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For Better Healthcare Mining Health Data

For Better Healthcare Mining Health Data
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Author(s): Güney Gürsel (Command post of Gendarme Logistics, School ol of Technical and Auxiliary Forces, Turkey)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 24
Source title: Data Analytics in Medicine: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1204-3.ch003


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Data mining has great contributions to the healthcare such as support for effective treatment, healthcare management, customer relation management, fraud and abuse detection and decision making. The common data mining methods used in healthcare are Artificial Neural Network, Decision trees, Genetic Algorithms, Nearest neighbor method, Logistic regression, Fuzzy logic, Fuzzy based Neural Networks, Bayesian Networks and Support Vector Machines. The most used task is classification. Because of the complexity and toughness of medical domain, data mining is not an easy task to accomplish. In addition, privacy and security of patient data is a big issue to deal with because of the sensitivity of healthcare data. There exist additional serious challenges. This chapter is a descriptive study aimed to provide an acquaintance to data mining and its usage and applications in healthcare domain. The use of Data mining in healthcare informatics and challenges will be examined.

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