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Section: New Results

Scalable and Interpretable Predictive Models for Electronic Health Records

Early identification of patients at risk of developing complications during their hospital stay is currently one of the most challenging issues in healthcare. Complications include hospital-acquired infections, admissions to intensive care units, and in-hospital mortality. Being able to accurately predict the patients' outcomes is a crucial prerequisite for tailoring the care that certain patients receive, if it is believed that they will do poorly without additional intervention. We consider the problem of complication risk prediction, such as patient mortality, from the electronic health records of the patients. We study the question of making predictions on the first day at the hospital, and of making updated mortality predictions day after day during the patient's stay. We are developping distributed models that are scalable and interpretable. Key insights include analyzing diagnoses known at admission and drugs served, which evolve during the hospital stay. We leverage a distributed architecture to learn interpretable models from training datasets of gigantic size. We test our analyses with more than one million of patients from hundreds of hospitals, and report on the lessons learned from these experiments.

Preliminary results were presented at the 2018 International Conference on Data Science and Applications, and extended results have been submitted for publication consideration.