Population-wide Quality transformation through Natural Language Processing and advanced analytics

Can NLP help my organization increase our quality rates and how?

Yes. NLP can be an important first step in your HEDIS transformation, because it will help you change your...

What type of data does Astrata work with?

Astrata NLP technologies work with “unstructured data” - clinical notes that providers write or dictate during and after encounters. Astrata’s FHIR...

What kinds of data formats does Astrata allow?

Astrata’s NLP technology can take documents in many different forms, including CCD, HL7, PDF and plain text. As part of your advancing data...

What if Astrata’s NLP doesn’t include the quality measures I’m interested in? Can Astrata add new and/or custom measures?

Yes. Astrata’s technology is designed to make it easy to create custom NLP measures. This can be added to our standard offerings for organizations...

Our organization is interested in moving to year-round HEDIS review. Can Astrata help?

Yes! And congratulations! It’s a big step to move to prospective HEDIS, and an even bigger step to expand a small prospective program. We’ve done...

What are the most important things to consider when selecting an NLP vendor for my quality program?

Three things are really important. First, how will your vendor address the NLP “portability problem” to make the system work in your organization....

How do I judge how good a vendor’s NLP is? How do I ask about accuracy?

NLP accuracy is one of the most important factors in determining how much value your organization will derive. Vendors that are actively monitoring...

What kinds of measures can Astrata NLP handle?

Astrata technology can be used for a huge range of measures, from population-measures used by payers (e.g. HEDIS), to...

Is NLP part of the Future of HEDIS®?

As a big fan of the Future of HEDIS, we certainly hope so! In its Presidential Pitch NCQA has included NLP as one of the methods that will be...

What parts of my HEDIS operation can Astrata help me with?

Astrata technology can transform your HEDIS operations: (1) move your team to year-round review across multiple lines of business, (2) empower your...

How does NLP work?

Natural Language Processing “reads” clinical notes that are generated by providers and usually stored in an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system....

Does Astrata cover measures for Star Ratings, state Medicaid, and QRS measures for ACA Marketplace plans?

Yes. Astrata technology includes many measures that are used in CMS Star Ratings, state Medicaid pay for performance programs, and the ACA...

What are FHIR, QI-Core, and CQL? Why do they matter?

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a widely used data standard that helps systems and organizations interchange and use healthcare...

Why is NLP becoming more commonly used in healthcare? 

Two major factors are driving market adoption of NLP. First, the computer science research behind NLP has advanced at an astonishing rate over the...

What is the NCQA NLP working group all about?

The NCQA NLP working group was established in early 2020 to help NCQA determine how to use NLP for quality measurement, and whether NCQA could play...

Digital Quality Measurement is here. Are you ready?

Astrata's technology can guide your organization on the journey to digital quality.

You’re out of the woods!