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Health-Mining: a Disease Management Support Service based on Data Mining and Rule Extraction

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4 Author(s)
A. Bei ; Enterprise Digital Architects S.p.A. 55 Via Galbani, Roma, Italy. Email: ; S. De Luca ; G. Ruscitti ; D. Salamon

The disease management is the collection of the processes aimed to control the health care and improving the quality at same time reducing the overall cost of the procedures. Our system, health-mining, is a decision support system with the objective of controlling the adequacy of hospitalization and therapies, determining the effective use of standard guidelines and eventually identifying better ones emerged from the medical practice (evidence based medicine). In realizing the system, we have the aim of creation of a path to admissions' appropriateness criteria construction, valid at an international level. A main goal of the project is rule extraction and the identification of the rules adequate in term of efficacy, quality and cost reduction, especially in the view of fast changing technologies and medicines. We tested health-mining in a real test case for an Italian region, Regione Veneto, on the installation of pacemaker and ICD

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2005 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 27th Annual Conference

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