If anyone will be in town early for the F2F, our own George Hripcsak will be delivering the Computational Health seminar at Georgia Tech at 3pm on Thursday. You are all welcome to attend!
See details below...
Distinguished Lecture Series
George Hripcsak, MD, MS
Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Director, Medical Informatics Services
New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Campus
"Physics of the Medical Record"
Thursday, March 16, 2017
2:30pm - 3:00pm - Reception
3:00pm - 4:00pm - Lecture
Technology Square Research Building Auditorium
85 5th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
ABSTRACT: The national push for electronic health records will make an unprecedented amount of clinical information available for research, with approximately one billion patient visits documented per year in the US. These data may lead to discoveries that improve understanding of biology, aid the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and permit the inclusion of diverse populations and rare diseases. Health record data also bring challenges, with missing and inaccurate data and substantial bias. Some of the bias comes about because the data are generated as part of the health care process. For example blood tests done at night select for patients who are sicker. We employ nonlinear time series methods borrowed from other fields to address the challenges, and we attempt to model and correct for biases due to the health care process. We incorporate mechanistic models to constrain the search space to create accurate predictions despite limited training sets and missing values.