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A Matrix Factorization Approach to Health Record Data Mining

Author/​Artist:
Luo, Dee [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Kpotufe, Samory [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering [Browse]
Class year:
2016
Description:
62 pages
Summary note:
The increasing use of standardized electronic patient records in the health- care industry over the past few years has given rise to a new field of big data analysis with goals of identifying disease correlations, subgrouping similar pa- tients, and performing medical outcome prediction. Developments in these ar- eas have huge potential to cut spending ine ciencies and boost clinical decision support. This thesis proposes a non-negative matrix factorization approach to clinical data mining, drawing analogies to studies done in the fields of text min- ing and predictive recommender systems. We review effective modifications to the standard algorithm and run experiments on a set of patient claims data.