Steven Bedrick

Intrainstitutional EHR collections for patient-level information retrieval

Stephen Wu, Sijia Liu, Yanshan Wang, Tamara Timmons, Harsha Uppili, Steven Bedrick, William Hersh, Hongfang Liu
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Jan 2017


Research in clinical information retrieval has long been stymied by the lack of open resources. However, both clinical information retrieval research innovation and legitimate privacy concerns can be served by the creation of intrainstitutional, fully protected resources. In this article, we provide some principles and tools for information retrieval resource-building in the unique problem setting of patient-level information retrieval, following the tradition of the Cranfield paradigm. We further include an analysis of parallel information retrieval resources at Oregon Health & Science University and Mayo Clinic that were built on these principles.

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