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This page lists the release notes from every production version of Averbis Health Discovery


21 August 2019
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.19.X with new features
Highlights
  • Transplantation Pipeline: GvHD (Graft-versus-Host Disease) Annotator with new feature extractions such as laterality, negations, verification status
  • Various improvements in the text mining pipelines and terminologies
Resolved defects
  • Extraction of time spans over month and year ends
  • Recognition of enumerations of laboratory values without punctuation marks

7 August 2019
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.18.X with new features
Highlights
  • DRG pipeline now allows to embed CNN (Convolutional Neural Network) models
  • Bugfix: Error when saving annotations of a numeric value in the Annotation Editor resolved
  • Bugfix: Connectors do not import documents when using the save & start button
Improvements in Usability
  • Link to Swagger User Interface on project overview page

24 July 2019
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.17.X with new features
Highlights
  • Annotator "Departments" contains information about the sending department of a clinical note
  • Number of pipeline instances can be configured in the pipeline configuration
  • Increased upload limit from 400 MB to 2 GB
  • Start time of Health Discovery significantly shortened in multi-project scenarios
  • Document metadata is leveraged in text analysis pipelines
  • LDAP/Active Directory login is tolerant of case sensitive user names
Improvements in Usability
  • Refresh button in process overview to view current state of processing
  • Jump label from a specific text mining process to its text analysis results in the annotation editor
  • Prevent dialog boxes from closing accidentally
  • "Components" renamed to "Annotators" and simplified selection of available annotators in the pipeline configuration

27 June 2019
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.16.X with new features and bug fixes
Highlights
  • Various improvements in the detection of coding candidates in in text mining pipelines „drg"
  • Multiple PEAR components can be installed in one step
  • Directory service integration does not require a distinguishedName attribute in LDAP anymore
  • Simplified the usage to security certificates for encrypted LDAP communication
Resolved Defects
  • LDAP Login not working with Internet Explorer 11
  • LDAP manager password not visible anymore
  • Changes made to a classification configuration are not saved

13 June 2019
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.15.X with new features and bug fixes
Highlights
  • Health Discovery now supports LDAP to authenticate users and groups against directory services, e.g. Microsoft Active Directory
  • A new feature in annotator "PhysicalTherapies" extracts status information for PhysicalTherapies (e.g. “planned”, “canceled”, “completed“)
  • Bugfix: Export of terminologies in OBO format has been reintroduced and is now available as "Download"
  • New feature: Terminologies can now be downloaded and stored locally

28 May 2019
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.14.X with new features
Highlights
  • Annotator „Diagnosis“ with new features, giving information on text mining approach and confidence level of annotations
  • Various improvements and bug fixes in text mining pipelines „Discharge“ and „DRG"

2 May 2019
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.13.X with new annotators
Highlights
  • Annotator „tumorStages“ extracts information about the stage of a tumor
  • Annotator „Specimen“ extracs various information such as morphology, topography, laterality etc. of specimens from  pathology reports
  • New receptor annotators now allow the extraction of Her2, progesterone and estrogen status of cells
  • Improved performance when creating new projects

Note: The export of terminologies in OBO format is currently not available in the current Health Discovery version. Customers using OBO exports are advised not to upgrade until the issue is resolved.


23 April 2019
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.12.X with new features and performance improvements
Highlights
  • A new feature in annotator "PatientInformation" extracts a patient's death from clinical notes.
  • Preconfigured pipelines can now process up to four requests from the web interface in parallel. This significantly increases throughput with a slight increase in memory requirements.
  • API Token mechanism to prevent the REST API from unauthorized access
  • Averbis Health Discovery is now also available as a Docker Installation. Due to the simplified installation, we recommend that customers switch to Docker when the appropriate technical requirements are met. Please refer to the Installation Manual for more information.

Note: The increase in pipeline throughput means that the system requires approximately 20% more RAM.


04 April 2019
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.11.X with new features
Highlights
  • A new annotator "BiologicallyDerivedProducts" extracts information on CD34-positive stem cell transplantations (quantity of cells, date/time information)
  • Annotator „Patient Information“ now contains a new annotation type which extracts information on a patient’s first name, last name or gender, based on a dictionary you can create
  • Various improvements and bug fixes in the text mining pipelines and terminologies

12 March 2019
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.10.X with a new annotator and enhanced text mining features
Highlights
  • A new annotator "Department" extracts medical departments (e.g. Hematology, Oncology…) from clinical notes
  • The „Medication“ annotator now contains Rx Norm TermTypes as an attribute
  • Fixed memory leakage when starting/stopping pipelines multiple times
  • Significant improvements in the Ophthalmology annotator concerning the extraction of visual acuity values

24 January 2019
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.9.X with a new annotator and enhanced text mining and terminology features
Highlights
  • A new annotator "WordlistAnnotator" allows users to embed simple dictionaries directly into text mining pipelines
  • Terminology imports can now include mapping mode definitions
  • The annotator LaboratoryValues now contains additional information on qualitative values (e.g. +, ++, 1-, POSITIVE, NEGATIVE) and modifier of qualitative values (e.g. STRONG, BORDERLINE, WEAK)
  • Various improvements and bug fixes in the text mining pipelines and terminologies

12 December 2018
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.8.X with a new functionality in Ruta
Highlights
  • The text mining engine Ruta now allows the use of DECLARE statements
  • Various improvements and bug fixes in the text mining pipelines and terminologies

04 December 2018
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.7.X with some improvements on the update mechanism
Highlights
  • Previously, when updating to a new product version, existing projects had to be deleted and recreated if there were improvements to the text mining pipelines. With the new version, existing projects automatically get the new text mining pipelines.
  • The text mining component RutaEngine now allows the input of DECLARE statements
  • The type PatientInformation is now only created if at least one attribute in PatientInformation is not null.
  • Various improvements and bug fixes in the text mining pipelines and terminologies

13 November 2018
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.6.X with new annotators and an experimental pipeline for DRG coding (German)
Highlights
  • We have developed a new experimental pipeline for DRG coding, which makes proposals for billable diagnoses based on various rule-based and machine-learning based methods.
  • A new annotator PhysicalTherapies extracts physical therapies (e.g. cryotherapy, occupational therapy) from clinical notes.
  • The type Ophthalmology now contains a side as attribute.
  • Various improvements and bug fixes in the text mining pipelines and terminologies

29 October 2018
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.5.X with the new Procedure Annotator for English
Highlights
  • New annotator 'Procedures' for English that annotates surgical procedures from clinical notes
  • The type 'Hospital Stay' was renamed to 'Patient Information'. In the future, it shall contain various information about a patient's stay in hospital.
  • Various improvements and bug fixes in the text mining pipelines and terminologies

01 October 2018
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.4.X with some extensions of the text mining types
Highlights
  • The type 'Diagnosis' now has an attribute 'laterality' with values 'RIGHT', 'LEFT' or 'BOTH'
  • The type 'Medication' now has an attribute 'date' which can be a single date or a date interval
  • The type 'DocumentAnnotation' now has an attribute 'language' which returns the document language



12 September 2018
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.3.X that includes various new text mining annotators for the German language
Highlights
  • The HLA annotator that annotates information about Human Leukocyte Antigens
  • The Irridation annotator recognizes information about a previous irradiation therapy
  • The GvHD annotator recognizes information about the occurrence of a Graft-versus-Host-Disease
  • The Chimerism annotator annotates information about chimerism for the field of transplantation medicine
  • The Ophthalmology annotator detects indicators for the left and the right eye, the intraocular pressure, mentions of visual acuity and concepts concerning the field of ophthalmology



05 September 2018
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.2.X with with some extensions of the text mining types
Highlights
  • All terminology-based concepts now also return the synonym responsible for a text mining hit
  • The type Medication has a new attribute 'administrations'.
  • Extension of the 'Strength' specifications in the Medication type
  • Enhancement of the 'Clinical Section' type, which now also returns the section type
  • Various improvements and bug fixes in the text mining pipelines



22 August 2018
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.1.X with improvements in the text mining web service
Highlights
  • Specify the text mining types you want to get back in the web service.
  • Text mining webservice now accepts HTML as input



09 August 2018
We're pleased to present Health Discovery 5.0.X with many brand new features
Highlights
  • Preconfigured pipelines for discharge letters and pathology reports
  • Over 20 preconfigured and several generic text mining annotators for comprehensive text analyses
  • Enhanced graphical user interface for easy access
  • Brand new documentation with getting started guide, detailed web service specification etc