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Finding drug information can be hard – healthcare providers need digital solutions

Posted on October 5th, 2021 by in Medical Information

The digital transformation in our world was already happening quite rapidly in recent years, but then the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated many aspects of it. Not only did schools and businesses have to learn to function online, but everything from doctor’s visits to dance parties were frequently being conducted on the internet. But even as many sectors have made the digital transition, some areas have continued to lag behind.

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phactMI: Delivering accurate drug information to point of care, part IV

Posted on May 26th, 2021 by in Medical Information

Part 4: How phactMI and Elsevier collaborated to deliver information to healthcare professionals

The Pharma Collaboration for Transparent Medical Information™ (phactMI) is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the lives of patients by supporting the safe and effective use of medicines. One of their major goals is to make it easier for healthcare professionals to access unbiased, evidence-based medical information about medicinal products, allowing the HCPs to quickly and efficiently find answers to their questions so that they can make informed decisions for their patients. To achieve this goal, they partnered with Elsevier.

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Mutually empowering – semantic-based machine learning and subject matter expertise

Posted on May 7th, 2021 by in AI & Data

In a day dedicated to emerging science and technologies at the Pistoia Alliance virtual conference Collaborative R&D in Action, SciBite CTO James Malone opened the program with a compelling exploration of use cases for semantic-based machine learning (ML). A simple but elegant ML strategy based on “seeding” named entity recognition (NER) can facilitate ontology creation, drive language translation, take a crack at gaining insights from social media platforms, and generate answers to questions faster. His most important take-away: semantic-based ML and subject matter expertise (SME) are mutually empowering.

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phactMI: Delivering accurate drug information to point of care, part III

Posted on April 26th, 2021 by in Medical Information

Part 3: What phactMI provides to the healthcare community

As explained in the first two posts in this series (read Part 1 and Part 2), robust scientific and clinical information about medicinal products is an essential resource for healthcare professionals. However, access to this information has not always been easy.

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