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Title: Deepr: a convolutional net for medical records.
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Nguyen, Phuoc
Venkatesh, Svetha
Tran, Truyen
Keywords: Electronic Health Records
Medical Informatics
Electronic Medical Records
Deep Record
Convolutional Neural Network
Deep Learning
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Jan-2017
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: IEEE J Biomed Health Inform. 2017 Jan;21(1):22-30
Abstract: Feature engineering remains a major bottleneck when creating predictive systems from electronic medical records. At present, an important missing element is detecting predictive regular clinical motifs from irregular episodic records. We present Deepr (short for Deep record), a new end-to-end deep learning system that learns to extract features from medical records and predicts future risk automatically. Deepr transforms a record into a sequence of discrete elements separated by coded time gaps and hospital transfers. On top of the sequence is a convolutional neural net that detects and combines predictive local clinical motifs to stratify the risk. Deepr permits transparent inspection and visualization of its inner working. We validate Deepr on hospital data to predict unplanned readmission after discharge. Deepr achieves superior accuracy compared to traditional techniques, detects meaningful clinical motifs, and uncovers the underlying structure of the disease and intervention space.
DOI: 10.1109/JBHI.2016.2633963
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ISSN: 2168-2194
Journal Title: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic, Australia
Health Informatics Management, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic, Australia
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