cTAKES: Turning clinical notes into knowledge | Vector

I’m happy to see this open source project from Boston Children’s. I was very impressed to read that cTAKES can ‘help build clinical timelines.’ Paper records compartmentalized data (e.g.—different sections for notes versus laboratory data) and did not lend themselves to re-orginization (e.g—stuff was written in ink). Moving around bits is obviously much easier and we need tools to put patient data into the most comprehensible order—chronologically.