Mo H, Thompson WK, Rasmussen LV, Pacheco JA, Jiang G, Kiefer R, Zhu Q, Xu J, Montague E, Carrell DS, Lingren T, Mentch FD, Ni Y, Wehbe FH, Peissig PL, Tromp G, Larson EB, Chute CG, Pathak J, Denny JC, Speltz P, Kho AN, Jarvik GP, Bejan CA, Williams MS, Borthwick K, Kitchner TE, Roden DM, Harris PA. Desiderata for computable representations of electronic health records-driven phenotype algorithms. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2015 Nov;22(22). 1220-30. PMID: 26342218 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4639716
Electronic health records (EHRs) are increasingly used for clinical and translational research through the creation of phenotype algorithms. Currently, phenotype algorithms are most commonly represented as noncomputable descriptive documents and knowledge artifacts that detail the protocols for querying diagnoses, symptoms, procedures, medications, and/or text-driven medical concepts, and are primarily meant for human comprehension. We present desiderata for developing a computable phenotype representation model (PheRM).