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Open Source Clinical Decision Support Tools

David Richards (Fleet Ventures)
Healthcare
Location: F151
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Medical clinics are commonly document-rich and data-poor. For a long
time, professionals have been pushing for more useful data. This push
has resulted in standardized vocabularies for medical terms, standards
for representing medical data, and a meaningful use initiative from
the US government. Now that the documents are beginning to look like
data, what do we do with it?

One goal can be to generate pattern recognition for medical use.
Pattern recognition can be used for finding pathological patterns,
alerting physicians to actions needed, or generating treatment
variations for different outcomes.

The good news is that the Open Source community has done a great job
with generating pattern recognition software. In this talk, I will
cover some of the open source software that can be applied to clinical
data. The talk will highlight some of the available solutions and then
focus on a practical solution with Fathom, an open-source framework
based on the GNU Scientific Library and Apophenia.

Advanced beginners or intermediate professionals accustomed to working
with medical data should find this presentation useful.
David Richards, MBA, has been working in the software industry for
over 15 years. Over the past few years, he has been developing medical
solutions for his own company and clients. David has also contributed
a couple dozen machine learning or analytic libraries to the
open-source world. Among these open-sourced projects are Fathom, a
decision support framework, and Open Mobius, a
website for setting up decision support systems. Some of David’s
thoughts on software and technology can be found at
http://fleetventures.com. He can be contacted at
<david@fleetventures.com>.

David Richards

Fleet Ventures

David Richards, MBA, has been working in the software industry for over 15 years. Over the past few years, he has been developing medical solutions for his own company and clients. David has also contributed a couple dozen machine learning or analytic libraries to the open-source world. Among these open-sourced projects are Fathom, a decision support framework, and Open Mobius, a website for setting up decision support systems. Some of David’s thoughts on software and technology can be found at fleetventures.com. He can be contacted at david@fleetventures.com.