
Inform clinical diagnosis with family history insights, which is not currently captured in claims
Capture additional procedure coding for revenue cycle purposes
The NLP Term View allows users to focus on chosen medical terms across the entire patient population in the dataset. They can start to view trends and patterns across groups of patients. This view also sets the stage for secondary machine learning modeling, such as K Means clustering. Some examples of potential added value includes:
Enhance patient matching for clinical trials
Identify re-purposed medications
Drive advancements for research in cancer and rare diseases
Identify how social determinants of health impact access to care