Problem-oriented patient record summary: An early report on a Watson application

Murthy Devarakonda, Dongyang Zhang, Ching Huei Tsou, Mihaela Bornea

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Abstract

As the use of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) becomes widespread, the amount of data in an EMR becomes a challenge for its comprehension. We developed problem-oriented EMR summarization to address this issue, as a part of a larger effort of adapting IBM Watson to the medical domain. The problem-orientation refers to the central role of a patient's medical problems in the summary. The summarization uses a generated problem list, relates these generated medical problems to relevant clinical data, and organizes the clinical data in a medically meaningful manner. Watson analytics are used for creating the summarization. This is a step in building the next generation EMR, one that is based not on just keeping record but instead on a conceptual understanding of medicine, thereby crossing the threshold from record storage to an intelligent entity for clinical decision making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 16th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages281-286
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479966448
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 16th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2014 - Natal, Brazil
Duration: Oct 15 2014Oct 18 2014

Other

Other2014 16th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2014
CountryBrazil
CityNatal
Period10/15/1410/18/14

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Electronic medical equipment
Electronic Health Records
Medical problems
Problem Oriented Medical Records
Medicine
Decision making

Keywords

  • Clinical summarization
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Medical concepts
  • Problem-oriented patient record summary
  • Summarization
  • Text analysis
  • UMLS
  • Watson

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Information Management
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Health Informatics

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Devarakonda, M., Zhang, D., Tsou, C. H., & Bornea, M. (2015). Problem-oriented patient record summary: An early report on a Watson application. In 2014 IEEE 16th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2014 (pp. 281-286). [7001855] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/HealthCom.2014.7001855

Problem-oriented patient record summary : An early report on a Watson application. / Devarakonda, Murthy; Zhang, Dongyang; Tsou, Ching Huei; Bornea, Mihaela.

2014 IEEE 16th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 281-286 7001855.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Devarakonda, M, Zhang, D, Tsou, CH & Bornea, M 2015, Problem-oriented patient record summary: An early report on a Watson application. in 2014 IEEE 16th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2014., 7001855, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 281-286, 2014 16th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2014, Natal, Brazil, 10/15/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/HealthCom.2014.7001855
Devarakonda M, Zhang D, Tsou CH, Bornea M. Problem-oriented patient record summary: An early report on a Watson application. In 2014 IEEE 16th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 281-286. 7001855 https://doi.org/10.1109/HealthCom.2014.7001855
Devarakonda, Murthy ; Zhang, Dongyang ; Tsou, Ching Huei ; Bornea, Mihaela. / Problem-oriented patient record summary : An early report on a Watson application. 2014 IEEE 16th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 281-286
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