HCIL-2014-06

Dunne, C., Shneiderman, B., Johnson, T.
May 2014
HCIL-2014-06
This paper describes an exploration of medical patients and concepts related to their care. These concepts have been extracted from the patient discharge summaries, and include any associated symptoms, diseases, drugs, and procedures. They were provided by Todd Johnson, director of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Kentucky and analyzed with the help of Dr. Seth Powsner from Yale Medical. The goal in analyzing this dataset was to see if motif simplification would help medical researchers understand overall patient trends, such as comparing the efficacy of competing treatments for the same condition.
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