Cognitive computing for electronic medical records

Murthy Devarakonda, Neil Mehta

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Abstract

The explosive growth of data has led to a situation where the human brain is overloaded with more information than it can process. It is particularly dire in healthcare where critical information may be buried in the mountains of data in the Electronic Medical Record systems (EMR systems) and healthcare workers struggle to make sense of this information to provide the best care for their patients. Cognitive computing, exemplified by Watson, offers the promise of transforming EMR systems from mere data storage to intelligent systems that help physicians in providing improved patient care. When seeing a patient, a physician needs to quickly grasp the summary of the patient

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealthcare Information Management Systems
Subtitle of host publicationCases, Strategies, and Solutions: Fourth Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages555-577
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783319207650
ISBN (Print)9783319207643
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Devarakonda, M., & Mehta, N. (2015). Cognitive computing for electronic medical records. In Healthcare Information Management Systems: Cases, Strategies, and Solutions: Fourth Edition (pp. 555-577). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20765-0_32