Extracting relevant information from physician-patient dialogues for automated clinical note taking

Serena Jeblee, Faiza Khan Khattak, Noah Crampton, Muhammad Mamdani, Frank Rudzicz


Abstract
We present a system for automatically extracting pertinent medical information from dialogues between clinicians and patients. The system parses each dialogue and extracts entities such as medications and symptoms, using context to predict which entities are relevant. We also classify the primary diagnosis for each conversation. In addition, we extract topic information and identify relevant utterances. This serves as a baseline for a system that extracts information from dialogues and automatically generates a patient note, which can be reviewed and edited by the clinician.
Anthology ID:
D19-6209
Volume:
Proceedings of the Tenth International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis (LOUHI 2019)
Month:
November
Year:
2019
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Hong Kong
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EMNLP | Louhi | WS
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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65–74
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/D19-6209
DOI:
10.18653/v1/D19-6209
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