Streamlining Healthcare and Research: The Story of Elasticsearch at UCLA Health



Vivek Katakwar

Shehzad Sheikh

Paul Tung


As today's healthcare institutions generate more data as a result of the modernization of health record systems, they need a way to search through electronic health records (EHR) and find meaningful insights. UCLA Health has chosen Elasticsearch as its tool of choice to index, search, and produce more thorough, actionable results for clinicians and researchers.

Vivek, Shehzad, and Paul will share how they created a tool using AngularJS, HTML5, Microsoft .NET and NEST libraries with Elasticsearch to index and search through pathology cases, including clinical notes, lab results, and text, in order to retrieve historic patient cases to help with the diagnosis of difficult-to-diagnose cases.