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Temporal data mining of order entry histories for characterization of medical practice

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3 Author(s)
Tsumoto, S. ; Dept. of Med. Inf., Shimane Univ., Izumo, Japan ; Hirano, S. ; Iwata, H.

Since hospital data include temporal trends of clinical symptoms and medical services, we can discover not only knowledge about temporal evolution of disease, but also one about medical practice from hospital information system. This paper proposes temporal data mining process and applied the method to capture temporal knowledge about nursing practice. The results show that the reuse of stored data will give a powerful tool for management of nursing schedule and lead to improvement of hospital services.

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Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), 2012 25th International Symposium on

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20-22 June 2012