A Framework to Recommend Interventions for 30-Day Heart Failure Readmission Risk

Abstract—In this paper, we describe a novel framework to recommend personalized intervention strategies to minimize 30- day readmission risk for heart failure (HF) patients, as they move through the provider’s cardiac care protocol. We design principled solutions by learning the structure and parameters of a multi-layer hierarchical Bayesian network from underlying high-dimensional patient data. Next, we generate and summarize the rules leading to personalized interventions which can be applied to individual patients as they progress from admit to discharge. We present comprehensive experimental results as well as interesting case studies to demonstrate the effectiveness of our proposed framework using large real-world patient datasets on Microsoft Azure for Research platform.
Conference: 
ICDM 2014 | IEEE International Conference on Data Mining
Year: 
2014
Authors: 
Rui Liu, Kiyana Zolfaghar, Si-Chi Chin, Senjuti Basu Roy, Ankur Teredesai