Using Text Mining to Improve Patient Care

Jonathan Hartmann, Senior Clinical Informationist and Head of Data Management at Georgetown University Medical Center, and Guy Singh, Senior Manager, Product and Strategic Alliances at Linguamatics explore the application and impact of text mining on patient care at Georgetown University Medical Center.

In this session the speakers present a novel use case of applying text mining tools during and after patient rounds in a hospital. Jonathan discusses his use of text mining on a tablet computer to extract information to aid physicians’ decision making on their daily visits to their patients’ bedsides.

About the Speaker: Jonathan Hartmann

Jonathan Hartmann is the Senior Clinical Informationist and Head of Data Management at Georgetown University Medical Center.  Previously, he was AHEC Program Librarian at the University of South Florida; Reference & Instruction Librarian and Assistant Professor of Instructional Resources at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; and Outreach Coordinator, AHEC Librarian, and Instructor in the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Ohio.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Kent State University and a Master of Library Science degree also from Kent State University.