Googling Electronic Health Records

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About Googling Electronic Health Records

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Massive amounts of information are stored in electronic health records, both in structured form (e.g. labdata) and in free text (e.g. discharge letters). In principle, such large collections of health records are very useful both for hospitals (for example to analyse the quality of their care), for researchers (e.g. to find common patterns of diseases) and for individual doctors (e.g. to find closely related cases). However, searching through such patient records is currently difficult, because they are only semi-structured, and highly heterogeneous. In this project you will work with an innovative Amsterdam-based start-up company to combine semantic techniques with information retrieval techniques to build a search engine for electronic patient records.

Supervisors:, Annette ten Teije