Friday, Apr 1 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Zoom Meeting

Please join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Clinical Informatics!

“Current Practices and Frontiers in Rule-Based Electronic Phenotyping”

Fabricio Kury, MD
Clinical Data Strategist

Electronic phenotyping is the process of identifying patient subjects for study, as well as their covariates, and is integral to the majority of secondary use cases of electronic health data sets. Rule-based phenotyping, the most common kind, starts from a definition in medical language, and manually produces a computer algorithm to model that definition based on how patient data is expected to exist, if it does. This presentation leverages examples from current phenotyping practice to walk the audience through its work process, and illustrate hindrances found along the way. Discussed topics include practical matters, such as deciphering mismatches in the results between phenotypes, uncovering logical gaps in medical definitions, comparing phenotypes definitions themselves, computing clinical scores from groups of data elements, as well as higher-level matters such as current software tools, and computational complexity in phenotyping.