My first, first-author paper has now been published in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics! The paper, entitled “Summarization of Clinical Information: A Conceptual Model,” outlines a structured way of thinking about how to create an effective summary of medical information.
Although the summarization of medical information plays an incredibly important role in the daily practice of medicine (documenting and accessing patient information, communicating between providers and care settings, discharging, transferring or referring a patient), not much formal attention is paid to the topic or how we might improve the quality and content of these summaries and tailor them to a given situation. As electronic medical records enable greater and greater collection and sharing of patient data, we’ll need to invent new ways of navigating these vast stores of information. To avoid being lost in a sea of irrelevant data, it will be necessary to re-imagine current methods of conveying medical information.
Check out the paper here.
Feblowitz J, Wright A, Singh H, Samal L, Sittig DF. “Summarization of Clinical Information: A Conceptual Model.” J Biomed Inform. PubMed