A Software System to Collect Expert Relevance Ratings of Medical Record Items for Specific Clinical Tasks
Harvey, H Benjamin
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CitationHarvey, H Benjamin, Arun Krishnaraj, and Tarik K Alkasab. 2014. “A Software System to Collect Expert Relevance Ratings of Medical Record Items for Specific Clinical Tasks.” JMIR Medical Informatics 2 (1): e3. doi:10.2196/medinform.3204. http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/medinform.3204.
AbstractDevelopment of task-specific electronic medical record (EMR) searches and user interfaces has the potential to improve the efficiency and safety of health care while curbing rising costs. The development of such tools must be data-driven and guided by a strong understanding of practitioner information requirements with respect to specific clinical tasks or scenarios. To acquire this important data, this paper describes a model by which expert practitioners are leveraged to identify which components of the medical record are most relevant to a specific clinical task. We also describe the computer system that was created to efficiently implement this model of data gathering. The system extracts medical record data from the EMR of patients matching a given clinical scenario, de-identifies the data, breaks the data up into separate medical record items (eg, radiology reports, operative notes, laboratory results, etc), presents each individual medical record item to experts under the hypothetical of the given clinical scenario, and records the experts’ ratings regarding the relevance of each medical record item to that specific clinical scenario or task. After an iterative process of data collection, these expert relevance ratings can then be pooled and used to design point-of-care EMR searches and user interfaces tailored to the task-specific needs of practitioners.
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