Identifying relevant medical reports from an assorted report collection using the naïve Bayes classifier and the UMLS

Bashyam, Vijayaraghavan; Morioka, Craig; El-Saden, Suzie; AT Bui, Alex and Taira, Ricky K. (2007) Identifying relevant medical reports from an assorted report collection using the naïve Bayes classifier and the UMLS. Indian Journal of Medical Informatics, 2 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0973-9254

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Abstract

A patient’s electronic medical record contains a large number of medical reports and imaging studies. Identifying the relevant information in order to make a diagnosis can be a time consuming process that can easily overwhelm the physician. Summarizing key clinical information for physicians evaluating brain tumor patients is an ongoing research project at our institution. Notably, identifying documents associated with brain tumor is an important step in collecting the data relevant for summarization. The lack of structured meta-information is common in today’s electronic medical records, necessitating content analysis methods for identifying relevant reports. We trained a multinomial naïve Bayes classifier to identify brain tumor related reports from the electronic medical record. We report the performance evaluation of this system.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:Archived by the Editor of the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics
Uncontrolled Keywords:Document Classification, Information Filtering, Content Analysis, Naïve Bayes, Medical Reports, Patient Record, Data Collectio, UMLS
Subjects:Information Science > Data Collection
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Medical Informatics
Information Science > Medical Informatics
Nervous System Diseases > Central Nervous System Diseases > Brain Diseases
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Quality of Health Care > Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms > Data Collection
Therapeutics > Patient Care
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection
Information Science > Systems Analysis
Persons > Patients
Investigative Techniques > Evaluation Studies
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection
Information Science > Information Services
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Quality of Health Care > Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms > Data Collection > Records > Medical Records
Health Services Administration > Patient Care Management
ID Code:2453
Deposited By:Dr. S N Sarbadhikari
Deposited On:12 November 2007

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