Achieving optimal care for pediatric asthma patients depends on giving clinicians efficient access to pertinent patient information. Unfortunately, adherence to guidelines or best practices has shown to be challenging, as relevant information is often scattered throughout the patient record in both structured data and unstructured clinical notes. Furthermore, in the absence of supporting tools, the onus of consolidating this information generally falls upon the clinician. In this study, we propose a machine learning-based clinical decision support (CDS) system focused on pediatric asthma care to alleviate some of this burden. This framework aims to incorporate a machine learning model capable of predicting asthma exacerbation risk into the clinical workflow, emphasizing contextual data, supporting information, and model transparency and explainability. We show that this asthma exacerbation model is capable of predicting exacerbation with an 0.8 AUC-ROC. This model, paired with a comprehensive informatics-based process centered on clinical usability, emphasizes our focus on meeting the needs of the clinical practice with machine learning technology.
|Number of pages
|AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium
|Published - 2022
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Medicine