Medical Information Retrieval for Healthcare: the Challenges
Irmawati S1, Muh. Hidayat Cakrawijaya2, E. Laxmi Lydia3, K. Shankar4, Phong Thanh Nguyen5
1Irmawati S, Universitas Megarezky, Indonesia.
2Muh. Hidayat Cakrawijaya, Universitas Megarezky, Indonesia.
3E.Laxmi Lydia, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology (A), Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), India.
4K.Shankar, Department of Computer Applications, Alagappa University, India.
5Phong Thanh Nguyen, Department of Project Management, Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam.
Manuscript received on 28 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 November 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 November 2019 | PP: 811-814 | Volume-8 Issue-6S3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: F11560986S319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F1156.0986S319
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Abstract: The Medical Information Retrieval (MIR) refers to collect datasets from research agencies, institutes, medical clinical or data from research organizations like hospitals etc and use this information for further experiments for the betterment to get new solutions for the complex health diseases. The purpose of such kind of information retrieval system is to improve the healthcare system, diagnose the disease in less time and try to provide better alternate treatment solutions to the patients. Today the internet has connected the whole world and it is very easy for the medical research organizations to exchange the medical data and exchange the test results. They are not required to do the same experiments again which has already done in any of the country. The research or healthcare research organizations can perform the next level of experiments with the help of collected medical information from the researchers of one country. Even the countries can share the medical information and they can combine do the medical experiments with the retrieved information. However in this research it is tried to study the importance of Medical Information Retrieval and its methods and it is also studied how it is useful in Healthcare. In this study it is noted that there are several challenges the research have to face. Because the different countries have different languages. The medical terms are different in different countries so that sometimes it is difficult to synchronies the retrieved information from different sources. One biggest challenge is that it is not possible to get the accuracy of the data.
Keywords: Medical Information, Information Retrieval Methods (IRM), Information For Healthcare System.
Scope of the Article: Information Retrieval