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A Knowledge Network-Based Approach to Facilitate Annotation of Clinical Pathway Component Clusters...

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Conference Paper
Book Title
2021 IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI)
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Page Numbers
1 to 4
Conference Name
IEEE-EMBS International Conference On Biomedical And Health Informatics (BHI'21)
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Athens, Greece
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Mining electronic health records (EHRs) to identify contextually related clinical concept clusters that tend to co-occur temporarily and consistently could improve data-driven clinical pathway (CP) construction. However, the automatic extraction of contextually related clinical concept clusters contains a vast amount of irrelevant information. Hence, this paper proposes a knowledge network-enabled literature-based discovery (LBD) approach to remove noise from clusters. The authors used published literature to filter spurious concepts from the clusters and used data from the US Department of Veterans Affairs’s major depressive disorder (MDD) cohort of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) for their experimentation. The approach was applied to 2,967 clusters extracted from the MDD OEF/OIF database. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed approach can filter 94% of the irrelevant information. Moreover, the authors applied various network mining algorithms to analyze the clusters and demonstrated that LBD, along with network mining techniques, is a useful method for finding accurate contextually related clinical concept clusters. This could help domain researchers perform advanced analytics in CPs.