Healthline’s Taxonomy Powers the Intelligence of Health Information Solutions.
By readily mapping the relationships between consumer and clinical terminology, a rich semantic taxonomy enables the intelligence in clinical applications that anticipates the user’s goal. Healthline’s Semantic Taxonomy is the largest and most clinically accurate in the healthcare industry.
The applications of Healthline’s Semantic Taxonomy extend across many industries, including: health insurance, pharmaceutical, hospital systems, and health information systems. Here is how the Taxonomy is used to power health solutions:
The millions of interrelated semantic relationships within Healthline’s Taxonomy, facilitate a deep understanding of the user’s intent regardless of the health language they speak. Whether the starting point is a medical code, symptom, or consumer-friendly term, Healthline’s Taxonomy ensures an exceptional user experience by enabling accurate and real-time prediction of the user’s goal.
700,000+ Medical Concepts*
|*Categorized by 20 Semantic Groups and 190 Semantic Types|
Mappings are available via RESTful API or data export.Learn More
2,000,000+ Semantic Relationships
|Consumer Friendly Names||Codes|
|Medical Name||Consumer Friendly Names|
|Homonyms - Positive / Negative / Immunity|
|Acronyms and Abbreviations|
|Consumer Friendly Names|
|Consumer Friendly Definitions|
Use Healthline’s Semantic Taxonomy to provide an exceptional user experience.
Leverage expansive data on symptoms and conditions to quickly direct users to the right information.
Create a powerful search experience by leading users to a cascading library of engaging topics.
Enable advanced query analysis and instantly connect consumer terms to relevant clinical concepts.
Microsoft partnered with Healthline to create an anatomical search tool as part of the Bing Health and Fitness application, available via Windows 8.1. The tool is powered by Healthline’s unique taxonomy mappings that readily link body parts to related content, such as symptoms and conditions. Coupled with Healthline’s original health content that was provided in 17 languages, Healthline’s Taxonomy enabled Microsoft to provide an exceptional user experience for its global audience.
IBM Watson technology is being made available to developers world-wide in order to power “Cognitive Apps”, including healthcare solutions that will utilize Healthline’s contextually relevant search tools and content. Amongst these apps is one that IBM Watson is developing to help physicians match patients with the most appropriate treatment plans. IBM Watson is leveraging Healthline’s Taxonomy to enable clinical accurate profiling and search.
Member portals provide a critical opportunity for payers to improve outcomes and cut costs by steering their members to the right providers. Aetna leveraged Healthline’s taxonomy and search tools to provide an exceptional Provider Search experience for their members. As a result, utilization of the member portal has increased while calls to Member Services decreased.