NurseDoc - Categorisation, Clustering and Model-based knowledge extraction from unstructured nursing documentation

Duration: 2013 - 2015

Funding: Tyrolean Science Fund


The project aims at the analysis of unstructured nursing data to complement structured nursing data contained in nursing data marts. Special focus is set on the generation of knowledge to support the evaluation of the quality of documentation and cost efectiveness. Unstructured data may play an important role in such a setting and is currently not widely used. The knowledge contained in free-text documentation of nurses is a valuable source, especially with regard to the patient collective. The research of possibilities to formalize free-text and available knowledge within as well as the application of maschine-learning approaches are further targets of the project.