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Discovering and diagnosing PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) from doctors’ chart notes using NLP and text analytics

This is a collaborative project funded by IBM and the CIMVHR. Academic collaborators in this project are the Schools of Family Medicine at both the University of Manitoba and Queen’s University, and the Department of Clinical Psychology at Western University. This project will look into extracting doctors’ chart notes from EMR systems and anonymizing the data in order to develop a gold standard of the epidemiology of PTSD by manually inspecting the chart notes and applying NLP and text mining techniques to identify cases of PTSD in the medical data of military veterans and their family members. (Read More)