Dynamic task optimization in remote diabetes monitoring systems

Myung Kyung Suh, Jonathan Woodbridge, Tannaz Moin, Mars Lan, Nabil Alshurafa, Lauren Samy, Bobak Mortazavi, Hassan Ghasemzadeh, Alex Bui, Sheila Ahmadi, Majid Sarrafzadeh

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, but careful symptom monitoring can prevent adverse events. A real-time patient monitoring and feedback system is one of the solutions to help patients with diabetes and their healthcare professionals monitor health-related measurements and provide dynamic feedback. However, data-driven methods to dynamically prioritize and generate tasks are not well investigated in the domain of remote health monitoring. This paper presents a wireless health project (WANDA) that leverages sensor technology and wireless communication to monitor the health status of patients with diabetes. The WANDA dynamic task management function applies data analytics in real-time to discretize continuous features, applying data clustering and association rule mining techniques to manage a sliding window size dynamically and to prioritize required user tasks. The developed algorithm minimizes the number of daily action items required by patients with diabetes using association rules that satisfy a minimum support, confidence and conditional probability thresholds. Each of these tasks maximizes information gain, thereby improving the overall level of patient adherence and satisfaction. Experimental results from applying EM-based clustering and Apriori algorithms show that the developed algorithm can predict further events with higher confidence levels and reduce the number of user tasks by up to 76.19 %.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2012 IEEE 2nd Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology, HISB 2012
Pages3-11
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE 2nd Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology, HISB 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 27 2012Sep 28 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2012 IEEE 2nd Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology, HISB 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE 2nd Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology, HISB 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period9/27/129/28/12

Keywords

  • Apriori algorithm
  • association rule mining
  • diabetes
  • expectation maximization algorithm
  • real-time feedback
  • remote health monitoring
  • task optimization
  • telemedicine
  • wireless health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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