PHIs (Protected Health Information) identification from free text clinical records based on machine learning

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Abstract

To preserve patient confidentiality, there is a need to identify PHIs (Protected Health Information) from free text text clinical records, and such sensitive information must either be removed or replaced. Identification of the PHI's are normally performed manually on large sets of structured EHR databases, which is time-consuming, prohibitively expensive and error-prone. Hence, methods for automatic or semi-automatic identification of personal health information are of significant scientific and commercial interest. In this paper, we propose an innovative computational framework based on novel text mining and machine learning algorithms for automatic identification of PHIs from massive, unstructured free text clinical records, discharge summaries and other care documents. The experimental evaluation of the proposed algorithmic framework development, for several publicly available i2b2 challenge datasets from Informatics for Integrating Biology & the Bedside (i2b2) shared tasks, has shown promising outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI 2017)
Place of PublicationHawaii
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
Volume2018-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781538627259
ISBN (Print)9781538627273
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2017
EventIEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2017 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 27 Nov 20171 Dec 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2017 - Proceedings
Volume2018-January

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2017
Abbreviated titleSSCI 2017
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period27/11/171/12/17

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    Rajput, K., Chetty, G., & Davey, R. (2017). PHIs (Protected Health Information) identification from free text clinical records based on machine learning. In Proceedings 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI 2017) (Vol. 2018-January, pp. 1-9). (2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2017 - Proceedings; Vol. 2018-January). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/SSCI.2017.8285286