El-Hayek C, Barzegar S, Faux N, Doyle K, Pillai P, Mutch SJ, Vaisey A, Ward R, Sanci L, Dunn AG, Hellard ME. An evaluation of existing text de-identification tools for use with patient progress notes from Australian general practice. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2023 May 1;173:105021. https://doiorg.simsrad.net.ocs.mq.edu.au/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2023.105021

An evaluation of existing text de-identification tools for use with patient progress notes from Australian general practice Digitized patient progress notes from general practice represent a significant resource for clinical and public health research but cannot feasibly and ethically be used for these purposes without automated de-identification. Internationally, several open-source natural language processing tools have

Lyell D, Coiera E, Chen J, Shah P, Magrabi F. How machine learning is embedded to support clinician decision making: an analysis of FDA-approved medical devices. BMJ Health Care Inform. 2021 Apr;28(1):e100301. doi: 10.1136/bmjhci-2020-100301. PMID: 33853863; PMCID: PMC8054073.

Objective: To examine how and to what extent medical devices using machine learning (ML) support clinician decision making. Methods: We searched for medical devices that were (1) approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) up till February 2020; (2) intended for use by clinicians; (3) in clinical tasks or decisions and (4) used

Kocaballi AB, Ijaz K, Laranjo L, Quiroz JC, Rezazadegan D, Tong HL, Willcock S, Berkovsky S, Coiera E. Envisioning an artificial intelligence documentation assistant for future primary care consultations: A co-design study with general practitioners. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2020.

Objective The study sought to understand the potential roles of a future artificial intelligence (AI) documentation assistant in primary care consultations and to identify implications for doctors, patients, healthcare system, and technology design from the perspective of general practitioners. Materials and Methods Co-design workshops with general practitioners were conducted. The workshops focused on (1) understanding

Kocaballi AB, Coiera E, Tong HL, White S, Quiroz JC, Rezazadegan F, Willcock S, Laranjo L. A network model of activities in primary care consultations. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2019; 26(10):1074-82.

Objective The objective of this study is to characterize the dynamic structure of primary care consultations by identifying typical activities and their inter-relationships to inform the design of automated approaches to clinical documentation using natural language processing and summarization methods. Materials and Methods This is an observational study in Australian general practice involving 31 consultations

Laranjo L, Dunn AG, Tong HL, Kocaballi AB, Chen J, Bashir R, Surian D, Gallego B, Magrabi F, Lau AYS, Coiera E. Conversational agents in healthcare: a systematic review. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2018; 25(9):1248-58.

OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to review the characteristics, current applications, and evaluation measures of conversational agents with unconstrained natural language input capabilities used for health-related purposes. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, PsycInfo, and ACM Digital using a predefined search strategy. Studies were included if they focused on consumers or healthcare professionals; involved a conversational