COVID-19 has a created an inflection point that is accelerating the use of AI in healthcare. More data was created in the last two years than in the previous 5,000 years of humanity. Alongside this trend, we see an acceleration of decision support applications that are based on extracting clinical insights and analytics from data. AI and Machine Learning play an important role in our ability to understand big data and learn from it. In the journey to transform healthcare, NLP technology for health & life sciences has great potential, as we recently discussed in this blog.
Today we are announcing Text Analytics for Health as generally available with Text Analytics in Azure Cognitive Services. The service allows developers to process and extract insights from unstructured biomedical text, including various types of clinical notes, medical publications, electronic health records, clinical trial protocols, and more, expediting the ability to learn from this data and leverage it for secondary use.
The service has been in preview since July 2020 supports enhanced information extraction capabilities, as follows:
The service can be used synchronously and asynchronously and is available in most Azure regions, currently in English. The service can be used via a hosted endpoint or by downloading a container, to meet your specific security and data governance requirements. Either way, the service does not store the data it processes and is covered under the Azure compliance .
During the last year, the service was available under a gated preview program. With today’s announcement on general availability, we are removing the gating off the service.
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