Find a Physician by Matching Medical Needs described in your Own Words

F.S. Bäumer, M. Dollmann, M. Geierhos, in: E.M. Shakshuki (Ed.), The 6th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN 2015) / The 5th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH-2015) / Affiliated Workshops, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2015, pp. 417–424.

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The individual search for information about physicians on Web 2.0 platforms can affect almost all aspects of our lives. People can directly access physician rating websites via web browsers or use any search engine to find physician reviews and ratings filtered by location resp. specialty. However, sometimes keyword search does not meet user needs because of the disagreement of users’ common terms queries for symptoms and the widespread medical terminology. In this paper, we present the prototype of a specialised search engine that overcomes this by indexing user-generated content (i.e., review texts) for physician discovery and provides automatic suggestions as well as an appropriate visualisation. On the one hand, we consider the available numeric physician ratings as sorting criterion for the ranking of query results. Furthermore, we extended existing ranking algorithms with respect to domain-specific types and physicians ratings on the other hand. We gathered more than 860,000 review texts and collected more than 213,000 physician records. A random test shows that about 19.7% of 5,100 different words in total are health- related and partly belong to consumer health vocabularies. Our evaluation results show that the query results fit user's particular health issues when seeking for physicians.
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The 6th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN 2015) / The 5th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH-2015) / Affiliated Workshops
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63
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417-424
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5th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH 2015)
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Berlin, Germany
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2015-09-27 – 2015-09-30
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Bäumer FS, Dollmann M, Geierhos M. Find a Physician by Matching Medical Needs described in your Own Words. In: Shakshuki EM, ed. The 6th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN 2015) / The 5th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH-2015) / Affiliated Workshops. Vol 63. Procedia Computer Science. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier; 2015:417-424. doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.08.362
Bäumer, F. S., Dollmann, M., & Geierhos, M. (2015). Find a Physician by Matching Medical Needs described in your Own Words. In E. M. Shakshuki (Ed.), The 6th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN 2015) / The 5th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH-2015) / Affiliated Workshops (Vol. 63, pp. 417–424). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2015.08.362
@inproceedings{Bäumer_Dollmann_Geierhos_2015, place={Amsterdam, The Netherlands}, series={Procedia Computer Science}, title={Find a Physician by Matching Medical Needs described in your Own Words}, volume={63}, DOI={10.1016/j.procs.2015.08.362}, booktitle={The 6th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN 2015) / The 5th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH-2015) / Affiliated Workshops}, publisher={Elsevier}, author={Bäumer, Frederik Simon and Dollmann, Markus and Geierhos, Michaela}, editor={Shakshuki, Elhadi M.Editor}, year={2015}, pages={417–424}, collection={Procedia Computer Science} }
Bäumer, Frederik Simon, Markus Dollmann, and Michaela Geierhos. “Find a Physician by Matching Medical Needs Described in Your Own Words.” In The 6th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN 2015) / The 5th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH-2015) / Affiliated Workshops, edited by Elhadi M. Shakshuki, 63:417–24. Procedia Computer Science. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2015.08.362.
F. S. Bäumer, M. Dollmann, and M. Geierhos, “Find a Physician by Matching Medical Needs described in your Own Words,” in The 6th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN 2015) / The 5th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH-2015) / Affiliated Workshops, Berlin, Germany, 2015, vol. 63, pp. 417–424.
Bäumer, Frederik Simon, et al. “Find a Physician by Matching Medical Needs Described in Your Own Words.” The 6th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN 2015) / The 5th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH-2015) / Affiliated Workshops, edited by Elhadi M. Shakshuki, vol. 63, Elsevier, 2015, pp. 417–24, doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.08.362.

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