Support for the Inclusion of Domain Knowledge in Prediction Models - User Evaluations of a Tool for Generating Prediction Models for Serious Adverse Events in Oncology

Monique Hendriks

Abstract

As healthcare is becoming more personalized, prediction models have become an important tool for decision support. In order to create sensible, understandable and useful prediction models, it is often necessary to include domain knowledge. This requires multi-disciplinary communication which has proven to be difficult, as the different parties involved are not always aware of each other’s information needs. This paper presents the design process of a tool which supports the communication between clinical experts and data mining experts. Interviews and user tests were executed on four different sites and with 14 different users from both domains. The results from these user tests confirm the need for support on the communication process and provide evidence that the tool presented here indeed provides support by helping both parties to understand each other’s information needs. The tool provides a graphical user interface which guides the users through the steps required to create a prediction model. The graphical user interface helps the clinical expert to understand the choices to be made which rely on his/her expertise, while the fact that a ‘quick-and-dirty’ first version of a prediction model is generated in the process, helps the data mining expert to uncover all formal requirements for the model.

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Hendriks M. (2016). Support for the Inclusion of Domain Knowledge in Prediction Models - User Evaluations of a Tool for Generating Prediction Models for Serious Adverse Events in Oncology . In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-170-0, pages 183-188. DOI: 10.5220/0005656201830188


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf16,
author={Monique Hendriks},
title={Support for the Inclusion of Domain Knowledge in Prediction Models - User Evaluations of a Tool for Generating Prediction Models for Serious Adverse Events in Oncology},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016)},
year={2016},
pages={183-188},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005656201830188},
isbn={978-989-758-170-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016)
TI - Support for the Inclusion of Domain Knowledge in Prediction Models - User Evaluations of a Tool for Generating Prediction Models for Serious Adverse Events in Oncology
SN - 978-989-758-170-0
AU - Hendriks M.
PY - 2016
SP - 183
EP - 188
DO - 10.5220/0005656201830188