Modeling human comprehension of Swedish medical records
for intelligent access and summarization systems
- Future vision, a physician’s perspective
2011 (English)In: 9th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics, Oslo, Norway: tapir academic press , 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
Physicians are daily demanded to read, understand and reach a summarized comprehension of earlier documentation for the patient at hand. This documentation includes medical
procedures and clinical findings such as symptoms, observations, and diagnoses but also reasoning and
speculation by previous physicians and nurses. The information is sometimes hidden in free-text in such a way
that it requires an experienced medical background to decipher. Medical records are typically written with
incomplete sentences, abbreviations, and medical jargon.
A wanted tool when reading electronic health records is computer generated text summaries with the possibility to
pose questions to an intelligent search tool. To realize this it is necessary to build models of how physicians read and understand unstructured free-text in medical records.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo, Norway: tapir academic press , 2011.
Electronic Health Records, Natural Language Processing, Information Storage and Retrieval, Data Mining, Abstracting and Indexing as Topic
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-65064ISBN: 978-82-519-2820-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-65064DiVA: diva2:460737