EHRs… ahhh, love them, hate them. If you do any work in the medical space, you will need to interact with them. In this post, I talk about what they are, what they do, their strengths and weaknesses. What are they? EHRs (electronic health records) are digital records of patient’s clinical records. EHR platforms are software platforms … Continue reading EHRs, what’s all the fuss about?
Feature engineering is an important step in analytics. Some may say this is THE most important step. I typically spend between 50-70% of the time of an analytic exercise on feature engineering. What is it: In the predictive modeling context, features are basically elements of the data. E.g. age of patients, diagnoses and procedures patients have had … Continue reading Feature engineering for health analytics