Phenotyping: high precision in the creation of patient cohorts based on electronic health record data.
Jack is on a mission. He is attempting to create a cohort of patients in the Intensive Care Unit with a diagnosis of ruptured cerebral aneurysms. While Jack is excited as this would become a significant platform for his research program, the challenges of selecting patients while using an electronic health record (EHR) keep on increasing. For one, ICD-10 codes in the EHR are not that entirely reliable. Either they will miss cases (false negatives) or will include the ones who are not with an aneurysm. [Read More]