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Unlocking data to improve public policy
Hastings J., Howison M., Lawless T., Ucles J., White P. Communications of the ACM 62(10): 48-53, 2019. Type: Article
Data-driven decision-making is all the rage these days. Government and public sector organizations, as well as industry and private enterprise, are keen to leverage the flood of data available in the Information Age to make better decisions. Data ...
Nov 20 2020
e-Services: toward a new model of (inter)active community
Ronchi A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 264 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030018-41-2)
This is the third volume in Springer’s “e-Citizens: Being Human in the Digital Age” series. The first volume focuses on the information and communications technologies (ICT) that ushered in the current digital age . The second...
Apr 20 2020
Access controls and healthcare records: who owns the data?
CACM Staff . Communications of the ACM 62(7): 41-46, 2019. Type: Article
In this article, three distinguished scientists (David Evans, Richard McDonald, and Terry Coatta) debate on the most recent and challenging approaches concerning healthcare records: ownership, privacy, security, and modern medical information syst...
Aug 30 2019
Advanced data analytics in health
Giabbanelli P., Mago V., Papageorgiou E., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 216 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319779-10-2)
This comprehensive collection of papers is a valuable resource, presenting different approaches and areas of healthcare that can be tackled with data analytics. The book’s five parts cover different uses of data in the healthcare domain:...
Dec 27 2018
Finding a healthier approach to managing medical data
Greengard S. Communications of the ACM 61(5): 31-33, 2018. Type: Article
Healthcare providers are confronted with formidable obstacles when it comes to providing effective medical care, even without taking into account the existing privacy laws that protect patients. Is the use of patient data when exploring new medica...
Aug 14 2018
Natural language processing systems for capturing and standardizing unstructured clinical information
Kreimeyer K., Foster M., Pandey A., Arya N., Halford G., Jones S., Forshee R., Walderhaug M., Botsis T. Journal of Biomedical Informatics 73(C): 14-29, 2017. Type: Article
Clinical information could be the poster child for big data and artificial intelligence (AI). It encompasses large amounts of unstructured text, which has to be harnessed to be effectively used (1) by medical personnel treating a patient on the sp...
Jun 11 2018
A new nonparametric screening method for ultrahigh-dimensional survival data
Liu Y., Zhang J., Zhao X. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis 119(C): 74-85, 2018. Type: Article
Groundbreaking effective algorithms for overcoming the discrepancies in the existing screening procedures for ultrahigh-dimensional medical survival data are long overdue. Liu et al. offer a nonparametric Kolmogorov-Smirnov (K-S) test statistic fo...
May 31 2018
Ontology engineering applications in healthcare and workforce management systems
Forbes D., Wongthongtham P., Terblanche C., Pakdeetrakulwong U., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 103 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319650-11-1)
Forbes et al. present two case studies on the application of ontologies and knowledge-based approaches. The book contains a fairly detailed description of the subject domains and their representation as ontologies that exploit the services of PROT...
Apr 27 2018
Health informatics data analysis: methods and examples
Xu D., Wang M., Zhou F., Cai Y., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 210 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319449-79-1)
The increasing availability of health-related datasets and the advances in processing capabilities and technology related to data management and the big data spectrum have led to great interest in analyzing biomedical and e-health data. This book ...
Apr 11 2018
Wearable IoT data stream traceability in a distributed health information system
Lomotey R., Pry J., Sriramoju S. Pervasive and Mobile Computing 40 692-707, 2017. Type: Article
Personal use of wearable Internet of Things (IoT) devices for health monitoring is rapidly expanding. For medical use, routing continuous streams of this data raises new security, safety, and complexity concerns. This paper explores traceability b...
Apr 5 2018
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