Deep Learning for Electronic Health Records Analytics

Gaspard Harerimana, Jong Wook Kim, Hoon Yoo, Beakcheol Jang

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Recent technological advancements have led to a deluge of medical data from various domains. However, the recorded data from divergent sources comes poorly annotated, noisy, and unstructured. Hence, the data is not fully leveraged to establish actionable insights that can be used in clinical applications. These data recorded in hospital's Electronic Health Records (EHR) consists of patient information, clinical notes, charted events, medications, procedures, laboratory test results, diagnosis codes, and so on. Traditional machine learning and statistical methods have failed to offer insights that can be used by physicians to treat patients as they need to obtain an expert opinion assisted features before building a benchmark task model. With the rise of deep learning methods, there is a need to understand how deep learning can save lives. The purpose of this study was to offer an intuitive explanation for possible use cases of deep learning with EHR. We reflect on techniques that can be applied by health informatics professionals by giving technical intuitions and blue prints on how each clinical task can be approached by a deep learning algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8760225
Pages (from-to)101245-101259
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korea Government under Grant NRF-2019R1F1A1058058 and Grant NRF-2018R1E1A2A02058292.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2013 IEEE.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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