Data to diagnosis in global health: A 3P approach

In this late 2018 paper published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, Pathinarupothi et al. with the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences present their Rapid Active Summarization for Effective Prognosis (RASPRO) framework for healthcare facilities. Noting an increasing volume of data coming from body-attached senors and a lack of making the best sense of it, the researchers developed RASPRO to provide summarized patient/disease-specific trends via body sensor data and aid physicians in being proactive in more rapidly identifying the onset of critical conditions. This is done through the implementation of “physician assist filters” or PAFs, which also enable succinctness and decision making even over bandwidth-limited communication networks. They conclude the system “helps in personalized, precision, and preventive diagnosis of the patients” while also providing the benefits of availability, accessibility, and affordability for healthcare systems.

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