Identifying Outcomes of Care from Medical Records to Improve Doctor-Patient Communication
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Between appointments, healthcare providers have limited interaction with their patients, but patients have similar patterns of care. Medications have common side effects; injuries have an expected healing time; and so on. By modeling patient interventions with outcomes, healthcare systems can equip providers with better feedback. In this work, we present a pipeline for analyzing medical records according to an ontology directed at allowing closed-loop feedback between medical encounters. Working with medical data from multiple domains, we use a combination of data processing, machine learning, and clinical expertise to extract knowledge from patient records. While our current focus is on technique, the ultimate goal of this research is to inform development of a system using these models to provide knowledge-driven clinical decision-making.
natural language processing
outcomes of care
episodes of care
Polsley, Seth C (2017). Identifying Outcomes of Care from Medical Records to Improve Doctor-Patient Communication. Master's thesis, Texas A & M University. Available electronically from