Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2016

Journal

Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease

Volume

3

Inclusive Pages

11

DOI

10.1186/s40697-016-0099-4

Abstract

The data contained within the electronic health record (EHR) is “big” from the standpoint of volume, velocity, and variety. These circumstances and the pervasive trend towards EHR adoption have sparked interest in applying big data predictive analytic techniques to EHR data. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a condition well suited to prediction and risk forecasting; not only does the consensus definition for AKI allow temporal anchoring of events, but no treatments exist once AKI develops, underscoring the importance of early identification and prevention. The Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI) convened a group of key opinion leaders and stakeholders to consider how best to approach AKI research and care in the “Big Data” era. This manuscript addresses the core elements of AKI risk prediction and outlines potential pathways and processes. We describe AKI prediction targets, feature selection, model development, and data display.

Comments

Reproduced with permission of BioMed Central Ltd. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.

Peer Reviewed

1

Open Access

1

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