Journal Article
Review

Natural language processing and its implications for the future of medication safety: a narrative review of recent advances and challenges.

Wong A; Plasek JM; Montecalvo SP; Zhou L.

Natural language processing (NLP) can efficiently analyze large narrative data sets to identify adverse events. Exploring the application of NLP to reduce medication errors, this AHRQ-funded review describes challenges associated with using NLP to extract information from clinical sources and highlights how engaging pharmacists in developing NLP systems can improve medication safety.