UMMS Affiliation

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

Date

11-2012

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Telemedicine; Text Messaging

Disciplines

Communication Technology and New Media | Health Communication | Health Information Technology | Health Services Administration

Abstract

In mobile health (M-health), Short Message Service (SMS) has shown to improve disease related self-management and health service outcomes, leading to enhanced patient care. However, the hard limit on character size for each message limits the full value of exploring SMS communication in health care practices. To overcome this problem and improve the efficiency of clinical workflow, we developed an innovative system, MedTxting (available at http://medtxting.askhermes.org), which is a learning-based but knowledge-rich system that compresses medical texts in a SMS style. Evaluations on clinical questions and discharge summary narratives show that MedTxting can effectively compress medical texts with reasonable readability and noticeable size reduction. Findings in this work reveal potentials of MedTxting to the clinical settings, allowing for real-time and cost-effective communication, such as patient condition reporting, medication consulting, physicians connecting to share expertise to improve point of care.

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Citation: AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2012;2012:558-67. Epub 2012 Nov 3.

Comments

Copyright ©2012 AMIA - All rights reserved. This is an Open Access article: verbatim copying and redistribution of this article are permitted in all media for any purpose.

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