ELLKAY has announced a partnership with Astrata, which is developing natural language processing (NLP) and other analytic technologies to allow health plans to analyze structured and unstructured clinical data and improve value-based care.
“Utilizing NLP to examine and map useful unstructured data will complement ELLKAY's solutions that seamlessly connect payers and providers for increased efficiency, accuracy, and interoperability of clinical data,” ELLKAY said in a news release.
In 2020 the Astrata team was selected to participate in the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) NLP Working Group.
Rebecca Jacobson, MD, MS, President of Astrata explained, "Astrata's technology serves as a catalyst for the transformation health plans are poised to make. Traditionally, payers have used billing and claims information to evaluate health care quality against HEDIS measures. A wealth of additional information is available in medical charts, however, the process to extract that information is labor-intensive, expensive, and unscalable. This partnership aims to help payers and providers access clean, usable data available at their disposal to improve population health."