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Handling Temporality of Clinical Events for Drug Safety Surveillance
Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap.
Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap.
Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap. Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap.
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2015 (engelsk)Inngår i: AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings, ISSN 1559-4076, Vol. 2015, 1371-1380 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
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Abstract [en]

Using longitudinal data in electronic health records (EHRs) for post-marketing adverse drug event (ADE) detection allows for monitoring patients throughout their medical history. Machine learning methods have been shown to be efficient and effective in screening health records and detecting ADEs. How best to exploit historical data, as encoded by clinical events in EHRs is, however, not very well understood. In this study, three strategies for handling temporality of clinical events are proposed and evaluated using an EHR database from Stockholm, Sweden. The random forest learning algorithm is applied to predict fourteen ADEs using clinical events collected from different lengths of patient history. The results show that, in general, including longer patient history leads to improved predictive performance, and that assigning weights to events according to time distance from the ADE yields the biggest improvement.

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2015. Vol. 2015, 1371-1380 s.
Emneord [en]
drug safety surveillance, pharmacovigilance, adverse drug events, electronic health records, temporality, predictive modeling
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Forskningsprogram
data- och systemvetenskap
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-123950OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-123950DiVA: diva2:878594
Tilgjengelig fra: 2015-12-09 Laget: 2015-12-09 Sist oppdatert: 2017-01-23bibliografisk kontrollert
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1. Learning Predictive Models from Electronic Health Records
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2017 (engelsk)Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

The ongoing digitization of healthcare, which has been much accelerated by the widespread adoption of electronic health records, generates unprecedented amounts of clinical data in a readily computable form. This, in turn, affords great opportunities for making meaningful secondary use of clinical data in the endeavor to improve healthcare, as well as to support epidemiology and medical research. To that end, there is a need for techniques capable of effectively and efficiently analyzing large amounts of clinical data. While machine learning provides the necessary tools, learning effective predictive models from electronic health records comes with many challenges due to the complexity of the data. Electronic health records contain heterogeneous and longitudinal data that jointly provides a rich perspective of patient trajectories in the healthcare process. The diverse characteristics of the data need to be properly accounted for when learning predictive models from clinical data. However, how best to represent healthcare data for predictive modeling has been insufficiently studied. This thesis addresses several of the technical challenges involved in learning effective predictive models from electronic health records.

Methods are developed to address the challenges of (i) representing heterogeneous types of data, (ii) leveraging the concept hierarchy of clinical codes, and (iii) modeling the temporality of clinical events. The proposed methods are evaluated empirically in the context of detecting adverse drug events in electronic health records. Various representations of each type of data that account for its unique characteristics are investigated and it is shown that combining multiple representations yields improved predictive performance. It is also demonstrated how the information embedded in the concept hierarchy of clinical codes can be exploited, both for creating enriched feature spaces and for decomposing the predictive task. Moreover, incorporating temporal information leads to more effective predictive models by distinguishing between event occurrences in the patient history. Both single-point representations, using pre-assigned or learned temporal weights, and multivariate time series representations are shown to be more informative than representations in which temporality is ignored. Effective methods for representing heterogeneous and longitudinal data are key for enhancing and truly enabling meaningful secondary use of electronic health records through large-scale analysis of clinical data.

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Stockholm: Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, 2017. 82 s.
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Report Series / Department of Computer & Systems Sciences, ISSN 1101-8526 ; 17-001
Emneord
Data Science, Machine Learning, Predictive Modeling, Data Representation, Health Informatics, Electronic Health Records
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data- och systemvetenskap
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-137936 (URN)978-91-7649-682-4 (ISBN)978-91-7649-683-1 (ISBN)
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2017-03-02, Lilla hörsalen, NOD-huset, Borgarfjordsgatan 12, Kista, 13:00 (engelsk)
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Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-02-07 Laget: 2017-01-13 Sist oppdatert: 2017-02-08bibliografisk kontrollert

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